Boston Festival of Indie Games Registration Now Open Early registration encouraged for September 14, 2013 festival on MIT Campus

Boston Festival of Indie Games Registration Now Open
Early registration encouraged for September 14, 2013 festival on MIT Campus

April 11, 2013 —Cambridge, MA— The Boston Festival of Indie Games, presented by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies, announced today that it has opened attendee registration for the 2nd annual festival, which will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 on the MIT campus. Game fans of digital, tabletop and live action roleplaying game are welcome to register for free starting today at http://bostonfig.com/registration/attendee-registration/.

A celebration of independent game development in a variety of media and genres, Boston Festival of Indie Games is for all ages, free and open to the public. Festival attendees play video games, tabletop games and live action roleplaying (LARP) games in a casual, inclusive environment, plus attend film screenings and keynote talks.

Attendees can also become game developers themselves by participating in digital game jams, creating their own board and card games, and attending workshops and lectures about the process of making games. More fest details, including 2013 programming, will be announced in May. To stay informed on fest progress, sign up for updates on www.BostonFIG.com.

“We’ve got some new, big things planned for this year’s festival, including outdoor games, tournaments and live music, and are excited to now open the floodgates, allowing attendees to start registering for what we know will be a stellar event,” says Dan Silvers, festival co-producer.

Fiona Cherbak, festival co-producer adds,”We are expecting more than double our attendance from last year, so potentially thousands of attendees will be at the festival. We encourage those interested in attending the fest to register as early as possible to make sure you have a spot before our space at MIT hits capacity. All ages are welcome!”

For independent game developers interested in showcasing their games at the festival, developer submissions are currently open until Thursday, June 20. More information about game submissions can be found on www.BostonFIG.com.

About the Boston Festival of Indie Games (www.bostonfig.com):

The Boston Festival of Indie Games is a celebration of independent game development with emphasis on the New England and neighboring regions. The Boston Festival of Indie Games seeks to support and showcase the efforts of independent game developers by providing a free public event that encourages attendees to share and interact with games in various media, including video games, location-based games and tabletop games. Produced under the non-profit auspices of BeEpic, a Boston location-based games production group, the Boston Festival of Indie Games is focused on creating an intersection between community, academic and independent interests in game play.

About MIT Game Lab (http://gamelab.mit.edu/):

The MIT Game Lab brings together scholars, creators and technologies to teach, conduct research and develop new approaches to applied game design and construction. Ranked by the Princeton review as the #2 Game Design Program in North America, the MIT Game Lab maintains MIT’s roles as leader in the study, design and development of games. The MIT Game Lab’s goal is to explore, educate and engage the public by creating groundbreaking games, interactive online courses and new applications to real world challenges.

About Boston Indies (www.bostonindies.com):

Boston Indies is a community of dedicated independent game developers in Massachusetts and the surrounding area. Boston Indies works to foster a sense of community among Boston’s independent game developers, facilitate monthly meet-ups and other related community events, encourage developers to create games independent of large budgets and large company ties, provide a safe environment to obtain critical feedback on game development works in progress and serve as a brain trust for important information sharing among local independent developers.

To schedule an interview or for more festival info, please contact Elicia Basoli, Boston Festival of Indie Games publicist, at press@bostonfig.com; or contact Andrew Whitacre, Communications Director at the MIT Game Lab, at awhit@mit.edu or (617) 324-0490. More info is also available at www.bostonfig.com.

Updated: September 11, 2014 — 8:42 pm

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