Family-Friendly Boston Festival of Indie Games Takes Place at MIT

September 11, 2015 – Cambridge, MA – The Boston Festival of Indie Games is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, 2015, starting at 10am at the MIT Johnson Athletic Center! BostonFIG is an inclusive, welcoming environment filled with family-friendly activities and games you won’t see anywhere else.

Some key highlights at the event include:

  • Over 100 indie games! Developers from near and far will be showing off their digital and tabletop games to BostonFIG attendees over the course of the day.
  • HTC Vive virtual reality demos, taking place throughout the day. With demonstrations of some of the most exciting titles being developed for the HTC Vive, both players and developers will be able to explore the innovative technology with the HTC Vive Developer Edition.
  • Musical performances by the Videri String Quartet, a classically trained string quartet. Videri will be performing some old favourites from Halo, Bioshock Infinite, and Yoshi’s Island as well as premiering an arrangement from Ori and the Blind Forest.
  • Keynote speech by Susan Gold, an artist, teacher, and activist who is deeply passionate about fostering the richness and diversity that makes up independent game development community. Susan will focus on the unique, artful, and uncanny stories that fuel independent game developers’ passion to let those stories come to fruition, play out their tales, and make amazing games.

The Boston Festival of Indie Games is open to the public and will take place at the Johnson Athletic Center at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Festival attendees play video games and tabletop games in a casual, inclusive environment, plus attend a musical performance by Videri String Quartet and keynote speech by Susan Gold, Founder and President of Global Game Jam. Tickets are available now at www.bostonfig.comonline tickets are just $12 each, and kids 12 and under can attend for free!

Thanks to our terrific sponsors, the Boston Festival of Indie Games is able to remain a focal point for the indie gaming community each year. This year’s festival sponsors include HTC Vive, AdMagic, Turbine, White Wizard, virZoom, WGBH, Phonetic Eyewear, and Scirra. A full list of our sponsors can be found on our site here.

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 an inclusive, safe, family-friendly event that encourages attendees to share and interact with games in various media, from video games to tabletop games and beyond. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is focused on creating an intersection between community, academic and development interests in game play.

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