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Boston Festival of Indie Games’s all-star curators are thrilled with this year’s applicants.
The Boston Festival of Indie Games has announced that more than 200 digital and tabletop games were submitted for consideration in their respective showcases at the fourth annual festival, which will be Saturday, September 12, 2015, on the MIT campus.
The Boston Festival of Indie Games is open to the public and will take place at the Johnson Athletic Center at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Festival attendees play video games and tabletop games games in a casual, inclusive environment. Tickets are available at www.bostonfig.com for $10 each for a limited time, and kids 13 and under can enter free.
“We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s crop of independently created tabletop and digital games that’ll be on display at Boston FIG. Our team of curators are some of the most well-known and successful game-creators in the industry, and they’re very excited about the submissions to our showcases that they’ve seen so far. We can’t wait for our attendees to check them out!” says Caroline Murphy, the executive producer of Boston FIG.
The curators for this year’s festival include: James Mathe, owner and president of Minion Development Corp.; Tim Leow, the executive director of MassDiGI; Dave Ewalt, an award-winning journalist and expert in the realm of tabletop games; Gil Hova, a board game designer and the founder of Formal Ferret Games; Jonathan Mintz, the principal designer at Harmonix Music Systems; and more than 40 other industry leaders. In the Digital Showcase alone, the team received more than 110 submissions.
While indie game submissions are now closed, Exhibitor tables are still available for any developers who’d like to show off their games. Boston FIG also is welcoming volunteers for anyone who wants to help out on the day of the event. Sign up at 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 gameplay.