Monthly Archives: April 2013

Funding Game Projects: Notes from the MIT Business in Gaming Conference

The following post was written by Eduardo Marisca, CMS Graduate Student. The MIT Business in Gaming (BiG) conference took place here at the MIT campus a few weeks ago, organized by the MIT Sloan Business in Gaming Club. It was

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Weekly 5 – 4/26/13 “Shameless Self-Promotion Edition”

Welcome to a very special “Shameless Self-Promotion” edition of the Weekly 5. Usually we bring you interesting links from across the web, but today we are focusing on our own little corner of the internet because we have a TON

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Final Presentations from “Creating Videogames” – Fall 2012

This Fall, the MIT Game Lab taught its digital game creation course, Creating Video Games, for the third time. The goal of the course is less about ‘creating video games’, and more about learning the project management, team co-ordination, and

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IHA Northeast Regional Championships, May 17th 5PM

The IHA Northeast Regional Chapmionships When: Friday May 17th, 5PM Where: MIT Sloan Laboratory 35-225   That’s right! The IHA Northeast Regional Championships are BACK! Last year, Ramiro Corbetta and Robert Yang took home the title and donned the Hokra

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Friday Games: Guacamelee

Due to campus closures, Friday Games is postponed to next Friday, April 26. What do you get when you mix Metroid, Castlevania, lucha libre, a bunch of internet references, brightly-colored papercraft-looking graphics, a dash of Mexican culture, and a lot

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Weekly 5 – 4/12/13

Hi Ho, here’s another selection of Weekly 5 links from across the interwebs. 1. Bioshock Infinite Critique – Philip Leigh Alexander wrote an excellent critique of Bioshock Infinite. It is a great example of what we might call “New Games Criticism” and it

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Friday Games: QUILTBAG Jam Recap!

Gays vs Ducks

Photo by Brian Kokernak Last weekend’s QUILTBAG Jam was a big success, with a larger turnout (and some returning jammers) from the first Gayme Jam we hosted in 2012. There were also several jammers submitting games from remote sites, adding

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Owen Goes to GDC

Owen Macindoe was one of a few IGDA scholars selected to attend GDC this past march. Here’s his report on the event.My time at GDC this year had a particularly serious tone for two reasons. The first was that I

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Friday Talks: Televisual Sports Videogames (Abe Stein!)

Friday 4pm twitch.tv/mitgamelab

Instead of Friday Games this week, we’re going to lend our support (and remote scrutiny) to Abe Stein, dauntless audio director, blogger, and grad student at the MIT Game Lab! On April 5th, he will give a short presentation on

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FROG Conference CfP – “Context Matters”

This post was written by conference co-chair Konstantin Mitgutsch. A little background about unconventional game politics When in 2006 a tragic school shooting took place in Emsdetten (Germany), a new initiative for censorship in Austria was instigated by political parties

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