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Using game design to discover your potential

Game Lab affiliate researcher Konstantin Mitgutsch will be with us in May to discover our superpowers! He is running an innovative and creative workshop that uses game design and play to help participants understand their skills and abilities: their superpowers!

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Applications open for Play Labs 2017 – summer accelerator for MIT alumni & students using playful technologies

Applications are open to companies founded by MIT alumni or students for the inaugural edition of PlayLabs, a new A summer accelerator for MIT students & alumni using playful technologies, taking place on MIT’s campus, hosted by the MIT Game Lab, and operated by Bayview Labs.

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Playing at Real Estate Development in China!

Since August, the MIT Game Lab has been developing a game about real estate entrepreneurship and socially responsible development for the Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab. This past April, Sara Verrilli and I visited China to test our game with undergraduate students in urban planning, architecture, real estate development, and landscaping. We also wanted to get a sense of the scale of real estate development currently in progress there. Our first stop was in Hohhot, at the Inner Mongolia University of Technology.

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Open House & Game Testing – Wednesday, July 22nd from 4-6pm

The MIT-Shenkar Summer Game Development Workshop has four games in early development this summer that are in need of your feedback! We invite everyone – young, old, MIT community, game playing, game developing, or even never touched a video game before in your life – to come, play our games, and give us the feedback we need to complete our games by the end of July.

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MIT Undergraduates: Make Games with Us this Summer as a UROP!

The MIT Game Lab, MIT Education Arcade, and “Shenkar – Engineering. Art. Design” (of Tel Aviv, Israel) are partnering up this summer to run a Game Development Summer Workshop!

We are hiring current MIT or Wellesley undergrads, eligible for an MIT UROP, to participate in the workshop and to make video games with us!

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Escape Room Game Jam Keynote Speaker: Scott Nicholson

To kick off our first ever Escape Room Game Jam, we’ve asked Scott Nicholson to speak to us about escape room games!

Dr. Nicholson has recently been researching the design and development of Escape Rooms and will share with us some of his findings, as well as introduce to us what Escape Rooms are!

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Friday Games: Designer Aerjen Tamminga

We’ve handed the reins to this week’s Friday Games to our affiliate, Aerjen Tamminga: This Friday will be an exploration of some of the Euro Games that inspired me to make Pleasant Dreams. I often (accidentally) make games with indirect

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Global Game Jam Postmortems & Presentations – Today, 4pm – MIT 32-123 & online

We’ve had a blast making games this weekend as one of the 450+ Global Game Jam sites worldwide! 86 people from the Boston Metro area, New Hampshire, and Providence formed 16 teams to make games based on the common theme:

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Friday Games: Going, Going, GONE!

Going Going GONE box

This Friday, we have guest developer and friend of the Lab Scott Nicholson, here to talk to us about his recently published board game, Going, Going, GONE! “Can you keep your cool while bids are rising? Join Scott Nicholson, director

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Friday Games: Super Mario 3D World

This Friday, strap on your catsuit, and come on down for the four-player experience of Nintendo’s latest Mario game, Super Mario 3D World! We’ll be continuing our series of multiplayer game sessions this Friday at 4pm ET in MIT room

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