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Call For Startups for the Play Labs Summer 2018 Batch – Apply by March 28

The MIT Game Lab is hosting and running workshops for a startup incubator taking place on MIT campus this summer: Play Labs! Applications are now open through March 28th. The Call for Startups was posted on the site there, but

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Applications open for Play Labs 2018 – summer accelerator for startups using playful technologies

We are again hosting and mentoring startups as part of PlayLabs, a summer accelerator for startups using playful technologies. Applications are open until March 15! Play Labs is a private venture run by Bayview Labs, and its executive director is

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We’re looking for MIT students experienced in puzzle design or developing for VR this IAP & Spring!

The MIT Game Lab and Education Arcade have 4 UROP positions available, starting in IAP &/or Spring. Application instructions are at the bottom — please specify which Project you are applying for when sending your application! These are only available

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MIT Game Lab X Tencent: Esports Weekend, Sep 23 & 24

Explore esports with the MIT Game Lab & Tencent Interactive Entertainment on MIT campus through these fun events:
September 23, 2017 at 2:30pm at the Stata Center (32 Vassar St) in room 32-123: Collegiate Exhibition Match of League of Legends and Kings of Glory
September 24, 2017 at 2:30pm at the Stata Center (32 Vassar St) in room 32-141: Panel: “Positive Values of Esports”

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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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