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Posts about events held at the MIT Game Lab, such as our weekly Friday Games play sessions, public lectures, and workshops.

Friday Games: Fashion = POWER!

Above: Yuna, Rikku, and newcomer Paine are the stars in Final Fantasy X-2. Image Credit: Square Enix

In honor of the Final Fantasy X-2 HD re-release, we will play games where fashion is a gameplay mechanic, including the new Final Fantasy XII Lightning Returns, The World Ends With You, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, and others. Come join us

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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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Friday Games: Karaokards

Ste Curran is visiting the MIT Game Lab to give us a tase of his unique style of game related storytelling as well as showing his soon to be released game Karaokards which recently was successfully funded on Kickstarter. We’ll

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Friday Games: Strider

Wall-clinging! Cybernetic attack dogs! Russian dystopia! Nobody’s entirely sure what “Special A-Class” REALLY means, and we’re pretty sure there’s no real explanation for why a bizarre, plasma-powered tonfa-sword-thing should be called a “cypher,” but it’s difficult to deny that the

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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: For The Records

This Friday, we will be playing four games from DePaul University about mental health with our an old friend of the lab, Doris Rusch! We’ll start at 4pm ET in MIT room 26-153 as usual. You can also watch online

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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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Friday Games: Foiled

This Friday, we’ll be playing Foiled, a competitive two-player fencing game developed by Gabe Cuzzillo and Aaron Taecker-Wyss! We will take turns using the standard arcade convention: winner stays, loser swaps to the next challenger. Each player takes control of

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Friday Games: Kolejka (Queue)

This Friday, we’ll be playing Kolejka, a board game about queueing for scarce food and necessities in 1980’s communist Poland! Players line up family members in neighborhood stores in the hopes of obtaining toilet paper, shoes, sugar, and the occasional

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