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April 2017

Boston Indies: “Black Stories and Digital Narratives: What do Black lives look like in gaming?”

April 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
32-155, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02143 United States
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Sponsored by the MIT Game Lab The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this April for their monthly meeting. This month features a lecture from MIT visiting professor, Kishonna Gray: Using the lens of racial project, I examine popular console video games for their (in)ability to capture Black stories in a holistic manner. The mediated story of Black characters is limited and situated within buffoonery, crime, or violent contexts. Video games, as part of the…

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May 2017

Superpower Discovery Session – “Stop Playing Small”

May 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
E25-117, 45 CARLETON ST
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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We all have Superpowers – personal, often surprising strengths that lie at the core of who we are – but we rarely live them in our everyday life, our jobs and relationships. Many people don’t know what their Superpowers actually are. They are still hidden and have yet to be discovered. In our workshops, we work with unconventional methods from game design and creative sectors to get to the bottom of everyone’s Superpowers.

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July 2017

Boston Indies: “Fun, Enabled: Unpacking Game Accessibility in 2017”

July 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
32-144, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02143 United States
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The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this April for their monthly meeting. This month features a lecture from local developer, Johnny Richardson, talking about Accessibility

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September 2017

Boston Festival of Indie Games 2017

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Johnson Ice Rink, Johnson Ice Rink 77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Sponsored by the MIT Game Lab 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…

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MIT Game Lab X Tencent: League of Legends Exhibition Match

September 23, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
32-123, Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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The MIT Game Lab has invited Tencent Interactive Entertainment and collegiate esports teams from Peking University and Nanjing Institute of Technology to play League of Legends and King of Glory with MIT students!

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October 2017

Boston Indies: October: Business Skills for Freelance Creatives

October 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
32-141, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this October for their monthly meeting. This month features Xiao'an Li of Li & Ortega:

As creatives, business is often what we consider to be the dreariest part of developing our careers. This is often because "business" is perceived as monolithic and difficult, instead of what it truly is - a holistic combination of small tasks executed thoughtfully. When we break it down to the simple and often very human elements, business development becomes less intimidating, and perhaps even fun, if one dares to dream. This talk covers some of the basic soft-skills every entrepreneurial creative should know.

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February 2018

Boston Indies: February Demo Night

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
32-124, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Sponsored by the MIT Game Lab The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this February for their monthly meeting. This month features their regular Demo Night: Bring your *unfinished* work. Put it on a table. Other people will walk around and give you helpful feedback. FAQS: Q: I've never done this before. How do I not screw up? A: We have a Beginner's Guide here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aest4b0P78oMDhPuwcxXNrwAniLlQJL945T4RWbAIDo/edit?usp=sharing Q: Are there outlets? A: Yes Q: What work…

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March 2018

Boston Indies: March, Lightning Talks

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Building 34-101, 50 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this March for their monthly meeting. This month features a round of 'Lightning Talks' - short talks, rants, or raves from members of the Boston Indies communities about topics that are important to them.

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April 2018

Boston Indies: April, Lecture TBA

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
32-155, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02143 United States
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The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this April for their monthly meeting. This month features a lecture, TBA when details come in.

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June 2018

Boston Indies: June, Lightning Talks

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
32-155, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02143 United States
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The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this June for their monthly meeting. This month features a round of 'Lightning Talks' - short talks, rants, or raves from members of the Boston Indies communities about topics that are important to them.

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