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January 2017

Designing Games to affect Social Change

January 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Game Lab, 20 Ames St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Hosted by the MIT Game Lab Facilitated by Mack Cameron of MegaGames United and Sam Liberty from the Engagement Lab at Emerson College: Due to the current events, many gamers have been asking how they can be more involved in affecting positive change in our new political climate. You can volunteer for worthy causes, you can contact your representatives, and you can design a game. Games are unique mediums for story-telling. We love them because they are immersive and because…

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March 2017

Game Maker’s Guild: Pre-PAX Networking & Playtesting

March 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
32-124, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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PAX East is in town and it's time for us board game designers to get together! Bring a prototype or just a critical eye to New England's largest group of tabletop game developers and playtesters!

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April 2017

Games and Politics: An Interactive Exhibition by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with ZKM | Center for Art and Media

April 10, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Stata Center, TSMC Lobby, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The Goethe-Institut Boston and MIT Game Lab present the touring exhibition Games and Politics, which examines how computer games unfold their political potential. It explores the scope and limits of the computer game genre, constructing a counter-position within the entertainment industry with the aid of a repertoire of politically ambitious computer games from the past twelve years.

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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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