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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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MIT Game Lab X Tencent: “Postitive Values of Esports” Panel

September 24, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
32-141, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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We have invited Tencent Interactive Entertainment and a number of distinguished guests to discuss the topic the "Positive Values of Esports" -- what we think these values might be and how we can encourage them in our esports games, competitions, and communities. Scot Osterweil, Creative Director of the MIT Game Lab and Education Arcade, will facilitate a discussion on stage with TL Taylor, Professor of Comparative Media Studies, MIT, with our guests: Mars Hou, Vice General Manager, Marketing, Tencent Interactive…

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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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January 2018

Boston Indies: January Talk: Club Drosselmeyer Postmortem

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
32-155, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02143 United States
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What's happening with Games and Immersive theater and how do you build a location-based game for 150 concurrent players in a 1940's night club? Club Drosselmeyer is an interactive Nutcracker in Swingtime, complete with dancers, a full band, original music, magic, an aerialist, multiple story lines, actors and lots of puzzles. Join Kellian Adams Pletcher to talks about Club Drosselmeyer 1940, what worked and didn't work, how it was structured and what we learned from Club Drosselmeyer 1939.

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Global Game Jam 2018 at MIT

January 26 - January 28
32-123, Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same…

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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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