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A Perspective on PAX East and the Escape Room Game Jam

As a fledgling graduate student in media studies, much of my time is spent doing readings and work for class. Much of this involves catching up on the literature and history of the field, learning about related disciplines and media,

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Deep narrative: the next evolution of the Escape Room experience

A guest post by Joanne Reay, screenwriter and producer at Terra Mater Studios and speaker at our Escape Room Game Jam this month.

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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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Interactive Film Screening: 48 Hour Games

Before the Global Game Jam starts, we will be screening 48 Hour Games – an interactive documentary moderated by the creator, current Open Documentary Lab fellow, Suvi Andrea Helminen. This is open to anyone!

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Friday Games: Black Hat Oculus

Spend your Friday with the staff and students of the MIT Game Lab playing games with us!

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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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Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag

This kind of goes back a ways. Hang tight. Almost three years ago, the staff at the Game Lab (then GAMBIT) decided we wanted to try to allocate some time to developing little game projects together that had no real

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Looking back on April’s QUILTBAG Jam…

To continue yesterday’s thread of thinking about diversity in games, I wanted to do a little looking back on April’s QUILTBAG Jam, thinking about how the event went down and the games that came out of it. I want to

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The MIT Game Lab QUILTBAG Jam! on Saturday, April 6th

Last April, the GAMBIT Lab hosted our first ever “Gayme Jam,” bringing together local designers, artists, and interested people in a one-day event to create games with LGBTQ themes. The event was a ton of fun, and one of the

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Global Game Jam 2013 – 48 hours, 100 jammers… 27 games!

This past January, we hosted the 5th annual Global Game Jam at MIT along with the MIT Education Arcade and Learning Games Network. Over 100 people got together (many of whom had never met or worked with each other before)

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