Boston Festival of Indie Games Seeking Submissions

Boston Festival of Indie Games, presented by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies, announced the extension of their online submissions deadline for the festival’s indie game showcase.

Cambridge, MA -- Boston Festival of Indie Games, presented by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies, announced the extension of their online submissions deadline for the festival’s indie game showcase.  The festival is now accepting game submissions through midnight PST on Monday, August 20. 2012.

Scheduled for Saturday, September 22 at MIT, the Boston Festival of Indie Games is a celebration of independent game development in a variety of media and genres.  The event is free and open to the public, and to be held on the MIT campus and at the Microsoft NERD Center. The Boston Festival of Indie Games showcase is an opportunity for independent game developers to show off their games, get feedback from the public and win great prizes, including full versions of Adobe Creative Suite and Unity pro licenses.

For developers interested in submitting their digital games for consideration, the submission entry fee is $15, with a student entry fee of $10.  Final game submissions are due no later than midnight PST on Monday, August 20.  Voting on games accepted to the showcase will open to the public in a variety of categories on the day of the festival. Non-digital games street games, interactive fiction or tabletop games) can be submitted to the festival on a non-fee, non-competitive basis.

The line-up of guest curators for the Boston Festival of Indie Games includes Paul Neurath, creative Director for Zynga Boston, Tim Stellmach, senior designer for Harmonix, Eitan Glinert, creative director for Fire Hose Games and Philip Tan, U.S. Executive Director for the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab.  For a complete listing of festival curators, please visit our web site at www.bostonfig.com.

The Boston Festival of Indie Games offers the opportunity for festival attendees to play video games, live action games, tabletop games and interactive fiction in a casual environment.  Fest features include a 12-hour game jam, digital art exhibit, film screenings and special guest speakers from the national indie games space.  A special showcase will highlight games developed by the MIT Game Lab, which has created nearly fifty games over the last five years, a number of which have gone on to critical acclaim and commercial success. For complete details, please visit www.bostonfig.com.

Source: Boston Festival of Indie Games

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