What we're about

Boston GameDev convenes many of the game-creator meetups in the greater Boston area. This includes:

- Boston Indies

- Boston Post Mortem

- Women in Games

- Game Audio Boston

- Making Games Making Friends

- Game Makers Guild

- MassDiGI

- BostonFIG Volunteers

- Boston Unity Group

- (more groups joining and welcome to join!)

Our goal is to create a unified source for meetup information and logistics so that the game-maker community can reliably understand the goings-on in our area.

You can join the community Slack chat at:

http://slack.bostongamedev.com

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Our Communities

Boston Indies

Boston Indies is a community of dedicated independent game developers in Massachusetts and the surrounding area. We define ourselves in connection with our community spirit and our group objectives. We gather in person once a month to talk about the art and craft of making games, and to share our work with each other.

Our goals are to:

• Foster a sense of community among Boston’s independent game creators

• Facilitate the monthly meetup and other related community events

• Encourage makers to create games independent of large budgets and large company ties.

• Provide a safe environment to obtain critical feedback on game development works in progress.

• Serve as a brain trust for important information sharing among local independent developers

We are completely agnostic with respect to technology, development platform, game type, and scope of game development. As long as you show up with an open mind and a helpful attitude and you are committed to making your own games, on your own terms, you are welcome to join us.

Upcoming events (3)

Virtual Demo Night, August 2022

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We are in the dog days of summer, and there's no better way to beat the heat than staying indoors and seeing the cool projects people are working on. Join us for a virtual evening of demos and see what people in the Boston game dev scene have been working on. Help each other out with support and constructive feedback, and check out what new games are coming up down the line.
During the night, presenters will each have ten minutes to demo their latest work while answering questions from the crowd. After everyone has presented, we'll have a social chat room and happy hour to hang out, catch up, and even play each other's creations. (The Discord server link should become visible after you RSVP for the event.)

If you are interested in presenting, please fill out the signup sheet here.

Anyone is welcome to sign up, including composers showing off a piece of game music or artists showing off a portfolio. If there are more volunteers than time slots, priority will be given to new projects and then to returning presenters who have not recently shown their work.

Game Audio Boston with Neha Patel

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Come to Game Audio Boston on Wednesday August 17th at 7 pm to talk with indie games composer and sound designer Neha Patel!

Neha (She/Her) is a freelance composer and sound designer. She is currently working on multiple titles such as: Venba (SFX), MiniMaker (Music&SFX), Eternights (SFX) Lost Your Marbles (Music&SFX)) and some unannounced projects. More importantly however, Neha is a self-proclaimed Crash Team Racing child prodigy and pun enthusiast. Neha will be coming in to talk about Reinforcing action and play in MiniMaker: Make A Thing!

Boston Game Dev Summer BBQ 2022

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We're back, with a new date, 8/20!

Come grill and hang out with other local Boston game makers at our first(?) in person event since 2020! Thanks to our sponsors Mightier Engineering and Popcannibal, we'll be providing some grillable delights, but feel free to bring some additional treats!

Note that this is a public park and alcohol is not allowed. Also if you bring anything homemade, please list any allergens.

And please help keep our community safe and don't attend if you're unvaccinated, have recently tested positive for covid, or are feeling sick.

We're bringing: hot dogs, burgers (beef, and impossible), chips, seltzer, soda, and cookies, but feel free to whip something up and bring it out!

Directions:
Danehy Park
99 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02138
https://www.cambridgeusa.org/listing/danehy-park

Walk from Alewife or Porter MBTA (Red Line)
There are a couple bus lines that get close (74, 83)
or you can park at 166 New St, Cambridge (other side of the park).

Sponsors:
Thank you to our sponsors, Popcannibal and Mightier Engineering!

Mightier makes video games that help kids' mental health. Our games have been clinically validated and helped over 100,000 families around the world.
https://www.mightier.com/careers/

Popcannibal is proud to sponsor this event despite its history. Please join us and don't give any thought towards or make inquiries regarding that thing that happened at BBQ 2021. Our generous funding has allowed organizers to acquire all new heavy machinery and better train the incorporeal operators. It'll be great!
https://www.popcannibal.com/

Directions:

Note that the pin on meetup is a little off; the grills where we'll be are here:
https://goo.gl/maps/qgfMD5Mzh7cdQf3Q7

Coming from the Sherman Street entrance, follow the path straight in and we'll be at the fork.

From New St, follow the path past the soccer fields and running track, the BBQ area is across from the baseball fields.

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Past events (154)

Breaking Into Audio for Mobile Games

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