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 group at:

https://join.slack.com/t/boston-gamedev/shared_invite/enQtNjcxMjcxMjc3MjU0LTE0NjhhOWZjYjU4NGZjOWRhYzIxNWIzODhlYTQ0NzRlYjYxZDM4MzM5OGU1NDJkN2RiMmM5OTA5MTVhZGQ3ZWI

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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 (5+)

2020 MassDigi Game Challenge

80 William St

Enter, compete, win! Register today for the annual MassDigi Game Challenge pitch contest. For more info, please visit www.massdigi.org/gamechallege or to register please visit docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpzk0T1Cu_IoWBIzrMRjsMNhbncAICw6aSzVe3eOeqThBTlg/viewform.

Boston Indies! (Details TBD)

Needs a location

Please note: By attending our meetings, you agree to our safe space policy (http://www.bostonindies.com/safe-space-policy/).

Boston Post Mortem: The Kine Postmortem

Intrepid

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DESCRIPTION ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In this example-heavy talk, Gwen Frey will discuss her journey of taking her recent indie release, *Kine*, from an after-work passion project to a fully-realized, multi-platform puzzle game. Using footage from development, she'll demonstrate how she crafted the game iteratively, increasing the scope of the game as she received funding. She'll cover design goals and methods at different points in production, and explain how she developed the game's overall vision. Finally, Gwen will discuss *Kine*'s budget and break down the sales split across SKUs. Come watch as Gwen showcases and celebrates both the missteps and the victories of a game that birthed a brand new studio. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ABOUT THE SPEAKER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gwen Frey is a veteran developer with a background in both AAA and indie games. She most recently founded Chump Squad, a new studio to develop her new solo project, *Kine*. She pitched the game for funding, hired contractors, and released Kine on 3 consoles, Google Stadia, and the Epic Game Store within a year. Before *Kine*, she co-founded indie studio The Molasses Flood, where she was the CFO and one of six developers on their debut game *The Flame in The Flood*. Previously, Gwen worked as a senior technical animator on *BioShock Infinite*, the *BioShock Infinite* DLCs, and *Marvel Heroes Online*. She regularly live=streams indie game development on Twitch (@direGoldfish) and co-hosts game development podcast "The Dialog Box." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DEMO SIGNUPS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Want to show off a project you or your team have been working on? Apply here to demo it for the group! https://forms.gle/PqJt8x5QmTduHVFN7

Boston Indies! (Details TBD)

Needs a location

Please note: By attending our meetings, you agree to our safe space policy (http://www.bostonindies.com/safe-space-policy/).

Past events (59)

Boston Indies! Demo Night!!

Ray and Maria Stata Center

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