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)

[BPM] 9 Lessons from Making Nine

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How do you know if a prototype is worth finishing? When is the right time to start polishing? Why is making a platformer a bad idea? Roh will explore these questions and more as he shares 9 different lessons from making Nine, the indie roguelike about a cat who has nine lives to save the moon.

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Rohit Crasta is a Technical Game Designer who has worked at studios such as Sneaky Games, Demiurge Studios, Funkitron, and GameCo. In his free time he loves to tinker, participating in game jams and making dozens of rapid prototypes. In 2020 he pitched Nine to RIT MAGIC and was accepted into their Community Incubator program. Nine is on track to launch this summer!

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DEMO SIGNUPS
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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/ubmbr9F8ZT29JcDx9

Boston Indies Lightning Talks

Online event

LIGHTNING TALKS!

A night of 5 - 10 minute presentations from a fantastic set of local developers, talking about anything gamedev! Come on out and join us in our wonderful CrowdCast chat room (link pending), kick back, and enjoy oration from local legends and surprising up-and-comers. Y'know, I think Lightning talks are are a great, eh, You Don't Know What You Don't Know type thing. Maybe you'll learn a surprising new technique you never knew you needed, or find a uniquely useful lil' dev tool. Perhaps you'll catch a brief anecdote that unveils a hidden facet of games that makes you wonder how much mystery yet remains in this world.

There's only one way to find out!

Have something you're dying to talk about? Feel free to sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQbdAiQKy25WBE2pP6wSs9fs8w6tTJzxSqSRzRJjf14yp0MA/viewform?usp=sf_link

2021 MassDiGI Game Challenge

Online event

The MassDiGI Game Challenge is a one-of-a-kind pitch contest that helps aspiring game developers launch new titles. The 10th annual Game Challenge will be held virtually on March 26 & 27, 2021. As always it will feature industry mentors, veteran judges, talks and great prizes – you don’t want to miss it! For more info and to pre-register, please visit: https://www.massdigi.org/gamechallenge/

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