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 (4+)

Queer Game Dev Boston Monthly Hang Out

Needs a location

Come and hang out with your neighborhood queer game devs, students, educators and artists in the interactive arts + game design space!

We want to build a safe community space for current devs and incoming devs of all kinds. We can't wait to meet you!

If you have any questions please reach out to [masked] or via our discord https://discord.gg/nua5Wb3UJ4

⚡ Game Audio Boston Lighting Talks! ⚡

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Join Game Audio Boston October 19th at 7:30 pm EST for this year's game audio Lightning Talks! It's a GAB free-for-all in the month of October where anyone is able to give a GAB talk on anything game audio-related. We'd love to hear what you have to say but if you're down to just listen as well, feel free to come sit in the audience with us! These talks will be 5 or 10 minutes each so if you've just got a couple slides or want to showcase a bit of gameplay footage, here's your chance to do so!

Sign up to give a talk using the link below:
https://forms.gle/Pp84KK6c8Y2CRcQa8

Boston Indies: The Making of Loose Nozzles with Chris Foster

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Veteran game designer and programmer Chris Foster discusses the eight-year journey to make the indie arcade game Loose Nozzles with his son. Deciding to make a game on his own after two decades of working on teams from 3 to 300 people, Chris’s plans were immediately changed when his then 5-year-old son Ian made a drawing that turned the project into a two-person team effort - or maybe 1.5 people, depending on your math. What were the personal challenges that came with shifting from team-player to nearly-solo developer? How did Chris work with his son without making it feel like actual work? There’ll be inspiration and advice, and not just for developers in elementary school.

We'll also have a casual Zoom hangout after the lecture.

About the Speaker:

Chris Foster (he/him) is Game Director at Hidden Door, helping build a social game platform for playing stories with friends across a variety of shared creative universes. Chris is a 30-year veteran of Boston game development, working as a designer, project lead, teacher, and occasional programmer at places such as Fire Hose Games, Harmonix, Turbine, Sierra/Impressions, and Northeastern University. Among his past work Chris was lead designer for The Beatles: Rock Band, and Lead Content Designer for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. In his dwindling spare time he made Loose Nozzles with his son, and is starting to figure out what he and his daughter are gonna make together.

Follow Chris:
https://twitter.com/slapworth

Buy Loose Nozzles:
https://loosenozzles.com/

Queer Game Dev Boston Monthly Hang Out

Needs a location

Come and hang out with your neighborhood queer game devs, students, educators and artists in the interactive arts + game design space!

We want to build a safe community space for current devs and incoming devs of all kinds. We can't wait to meet you!

If you have any questions please reach out to [masked] or via our discord https://discord.gg/nua5Wb3UJ4

Past events (160)

Leading a AAA Audio Team with Ryan Sim

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