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A New Kind of Driving Game: A Chat with Pacific Drive Game Director Seth Rosen

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A New Kind of Driving Game: A Chat with Pacific Drive Game Director Seth Rosen


Boston Indies presents A New Kind of Driving Game: A Chat with Pacific Drive Game Director Seth Rosen

Join us for an interview and Q&A with the game director of the recent hit Pacific Drive! We'll be joined by Seth Rosen, Game Director, and Bryant Francis, Senior Editor at Game Developer. We'll be talking about the development process for Pacific Drive, Seth's design ethos, and taking audience questions.

Please note that MIT locks their exterior doors at 7pm, which is when the talk will begin. If you are late, you'll need to use MIT's Tim Tickets app to enter the building, or message an event organizer to let you in. Instructions are below.

Pacific Drive is available now on Steam, Epic Game Store, and PS5

Seth Rosen is the Game Director at Ironwood Studios, and was also the Lead Designer on the recently-released driving survival adventure game, Pacific Drive. Based in Brooklyn, Seth is a 14-year veteran of the games industry with a background in systems design, having previously worked on such titles as BioShock Infinite, various Don't Starve things, and Mafia 3.

Bryant Francis is a writer, journalist, and narrative designer based in Boston, MA. He currently writes for Game Developer, a leading B2B publication for the video game industry. His credits include Proxy Studios' upcoming 4X strategy game Zephon and Amplitude Studio's 2017 game Endless Space 2.

Tuesday April 16, 6 - 9 pm
Room 32-155 MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139

32-155 is the lecture hall closest to the food court; note that there are two entrances, one on Vassar Street, and one off the Hockfield Court lawn between Vassar and Main St.

There are several nearby parking garages (visible here) but we recommend taking public transit. MIT is a short walk from the Kendall Square Red Line station.

Tim Tickets / Entry Information

Please try to arrive before 7pm; the Tim Tickets system is a bit unpredictable, and must be set it up in advance. To register with the system, use the link below:

  1. For an event pass, click the event link
    Result*:*** The Tim Tickets app or website opens***.***Click on Visitor.
  2. Enter your mobile number.
    Result: A PIN code will be texted to that number and sent to email on record.
  3. Enter the PIN code sent to your mobile device.
  4. Enter your contact details.
  5. At the Tim Ticket Registration acknowledgment, click on, I’m ready! Let’s get started
  6. Review the acknowledgment form and click Accept.
  7. Follow the in-app instructions to activate an MIT visitor ID
  8. It will require installing a Mobile app to your device (iOS or Android, via Google Play)
  9. You will need to use the app to create a profile with a photo
  10. Once a profile is created, you can add the Mobile ID to your phone for door access

By attending, you agree to adhere to the MIT Game Lab harassment policy visible here:

If you experience any harassment or other disrespectful behavior, please report it to the primary organizer of this event, Chris Maire (either in person at the event, on the Boston Game Dev slack channel, or via the messaging feature on Meetup) or speak with any MIT staff at the event.

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