BostonFIG Announces 2014 Show Date

The Boston Festival of Indie Games has announced the date to this year’s event, which will mark the third consecutive year since the festival began in 2012.

If you have never heard of BFIG it’s an event that brings together independent game development with emphasis on the New England and neighboring regions. The Boston Festival of Indie Games seeks to support and showcase the efforts of independent game developers by providing an inclusive, safe, family-friendly event that encourages attendees to share and interact with games in various media, from video games to tabletop games and beyond. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is focused on creating an intersection between community, academic and development interests in game play.

Last year Epic Games was at the event showing off Tiny Brains and how their Unreal Engine was supporting indie developers.

BostonFIG will take place, once again, at the Johnson Athletic Center at MIT in Cambridge on Saturday, September 13, 2014. You can see the full press release below.

The Boston Festival of Indie Games, presented by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies, announced today that the 3rd annual Boston Festival of Indie Games will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Johnson Athletic Center at MIT in Cambridge.

A celebration of independent game development in a variety of media and genres, Boston Festival of Indie Games is a family friendly event with a focus on game development, education, and business in the New England area. More fest details, such as the opening of attendee registration and game submissions, will be announced this spring. To stay informed on fest progress, sign up for updates on www.BostonFIG.com.

Boston Festival of Indie Games provides independent game developers with the opportunity to show off their games, get feedback from the public and win great prizes at the Figgies Awards Show for the Digital and Tabletop Showcases. Festival attendees play video games and tabletop games in a casual, inclusive environment, plus attend events throughout the day with a focus on educating the public about the ins and outs of the industry. Attendees can also become game developers themselves by participating in digital game jams, creating their own board and card games, and attending screenings and lectures about the process of making games. In 2013, over 7,000 people attended the festival at MIT, playing nearly 80 digital and board games.

“Over the last two years, the Boston Festival of Indie Games has established itself as the premiere event for independent game developers and fans in the New England area,” said Dan Silvers, Director of the Boston Festival of Indie Games. “In our third year, we aim to deliver the same caliber of content you have come to expect from us, while focusing on making Boston FIG a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all who attend. We can’t wait to see you in September!”

 

Written by: Michael Mosley

Michael began drawing as a child, but never developed a competent handle for the skill, so instead he tried writing. Soon his love for video games and writing became one.