Indie games festival comes to Boston

Indie games festival comes to Boston
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

July 16th 2012 at 4:57PM

Public event to feature 12-hour game jam

A new event celebrating indie games is scheduled to take place in Boston on the 22nd of September, and the organisers have announced that submissions are open for the debut games showcase.

The Boston Festival of Indie Games will be hosted by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies at the MIT Campus.

The event is free to the public, and features include a 12-hour game jam, digital art exhibit, film screenings, special guest speakers, and a special showcase to highlight games developed by the MIT Game Lab.

Awards for showcased games will be given based on a public vote, but games must be cleared by a curation panel of industry professionals including Paul Neurath, creative director Zynga Boston, Tim Stellmach, senior designer for Hamonix and Eitan Glinert, creative director for Fire Hose Games.

Indie developers can submit their figital games for showcase at the event for $10 student and $15 professional, with a final deadline of Friday, August 10.

Developers can also submit non-digital games, street games, interactive fiction, or tabletop games for no fee on a non-competitive basis.

For more details, see the event website.