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Inaugural Boston Festival of Indie Games kicks off September 22

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Something very interesting is brewing up on the MIT campus this Fall.  Scheduled for Saturday, September 22 at MIT, the Boston Festival of Indie Games is being heralded as a celebration of independent game development in a variety of media and genres.  The best part is the event is free and open to the public, and attendees are invited to vote on game showcase entries.

The Boston Festival of Indie Games offers attendees to play video games, live action games, tabletop games and interactive fiction in a casual environment.  The Festival features include a 12-hour game jam, digital art exhibit, film screenings and special guest speakers from the national indie games space.

From Caroline Murphy, community manger for Boston Indies and co-producer of the Boston Festival of Indie Games: “We’ve been seeking a chance to demonstrate the deep wealth of independent game development, by both individuals and teams, in the Boston area for some time.  Boston Festival of Indie Games is providing us with a high-visibility forum to showcase innovative games and provide recognition to the game developers who have worked so hard on their craft.”

Independent game developers are encouraged to submit their games for showcase consideration.  The Boston Festival of Indie Games showcase is an opportunity for independent game developers to show off their games, get feedback from the public and win great prizes.  Voting will open to the public in a variety of categories. Non-digital games can be submitted to the street games, interactive fiction or tabletop games portion of the festival.

For complete details on submitting independent games to the festival showcase, please visit the Boston Festival of Indie Games web site at www.bostonfig.com.  The digital game submission entry fee is $15, with a student entry fee of $10.

A part time gaming journalist and radio practitioner, and one of the first editors here at Default Prime, Mike has been gaming since birth, starting back with the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64, on through to the PS3, PC, and whatever comes next. He is educated in communications and is a project manager by trade.