The IGDA and the Future of Game Development

by Dawn Rivers on January 8, 2018

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Join us this Wednesday, January 10th, for a very special Boston Post Mortem. We’re delighted to have the  Executive Director of the International Game Developer’s Association and IGDA Foundation, Jen MacLean as our January Speaker!

The IGDA and the Future of Game Development:

It’s never been easier to become a game developer, or harder to succeed as one.  The IGDA views the changes in the industry as a call to action, and we’re rethinking our mission and how we support game developers in Boston and around the world.  Join Jen MacLean, Executive Director of the IGDA and IGDA Foundation, as she outlines the IGDA’s change in focus and benefits and share your thoughts on what game developers need to build sustainable and fulfilling careers.

About the Speaker:

As the Executive Director of the IGDA and IGDA Foundation, Jen MacLean works to empower and support game developers around the world and build a more inclusive game development community.  From the start of her career as a playtester at Microprose Software, through senior roles at AOL, Comcast, 38 Studios, and StoryArc Media, Jen has managed game development, strategy, marketing, business development and partnerships across multiple gaming platforms.  Jen earned a BA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA with a concentration in international business from the London Business School and Columbia Business School. She was named one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation, one of the “Top 20 Women in Games” by Gamasutra, and is a frequently-requested speaker at interactive entertainment industry events.  

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Logistics:

Wednesday, January 10th
7:00pm @ Intrepid Pursuits
American Twine Building
222 Third Street, #4000
Cambridge, MA
There are two entrances to the American Twine Building- one is closer to second street around the side of the building, this is the entrance you want! Take elevators up to the 4th floor and that entire floor is Intrepid. After 6pm security will ask you to sign in but no ID is required.

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December Meeting: Tips for Submitting to the FIG Digital Showcase

Join us on Tuesday, December 19th at 7pm in Intrepid Labs, in The American Twine Building (222 Third St. Cambridge, MA 02141 4th floor) for our next Boston Post Mortem meeting: Tips for Submitting to the FIG Digital Showcase

Tips for Submitting to the FIG Digital Showcase

Do you have a game you’re considering entering into the Digital Showcase at the Festival of Indie Games, and you’d like to know more about the selection process? Are you wondering if your game is ready to submit? Come find out what makes a good submission, get tips for how to represent your game well, and get the chance to ask questions to the VP of Digital Curation, Mary Yovina.

The Boston Festival of Indie Games celebrates independent game development in New England and beyond. Their goal is to create an inclusive environment for everybody who enjoys and appreciates games in whatever shape or form. The festival seeks to support and showcase the efforts of independent game developers, as well as youth programs focused on game development and related fields. They encourage attendees of our annual festival to participate and play games in different formats: video games, location-based games, tabletop games and more. The games featured at the annual festival are innovative and refreshing, demonstrating both the budding and the established talent of game makers from all over the world.

 

Speaker Bio:

Bio: Mary Yovina is a UI Artist at Harmonix, and the VP of Digital Curation for the Festival of Indie Games. She has been working in the game development industry for a little over a decade, and has worked on such titles as Rock Band 4, BioShock Infinite, and Lord of the Rings Online.

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