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This month’s Boston Post Mortem is Wednesday, January 14th at Moksa in Cambridge and will begin at 7pm.

Our presentation this month will be by Chris Foster and Mike Mandel from Harmonix Music Systems, who will be giving a talk entitled:

“New Eyes, No Hands: Designing Games for New Technology”
Presented by Chris Foster, Senior Designer & Mike Mandel, Software Developer of Harmonix Music Systems

 

From the beginning, Harmonix has always focused on using new technologies to create compelling games and experiences.  As virtual reality becomes a focus for many developers, it has never been so important to learn how to design experiences that maximize the capability of new technologies. Chris Foster and Mike Mandel will present lessons learned from both Harmonix’s latest foray into motion gaming with Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, as well as the development of our new virtual-reality music visualizer Harmonix Music VR.  Fundamental design principles will be presented from a new perspective, along with practical techniques that can be used to improve the feel of gameplay systems and interfaces for emerging technologies.

Logistics:

Wednesday, January 14th
7pm @ Moksa
Directions: http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/directions

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The MassDiGI Game Challenge is a pitch competition and event that helps aspiring game developers launch new games. The 2015 Game Challenge will be held on February 6 & 7 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, Mass. featuring industry mentors, panel discussions, keynote talks and great prizes!

Registration for both competing teams and general admission is on a first come, first serve basis, so we encourage all interested parties to sign up as early as possible. There is a cap to the number of teams that can enter and the number of general attendees. Competing teams are required to provide team details (team name, captain contact info, member list, etc.) and a game description during the registration process. Registration closes on January 23, 2015 at 5:00pm ET.

Registration and additional information can be found at: http://www.massdigi.org/gamechallenge

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