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October Meeting: Waggle Words – Launching the World’s 1st AR Word Game

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th 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: Waggle Words – Launching the World’s 1st AR Word Game

After three+ years of development, Vermont Digital Arts (VTDA) just launched Waggle Words, the world’s 1st Augmented Reality word game on the App Store. Although Waggle Words ranked at #6 for paid word games on the App store the week of launch, day one did not go so well.

Elliott Mitchell, co-founder of Vermont Digital Arts, will trace the trajectory of Waggle Words from it’s origins, various branching platforms, App Store launch and future platform releases. Elliott will discuss VTDA’s methodology of design, development, and decision making processes as they relate to Waggle Words. Elliott will also share some lessons learned launching a premium game on the Apps Store in the age of Free To Play games.

Speaker: 

Elliott Mitchell – Co-Founder Vermont Digital Arts

Bio:

Elliott Mitchell, Co-Founder of Vermont Digital Arts, is a VR / AR artist and developer based in Vermont and Boston, MA. Besides just launching a top 10 ranking word game, Waggle Words, on the App Store, Elliott has recently worked on groundbreaking VR and AR projects such as Bjork Digital (River Studio), Styles and Customs of the 2020’s (Scatter), the Leviathan Project (WONDROS) and MorgantinaVR (Archimedes Digital).

With around 25 years experience in the digital arts and 9 years in the games industry, Elliott Co-Founded the Boston Unity Group, actively speaks at game development events and frequently mentors artists and developers.

Elliott can be found on Twitter: @MrT3D

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We are thrilled to work alongside your local game development community meetups on this year’s Summer Potluck!

Join us on Sunday, August 6th from 12pm to 4:30pm at Rogers Street Park, located next to The American Twine Building (222 Third St. Cambridge, MA 02141).

Continue those stimulating conversations from GameLoop or relax in the sun! Feel free to bring games and your best jokes to share – but the true sharing comes with the potluck!

BRING FOOD TO SHARE! EVERYONE EATS!

There will be some catered food, but last year’s potluck was so awesome we thought we’d give you another chance to show your cooking skills. Bring whatever you’d like: a bottle of soda is as welcome as a pot pie.

Note: Please bring an ingredients list with you if you are bringing home-made food for the consideration of people with allergies and dietary restrictions.

Due to Cambridge rules, we are not permitted to serve or imbibe alcohol at the park. Please be respectful of city law!

We can’t wait to see you there!

*The American Twine parking lot as well as free street parking is available*

FREE WITH RSVP

The event is FREE and we encourage folks from all local game studios, local communities (Boston Unity Group, Boston Indies, Boston VR, etc.) and all aspiring game developers to come relax and enjoy some grub with all of us.

Game Dev Community BBQ Potluck
Sunday, August 6th, 12-4:30pm
Rogers Street Park (next to The American Twine building)
222 Third St. Cambridge, MA 02141
Directions: Google Maps street view here

The potluck takes place the day after Boston GameLoop! Boston’s own user-generated conference on game development. It is open to professional game devs, hobbyists, students, critics, and journalists. We especially encourage groups typically underrepresented in game development to attend!

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