NE Games SIG Hosts “The State of the State: Video Games in Massachusetts”

by Darius Kazemi on October 13, 2009

in Event announcements

On Tue 10/20, the New England Games SIG is hosting an event about the state of the game industry in Massachusetts. Should be an event worth attending if you’re at all interested in the future of our local industry and community!


WHEN:           
October 20, 20096:00pm – 9:00pm

WHERE:         

Microsoft New England Research & Development Center
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

WHAT:

Massachusetts is one of the major game development hubs in the U.S. From developers like Turbine, 2K Boston, Harmonix, Worldwinner, Blue Fang, and Tilted Mill to game community portal gamerDNA.com and game industry technology providers like Vivox, numerous game companies call Massachusetts their home.  To celebrate our local industry’s successes and kick off the ’09/ ’10 New England Games SIG season, join us for an evening of networking and discussion with Jason Schupbach, the state’s Creative Economy Industry Director, and Terrence Masson, Northeastern University’s Director of Game Design.  

 

During brief presentations, Jason Schupbach will share some of the latest statistics about our industry and discuss a new grant issued to study our local industry. He’ll also discuss tax break initiatives for game companies and what companies can do to help push the industry forward, among other topics. Terrence Masson will also share his perspective on game education in our state and how his 20 years of production experience is driving the new games program at Northeastern University.

  

REGISTRATION and MORE INFORMATION:

Registration is required. Free admission for MIT Enterprise Forum members; $10 – $20 for non-members. To register and for more information, including directions, please visit http://negamessig.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

 

ABOUT: 

As part of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, The New England Games Special Interest Group (NE Games SIG) focuses on providing educational and networking opportunities to the interactive entertainment community as well as to drive awareness and support the growth of this industry in the Boston area. Executives from local game development companies as well as interactive entertainment entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, publishers and service providers catering this industry, are encouraged to join and attend events hosted by the NE Games SIG.

 

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