Today Sept. 5, 2013 the Boston Festival of Indie Games, presented by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies, revealed the final line-up of digital games and tabletop games being showcased at the event Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the Stratton Student Center and the Johnson Athletic Center on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. Gamers who attend this free festival can vote on their favorite games with a Guidebook app made exclusively for the Boston Festival of Indie Games.
“This year presented us with an extremely wide playing field in terms of game submissions for both the digital and tabletop categories at Boston Festival of Indie Games. It’s incredibly exciting to see such a high level of quality of indie games, as well as a complete diversity of game play styles," said Clara Fernandez-Vara, fest co-producer and Curation chair in an email we received from the organization.
Almost 100 games are represented in this year's two showcases from entries received from "more than 200 game developers." There will be 25 tabletop games and 68 digital games (including eight multiplayer games). The games range in diversity of play from party, strategy RPG, CCG, and dexterity. There's also a wide variety of platforms represented: Windos, iOS, Android, Sifteo, Ouya, Lunux, and Mac OSX.
The games will be competing to win:
One of the ten available Figgies Awards, seven awards for digital games and three awards for tabletop games, which include prizes from Unity, GameSalad, Ad Magic, Construct 2/Scirra, CritSuccess, Gamewright, Mixed Dimensions, MOGA, Pandemonium Books & Games and The Game Crafter. Special awards sponsors include Muzzy Lane, William Rooney, Christopher Green, Becky Taylor and Darren Shield.
The Figgioes Awards will be presented during closing ceremonies at the main theater at Boston Festival of Indie Games on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
Some game highlights include:
- "Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller" by from Phoenix Online Studios
- "Depression Quest" by indie developer Zoe Quinn
- "Intake" by Dain Sain
- "Mind Reader" by Ryan Courtney
- "Impulse" from Carl Chudyk
- "Ice Cubris" from indie developers Evan Burchard and Gabriel Warshauer-Baker
- "Legend of the Cipher" created by design crew Todd Anderson, Seth Brown, Zeen Rachidi, and Ben Sanchez
- "Penny Press" by game designers Matt Golec and Robert Dijkman-Dulkes
The 2nd annual Boston Festival of Indie Games will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the Stratton Student Center and the Johnson Athletic Center on the MIT campus. A celebration of independent game development in a variety of media and genres, Boston Festival of Indie Games is free and open to the public. Festival attendees play video games, tabletop games and live action roleplaying (LARP) games in a casual, inclusive environment, plus attend film screenings and keynote talks.
Register to attend for free at www.BostonFIG.com