Boston Festival of Indie Games 2013 - DevTalks Track

10 Presentations Planned for Game Developers.

By Suburban, Posted 30 Sep 2013

Indie game developers of the world will unite again on September 14, 2013 as the 2nd annual Boston Festival of Indie Games will take place on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Yesterday, BFIG announced that there will be special educational sessions designed for game developers of all levels, free for attendees of the festival featuring Epic Games, Microsoft, and more.  These will be known as "DevTalks" and will run from 10am to 7pm.

The lineup is as follows:

● Creating Multi-Platform Game & Graphics Optimization
● The Essential Steps For Mobile Games Success
● Let's Compose
● Once Upon A Time:  Giving Players The Freedom To Create Their Own Story
● The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Game Startups
● Intro To Game Development on Windows 8
● Tune Your Game Designer/Developer Workflows
● How To Do Your Own PR
● Intellectual Property Law and Game Development
● Create 2D Cross-Platform Games with Corona SDK

Whether you're just starting out as an independent games developer or you've been in the game for a while, most of these should come useful to you, so if you're able, I recommend heading to Boston this weekend.

For those of you who are NOT independent game developers, fear not, there's stuff at BFIG for you, too.  While not quite as grand a scope as say, PAX, if you're at all interested in independent games, there's probably something here for you.  Festival attendees play video games and tabletop games in a casual, inclusive environment, plus attend film screenings and keynote talks. The festival also invites attendees to become game developers themselves, by participating in game jams, creating their own board and card games, and attending screenings and lectures on the process of making games.  This year the festival is hosted by Brian O'Halloran (Dante from Clerks), and Keynote speakers Robin Hunicke (Journey) and Chris Remo (Double Fine Studios).  To register to attend, visit

Mike Patuleia, NoobFeed (@Suburban_Hell)

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