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Fire Hose offers free desk space to Boston devs looking to go indie

Fire Hose Games, the Slam Bolt Scrappers and Go Home Dinosaurs developer from Cambridge, MA, is offering free desk space to developers looking to make the indie transition. The hospitality was spurred by recent layoffs in the Boston area, most notably the Irrational Games shutdown yesterday. So...

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Fire Hose Games' indie incubator: 'It's ridiculous this doesn't exist'

President of Boston's Fire Hose Games, Eitan Glinert, breaks down four types of indie developers he sees in the wild: The developer starving, eating ramen, with no support system because she's nobody The developer begging publishers to give him money, but it turns out the publishers drive him...

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Fighting game marathon tonight to raise funds for Boston

Boston's fighting game community is hosting a 26-hour gaming marathon to raise money for The One Fund Boston, benefiting those who were affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Starting today at 8 PM Eastern time and running through 10 PM on Saturday, participants will stream tournaments, speed...

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Boston Festival of Indie Games offers PC game bundle as Kickstarter incentive

The Boston Festival of Indie Games will return to MIT's campus in September, and organizers hope to make this year's show bigger, better, and less sweltering than last year's event with help from Kickstarter backers. Showcasing tabletop games, interactive art, and video games developed by local...

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Boston Festival of Indie Games returns in September

The Boston Festival of Indie Games is back for round two this year, taking place on September 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the MIT campus. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is a free event, open to the public, and last year included 36 showcase games, such as Resonance, Cognition, Snapshot,...

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Boston Festival of Indie Games starts on Sept. 22

A new show centered around the indie scene is set to kick off in Boston on September 22. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is taking submissions right now, gathering aspiring developers looking to show off their wares on the MIT campus this fall. Organized by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies at the...

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Take a guided tour through the Boston of Assassin's Creed 3

You may have seen Assassin's Creed 3's Boston level demoed before, but you've certainly never seen it with the game's creative director walking you through every little detail. Ubisoft offers just that in the video we've dropped above....

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Boston Festival of Indie Games coming from MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies this Sept.

On September 22, MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies will host the Boston Festival of Indie Games, on site at MIT. The day-long event will encompass all manner of homegrown gaming projects, from traditional video games, to board games, "live action games" and "interactive fiction." The festival will also...

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Mass. Lt. Gov. wants game tax credits tied to job creation

Massachusetts is the fifth largest state for game industry employment in spite of better developer incentives in other states. Nearly 1,300 industry jobs exist in the Commonwealth, but a recent profile of Irrational Games by The Improper Bostonian covers how the state's grip on gaming could slip if...

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PAX East commits to Boston until 2023

PAX East organizers and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) announced this morning that the popular video game convention will remain in Boston until 2023. Show organizers are hoping to grow attendance of the three-day show to 100,000, making it easily one of the largest public...

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