Shortly before PAX East 2012 happened the Boston indy community came together to talk about creating a festival for all things games here in Boston.  The FIG committee wanted to celebrate and highlight the work coming from the area.  However they didn’t just want to make a cookie cutter event.  They wanted to empower the audience with the power of voting on the various categories.  This is intended to keep things extremely grass roots and transparent.

The event has some really great sponsors and partners in the area such as Microsoft, Adobe, MIT, TapJoy, Unity3D, MassDiGI and others!  The staff here at New England Game SIG are very excited to see this event come together and are helping get the word out through posts like this.

The event consists of a broad range of game categories.  There will be spaces devoted to Interactive Fiction, Video Games, Board Games and Live Action Games.  The event is free to register for participants.

Video Game developers are encouraged to submit their games for the various contest categories.  Submission of games has a nominal fee of $10 for students and $15 for indies.  Non-digital game designers are encouraged to submit their respective game for public interaction and exposure to press and communities at no cost.

Boston FIG happening over in the Kendal Square / MIT Campus area on September 22nd from 10am to 10pm.  To register and get more details visit for details.

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