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2013 Press Releases

MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies Announce 2nd Annual Boston Festival of Indie Games
Publication Date: 1/13/2012

Festival Coverage

2013

Joystiq
Boston Festival of Indie Games returns in September (1/17/13)
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/16/boston-festival-of-indie-games-returns-in-september/

Polygon
Second annual Boston Festival of Indie Games announced for Sept. 14, 2013 (1/17/13)
http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/17/3885370/second-annual-boston-festival-of-indie-games-announced-for-sept-14

2012

2Old2Play.com
Boston Festival of Indie Games (9/28/12)
http://www.2old2play.com/news/game-news/boston-festival-indie-games

Boston Festival of Indie Games (9/28/12)
http://www.2old2play.com/news/game-news/boston-festival-indie-games

Amulet of Shadows
Boston FIG (9/27/12)
http://www.amuletofshadows.com/2012/09/boston-fig.html

Animation World Network
BostonFIG Announces Showcase Games (9/20/12)
http://www.awn.com/news/technology/bostonfig-announces-showcase-games

Boston Festival of Indie Games Announces BFIG Game Jam (8/24/12)
http://www.awn.com/news/events/boston-festival-indie-games-announces-bfig-game-jam

Boston Festival of Indie Games Seeking Submissions (8/10/12)
http://www.awn.com/news/events/submission-deadline-extended-boston-festival-indie-games

Applied Gaming Blog
Boston Festival of Indie Games Wrap-Up (9/24/12)
http://www.appliedgamingblog.com/2012/09/boston-festival-of-indie-games-wrap-up.html

Blast Magazine
Interview – Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra (10/6/12)
http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/boston-local/blast-interview-leigh-alexander-of-gamasutra/

The Best from the Boston Festival of Indie Games (9/25/12)
http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/features/the-best-from-the-boston-festival-of-indie-games/

Film Screenings to Take Place at Boston FIG (8/1/12)
http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/gaming/film-screenings-to-take-place-at-the-boston-festival-of-indie-games/

BostInno.com
5 Fun Fall Festivities (9/3/12)
http://bostinno.com/channels/5-fun-fall-festivities/

The Best of Boston’s Indie Gaming Community (8/25/12)
http://bostinno.com/2012/09/25/the-best-of-bostons-indie-gaming-community-photos/#ss__232169_1_9__ss

Boston FIG Calendar Listing
http://bostinno.com/bostinno-calendar/

Boston Bastard Brigade
Boston FIG: Father Octopus Hopes to Make it all “Rite” (9/28/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-fig-2012-father-octopus-hopes-to-make-it-all-rite/

Boston FIG: Amelia Takes on Quite A Trouble Impact! (9/28/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-fig-2012-amelia-takes-on-quite-a-trouble-impact/

Boston FIG: Crunk & Lead Come in Waves in Bandit Party (9/27/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-fig-2012-crunk-lead-come-in-waves-in-bandit-party/

Boston FIG: Gimbal Cop Takes Us on a Wild Ride (9/26/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-fig-2012-gimbal-cop-takes-us-on-a-wild-ride/

Go Home Joel Schumacher: A Boston FIG 2012 Podcast Special (9/25/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/go-home-joel-schumacher-a-boston-fig-2012-podcast-special/

Boston FIG: Electric Coffee Sees The Light in “Photons” (9/24/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-fig-2012-electric-coffee-sees-the-light-in-photons/

Boston FIG: Kill Maniacal Trees in Jack Lumber (9/22/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-fig-2012-kill-maniacal-trees-in-jack-lumber/

Boston FIG Reveals Line-Up (9/15/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-festival-of-indie-games-reveals-line-up/

Boston Festival of Indie Games Pre-Show: A One-on-One Special (9/13/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-festival-of-indie-games-pre-show-a-one-on-one-special/

BostonCentral.com
Boston FIG Calendar Listing
http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/science/p26584.php

The Boston Channel / WHDH, Channel 5
Boston Festival of Indie Games (featured on 6pm news on 9/22/12) – no link available

Boston Globe / Boston.com
Geeks Welcome! (9/19/12)
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/specials/2012/09/19/where-get-your-geek-this-fall-and-beyond/xlE0jjLft5b6uRFjFgNydI/story.html

Boston.com Parent Buzz – Boston Festival of Indie Games (9/18/12)
http://boston.com/community/moms/blogs/parent_buzz/2012/09/boston_festival_of_indie_games_cambridge_sept_22.html

Weekend Event Picks (9/17/12)
http://www.boston.com/thingstodo/gotoit/2012/09/weekend_event_p_8.html

Boston UnCommon – Game On (9/16/12 Boston Globe Magazine)
http://articles.boston.com/2012-09-16/magazine/33855672_1_farm-day-appleton-farms-mansfield

 

Boston.com Calendar – Boston Festival of Indie Games
http://calendar.boston.com/cambridge_ma/events/show/270658245-boston-festival-of-indie-games

Brass Monkey Blog
Boston Festival of Indie Games (9/21/12)
http://blog.playbrassmonkey.com/2012/09/21/boston-festival-of-indie-games/

Cambridge Chronicle / Wicked Cambridge
MIT Celebrates Indie Games in Cambridge (10/1/12)
http://www.wickedlocal.com/cambridge/news/x1925498381/MIT-celebrates-indie-games-in-Cambridge?zc_p=0#axzz284GgpMd7

Boston FIG Calendar Listing
http://wicked-cambridge.eviesays.com/event/iid/6730410/name/Boston-Festival-of-Indie-Games.html

Cloud Kid Blog
Boston Festival of Indie Games (9/18/12)
http://blog.cloudkid.com/boston-festival-of-indie-games/

Complex Gaming
Boston Festival of Indie Games Showcases Student Game Projects This Fall (6/15/12)
http://www.complex.com/video-games/2012/06/boston-festival-of-indie-games-showcases-student-game-projects-this-fall

ComputerWorld.com
Indie Game Developers Break Out at BostonFIG (9/28/12)
http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/67175#slide1

Daily Game
Indie Studio CloudKid Wins Award for Upcoming iOS App (9/27/12)
http://www.dailygame.net/mobile/ipad-news/indie-studio-cloudkid-wins-award-for-upcoming-ios-app

DefaultPrime.com
Inaugural Boston Festival of Indie Games Kicks Off September 22 (6/25/12)
http://defaultprime.com/2012/06/25/inaugural-boston-festival-of-indie-games-kicks-off-september-22/

Develop Online
Boston FIG Announces Final Showcase Games (9/18/12)
http://www.develop-online.net/press-releases/91085/Boston-Festival-of-Indie-Games

Boston FIG Announces Film Screenings (8/1/12)
http://www.develop-online.net/press-releases/89294/Boston-Festival-of-Indie-Games-BFIG

Indie Games Festival Coming to Boston (7/16/12)
http://www.develop-online.net/news/41424/Indie-games-festival-in-Boston

DIG Boston
Reporting Live: Boston Festival for Indie Games (9/24/12)
http://digboston.com/experience/2012/09/reporting-live-boston-festival-for-indie-games/

PREVIEW: Boston Festival for Indie Games (9/19/12)
http://digboston.com/spend/2012/09/boston-festival-for-indie-games/

DIY Gamer
Massachusetts Declares September 22nd Independent Games Development Day (9/21/12)
http://www.diygamer.com/tag/games/

Boston Festival of Indie Games Showcase Announced (9/19/12)
http://www.diygamer.com/2012/09/boston-festival-of-indie-games-showcase-announced/

Dr. Radio Show
Episode 36! Boston FIG! (10/4/12)
http://drradioshow.com/2012/10/episode-36-boston-fig/

EGM / Electric Sista Hood
Boston Festival of Indie Games Reveals Lineup (9/15/12)
http://www.egmnow.com/electricsistahood/boston-festival-of-indie-games-reveals-line-up/

Boston FIG Makes Keynote Announcement (9/11/12)
http://www.egmnow.com/electricsistahood/boston-festival-of-indie-games-makes-keynote-announcement/

Boston FIG Announces Game Jam (8/27/12)
http://www.egmnow.com/electricsistahood/boston-festival-of-indie-games-announces-game-jam/

Boston FIG Announces Film Screenings (8/2/12)
http://www.egmnow.com/electricsistahood/boston-fig-announces-film-screenings-at-gaming-festival/

Harmonix, Zynga Announced as Boston FIG Curators (7/15/12)
http://www.egmnow.com/electricsistahood/harmonix-zynga-announced-as-boston-fig-curators/

MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies Present First Boston Festival of Indie Games (6/20/12)
http://www.egmnow.com/electricsistahood/mit-game-lab-and-boston-indies-present-first-boston-festival-of-indie-games/

ElectricSistaHood.com
Boston FIG Announces Keynote Speakers (9/11/12)
http://www.electricsistahood.com/2012/09/boston-festival-of-indie-games-announces-their-keynote-speakers/

G4TV.com
Indie Overload – Boston Festival of Indie Games (9/20/12)
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/728129/indie-overload-indie-uprising-sense-of-wonder-night-fantastic-arcade-boston-festival-of-indie-games-and-more/#readmore

Gamasutra.com
In Boston, Strong Community Means Resilience in the Face of Change (9/24/12)
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/177010/In_Boston_strong_community_means_resilience_in_the_face_of_change.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GamasutraNews+%28Gamasutra+News%29#.UGC52Y2PVnQ

Tomorrow is Independent Game Development Day in Massachusetts (9/21/12)
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/178114/Tomorrow_is_Independent_Game_Development_Day_in_Massachusetts.php#.UGBWWo2PVnQ

Boston FIG Features Top Industry Partners (9/20/12)
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/178035/Boston_Festival_of_Indie_Games_features_top_industrypartners.php

Boston FIG Announces Game Jam (8/23/12)
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/176425/Boston_Festival_of_Indie_Games_announces_BFIG_Game_Jam.php

Games Are Evil
Boston FIG Coming Next Month (8/12)
http://gamesareevil.com/2012/08/news-boston-festival-indie-games-coming-month/

GamePolitics.com
Boston FIG Submission Deadline Extended (8/9/12)
http://gamepolitics.com/2012/08/09/boston-festival-indie-games-submission-deadline-extended

GamerFitNation.com
Play for Free at Boston Festival of Indie Games (9/20/12)
http://gamerfitnation.com/2012/09/play-for-free-at-boston-festival-of-indie-games/

GameTrailers.com
Massachusetts Declares September 22nd Independent Game Development Day (9/21/12)
http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/30195/massachusetts-declares-september-22nd-independent-game-development-day

GamingExaminer.com
Boston Festival of Indie Games Promotes an Impressive Line-Up at this Year’s Event (9/20/12)
http://www.gamingexaminer.com/boston-festival-of-indie-games-promotes-and-impressive-line-up-at-this-years-event/18144/#.UGNHV42PVnT

GiantBomb.com
Boston Festival of Indie Games Wrap-Up
http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/apocralyptic/boston-festival-of-indie-games-wrap-up/30-96491/

Good Griefing
Cognition Game Demo (9/29/12)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOewxZjDJuY

Cut the Finger Game (9/26/12)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67iTotWsy0c&list=UU75l5vioAOEr6Ts2ayvu9zw&index=1&feature=plcp

Check out the Indie Games (9/24/12)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK-grWUF2mE&feature=share

Greenhorn Connect
Boston FIG Calendar Listing
http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/boston-festival-indie-games

GroovyGamer.net
Submission Deadline for Boston FIG Now August 20 (10/15/12)
http://groovygamer.net/2012/08/submission-deadline-for-boston-festival-of-indie-games-now-august-20/

IndieGames.com
Today is Independent Game Development Day in Massachusetts (9/22/12)
http://indiegames.com/2012/09/today_is_independent_game_deve.html

IndieGameMag.com
Boston Festival of Indie Games Showcase Announced (9/19/12)
http://www.indiegamemag.com/boston-festival-of-indie-games-showcase/#.UGNEoI2PVnQ

Interview with Developer Conclave
http://www.indiegamemag.com/from-the-fig-interview-with-developer-of-conclave/

Cognition an Erica Reed Thriller Preview
http://www.indiegamemag.com/cognition-an-erica-reed-thriller-preview/

Children of Liberty Interview
http://www.indiegamemag.com/from-the-fig-children-of-liberty-interview/

Phoenix Online Studios Interview
http://www.indiegamemag.com/from-the-fig-phoenix-online-studios-interview/
Insert Coin to Begin
Boston Festival of Indie Games (7/25/12)
http://insertcointobegin.com/?p=2791

Indie Love Live Show
Episode 09 (9/24/12)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKXRie86YSQ

Joystiq.com
Boston FIG Announces Lineup (9/18/12)
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/18/boston-festival-of-indie-games-announces-lineup/

Boston Festival of Indie Games Coming from MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies this Sept. (6/24/12)
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/24/boston-festival-of-indie-games-coming-from-mit-game-lab-and-bost/

Just Adventure
Boston FIG Features Top Industry Partners (9/21/12)
http://www.justadventure.com/news/550/boston-festival-of-indie-games-features-top-industry-partners

Boston FIG Announces Featured Keynote Speakers (9/11/12)
http://www.justadventure.com/news/519/boston-festival-of-indie-games-announces-featured-keynote-speakers

Ladeez First Media Blog
Boston Festival of Indie Games Report (9/23/12)
http://www.ladeezfirstmedia.com/2012/09/23/boston-festival-of-indie-games-report/

Mass High Tech
Boston’s Inaugural Festival of Indie Games Hits the Mark (9/24/12)
http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2012/09/24/daily3-Bostons-Inaugural-Festival-of-Indie-Games-hits-the-mark.html

Boston FIG Calendar Listing
http://www.masshightech.com/calendar/event.html?id=1621584

MPOGD.com
Boston Festival of Indie Games Announces Final Showcase Games (9/18/12)
http://www.mpogd.com/news/?ID=11023

Nerd Caliber
Boston FIG Announces Final Showcase Games (9/20/12)
http://nerdcaliber.com/boston-festival-of-indie-games-announces-final-showcase-games/

Boston FIG Announces Featured Keynote Speakers (9/14/12)
http://nerdcaliber.com/boston-festival-of-indie-games-announces-featured-keynote-speakers/

New England Games SIG
Boston Festival of Indie Games Coming in September (8/9/12)
http://negamessig.com/2012/08/09/boston-festival-of-indie-games-coming-in-september/

N00b Alert
Boston FIG Saturday 9/22 at MIT (9/18/12)
http://www.n00balert.com/boston-festival-of-indie-games-saturday-92212-at-mit-56701/

Part 12 Studios Blog
Part12 Studios Sponsoring Boston FIG (9/15/12)
http://part12studios.com/2012/09/part12-studios-sponsoring-boston-festival-of-indie-games/

Random Assault Podcast

Part 1 – Random Assault Cover the Boston Festival of Indie Games (10/7/12)
http://thepowblock.com/home/2012/10/7/random-assault-cover-the-boston-festival-of-indie-games-part.html
Part 2 – Random Assault Cover the Boston Festival of Indie Games (10/10/12)
http://thepowblock.com/home/2012/10/10/random-assault-cover-the-boston-festival-of-indie-games-part.html

 

Sexy Video Game Land Blog
With Friends (9/24/12)
http://sexyvideogameland.blogspot.com/2012/09/with-friends.html

Structure Gaming
Boston Festival of Indie Games (6/21/12)
http://www.structuregaming.com/2012/06/21/boston-festival-of-indie-games/

StufferShack.com
Boston FIG is Saturday! (9/18/12)
http://stuffershack.com/the-boston-festival-of-indie-games-is-saturday/

Techinus Blog
Boston FIG Starts on 9/22 (7/17/12)
http://techinus.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/boston-festival-of-indie-games-starts-on-sept-22/

The B Team Podcast
Episode 175 for September 30 (9/28/12)
http://www.thebteampodcast.com/2012/09/the-b-team-episode-175-for-september-30-2012/

The Knurd
Boston Festival of Indie Games
http://theknurd.com/events/boston-festival-of-indie-games

The Phoenix
Boston Festival of Indie Games: The Next Steps (9/28/12)
http://blog.thephoenix.com/BLOGS/laserorgy/archive/2012/09/28/boston-festival-of-indie-games-the-next-step.aspx

Free Fun Shit: Sept. 21-27 (9/21/12)
http://blog.thephoenix.com/BLOGS/phlog/archive/2012/09/21/free-fun-shit-sept-21-27-allston-village-street-fair-new-lgbt-trivia-night-zine-workshop-indie-games-fest-more.aspx

The Test Market Evolution
Boston FIG Announces Final Showcase Games (9/20/12)
http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/2012/09/boston-fig-2012-gimbal-cop-takes-us-on-a-wild-ride/

Boston FIG Announces Film Lineup (8/2/12)
http://thetestmarketevolution.com/boston-festival-indie-games-announces-films-indie-game-movie-lamp-darkon/

Toonari Post
Featured Speakers for Boston Festival of Indie Games Announced (9/13/12)
http://www.toonaripost.com/2012/09/entertainment/featured-speakers-for-boston-festival-of-indie-games-announced/

The Verge
Boston Festival of Indie Games Announces 35-Game Lineup (9/18/12)
http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/9/18/3354524/boston-festival-of-indie-games-announces-36-game-lineup

VentureFizz.com
Boston FIG Calendar Listing
http://venturefizz.com/user/login?destination=/events/boston-festival-indie-games