Volunteer Registration

Boston Festival of Indie Games is seeking volunteers in a number of areas, for both pre-fest and on-site assistance. We have over twenty volunteers already, but we need more!

 

Press Registration

If you are Press and wishing to register for the Festival, Please sign up here.

Attendee Registration

Attendees are able to attend the festival, including the Indie Video Game Showcase, the Street Games, Board/Card Games, film screenings, and Art Show. You can register online, or at the doors. Attending the live music and game jam portions of the festival require a separate registration since there are limited spots for those venues.

Exhibitor Registration

Indie Game Showcase

The Indie Video Games Showcase is an opportunity for independent developers to show off their games, get feedback from the public, and win some cool prizes.  Voting will be on an open-to-the-public basis on a variety of categories, and category winners will receive prizes.

There are different categories where you can submit your work:

  • Digital Games
  • Board, Card and Tabletop Games
  • Live-action and Street Games
  • Game Art Exhibition

The digital games as well as the board and card games categories are competitive, while street games, live-action games, and the game art exhibition are non-competitive and not eligible for prizes.

 

Digital Games

The digital game showcase invites independent developers to submit their video games to the festival. The eligible submissions have to fulfils the following requirements:

 

  • The game has been released after October 2012 or is still in production.
  • The game should be independently produced, though publisher funding/distribution is acceptable.
  • The game cannot be produced by a major publisher-owned studio (see the list of major publishers here).
  • Games should be produced by studios in the New England and neighboring areas, including New York and Quebec.
  • Games should be at least in alpha stage, displaying the core mechanics of the game, and at least having a complete level to demonstrate it.
  • Submissions that only feature basic movement of objects on the screen, with no goals or where the core mechanics are clearly still in development will be disqualified.
  • Game content and other materials are owned solely by the developer/designers or legal permission obtained to use any other copyrighted material.


If you have any questions about the eligibility of your game, please contact us.
Submissions will be screened by Boston FIG volunteers who will make sure that the game meets our criteria, and then will be reviewed by our curators, who will provide feedback to the developer. If we have more submissions than space, curators will make the final decision about which games make it into the showcase.

Please send clear instructions about how to play your game. If the curators have technical issues, we will contact you, so be ready to provide support for your game, but we cannot guess how it works

Submissions must be received by June 20, 2013; only one game can be entered per registration.

You can continue to update your game but be aware that the curatorial committee may not see your updated build right away. Final changes should be made prior to June 30th, 2013.

You should be ready to come to Cambridge, MA, to demonstrate your game on your own hardware at the festival.

Board, Card, and Tabletop Games

We welcome submissions of board, card, and tabletop games to our competitive section of the showcase this year. The eligible submissions have to fulfills the following requirements:

  • The game has been released after October 2012 or is a prototype still in production.
  • The game should be independently produced and published.
  • Games should be produced in the New England and neighboring areas, including New York and Quebec.
  • Game content and other materials are owned solely by the developer/designers or legal permission obtained to use any other copyrighted material.

Submissions will be contacted after June 20th to send the game separately. If the game is available digitally, so we can print and play it, you will have to send a digital copy. If your game is only available as a physical game, you will have to send it to us.
You should be ready to come to Cambridge, MA, to demonstrate your game at the festival.

Live Action & Street Games

Coming soon!

 

Game Art Exhibition

Coming soon!