The Boston Festival of Indie Games has extended the deadline for game submissions, allowing those who have not yet submitted their games to be included in the indie game showcase to get their entries in. Game submissions are now being accepted until midnight PST (3 am EST) on Monday, August 20.
The Boston Festival of Indie Games, highlights the best independently developed games in the country. It is presented by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies. This year's event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 22 at the MIT campus and at the Microsoft NERD Center. It is free and open to the public. The main point of the Festival of Indie Games showcase is to provide indies with an opportunity to show off their games, get feedback from the public and have a shot at winning prizes including full versions of Adobe Creative Suite and Unity pro licenses.
Developers interested in submitting their games for consideration will have to pay an entry fee of $15, while students get a slightly discounted fee of $10. Voting on all the games submitted will be opened to the public on the day of the event. Non-digital games (street games, interactive fiction or tabletop games) can be submitted to the festival on a "non-fee, non-competitive basis."
The line-up of guest curators for this year's event includes Paul Neurath – creative Director for Zynga Boston, Tim Stellmach – senior designer for Harmonix, Eitan Glinert – creative director for Fire Hose Games, and Philip Tan – U.S. Executive Director for the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab.
You can learn more about the event, including all the activities planned for attendees, by visiting www.bostonfig.com.