MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies has announced today its Kickstarter Campaign for their second annual Boston Festival of Indie Games to be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. Free to all ages and open to the public, Boston Festival of Indie Games celebrates independent game development through showcasing works and offering support through creating a powerful juncture between community, academic, and independent interests in game play. Hoping to encourage attendees to share and interact with various media, tabletop, and location-based games, Boston Festival of Indie Games hopes to inspire minds, open opportunities, and create a powerful community centered around independent game developers of the future.
The Boston Festival of Indie Games major crowd-funding effort is their Figgie Bundle, a special one-time only indie game bundle featuring six game titles distributed by IndieGameStand. This bundle is offered as part of the Kickstarter rewards levels and with more donors, backers will receive more opportunities to unlocking more games for all donors above $25. The game bundle offers six indie titles create by Boston-area indie game studios: Go Home Dinosaurs (Fire Hose Games), Fish Listening to Radio! (Popcannibal), Fieldrunners (Subatomic Studios), Easiest Video Game Ever (Dejobaan Games), Moonlight: Mistress of Mischief (Lantana Games) and Lost Marbles (Binary Takeover).
Fire Hose Games is proud to present its newest game, Go Home Dinosaurs, the world’s greatest BBQ Defense Simulator! Keep your grill safe from marauding dinos with a huge variety of defenses in this 100% historically accurate (as far as we know) strategy game.
Popcannibal delighted the world with “Girls Like Robots,” the 13th highest rated iOS game of 2012. Fish Listening to Radio! is the game that Attack of the Show called “One of the most brilliant $1, four player experiences you can have”. Fish Listening to Radio features a state-of-the-art ukulele sound track and super keen worm eating action.
Subatomic Studios’ award winning tower defense game, Fieldrunners, took the iPhone by storm, so we’re excited to be including a PC version in the BostonFIG Figgie Bundle!
It’s hot, but it is definitely not easy. Or is it easy? Dejobaan Games’ Easiest Video Game Ever is a quick, fun first-person faller where you get close to buildings to kiss them for 100 points each. You can chain them for mad score. And if you’re angry, shoot down anything RED.
Follow the adventure as the main character ransacks her way through multiple castles. A classic puzzle game at first glance along the lines of Crusher or Pac Man, Moonlight also has stealth mechanics to up the challenge. Keep clear of guards, turrets, traps, and more. Collect all the gems you can and find the way out of each room.
Lost Marbles is a puzzle platformer with a goal is simply to get to the end of each level as fast as you can. Ever wish Blizzard’s SNES classic The Lost Vikings were done in 3D? Well this is the basic idea they had when making the game!
About MIT Game Lab
The MIT Game Lab brings together scholars, creators and technologies to teach, conduct research and develop new approaches to applied game design and construction. Ranked by the Princeton review as the #2 Game Design Program in North America, the MIT Game Lab maintains MIT’s roles as leader in the study, design and development of games. The MIT Game Lab’s goal is to explore, educate and engage the public by creating groundbreaking games, interactive online courses and new applications to real world challenges.
About Boston Indies
Boston Indies is a community of dedicated independent game developers in Massachusetts and the surrounding area. Boston Indies works to foster a sense of community among Boston’s independent game developers, facilitate monthly meet-ups and other related community events, encourage developers to create games independent of large budgets and large company ties, provide a safe environment to obtain critical feedback on game development works in progress and serve as a brain trust for important information sharing among local independent developers.
IndieGameStand is a different kind of indie gaming bundle and promotional web site. The site features and promotes a new independent game every 96 hours (4 days) for gamers to purchase at a discounted price. That’s a new Pay-What-You-Want game sale every few days. The best part is that any game you purchase will be yours to keep forever and stored in your game wallet on our site. The point of the Indie Game Stand is to put a spotlight on those indie titles which provide fantastic experiences, but may have been passed over by the mainstream gaming public, portals, websites, or whatever. IndieGameStand is about supporting all of the fantastic and worthwhile indie developers out there.
Narz is CEO/ Founder at Girl Gamer Vogue and Video Game Columnist at KnickerBocker Ledger.