Registration

On May 2nd we will host the annual BostonFIG Talks and on May 3rd the annual BostonFIG Learns. BostonFIG Talks is a platform for independent designers and developers to share and showcase with one another their learnings in order to foster community, teach valuable lessons, and start dynamic conversations in the independent game creator space about how and why we create games.

BostonFIG Talks will feature three main tracks, Game Design, Game Development and Game Business. We strive for a wide mix of topics from all different sides of game creation — not just digital games but also tabletop, live action, and experimental game forms, since we believe that all game creation is valuable and can create engaging experiences.

Speaker Registration

Deadline: 11:59pm March 29th, 2020

Notifications of acceptance will go out by: April 5th, 2020

Speakers are financially responsible for their own transportation and housing, though BostonFIG may be able to assist with finding free accommodations with other local attendees/indies. All BostonFIG Talks attendees and speakers will receive breakfast and lunch as part of the event.

Subject Matter

BostonFIG is looking for strong presenters and content regarding indie digital, physical, and mixed media game design, game development, and business topics. The talks will be split up into 3 tracks: Game Design, Game Development, Game Business.

Game Business Topics: Business models, go-to-market strategies, marketing and advertising, financing, working with publishers, and work/life balance.

Game Design Topics: Playtesting, systems design, level design, interaction design, a design methodology or framework, narrative design, serious games design, etc.

Game Development Topics: Workshops on particular engines or tools, prototyping board games, technical reviews, intro to game development, game development tools, etc.

Other topics may be considered, so don’t be afraid to submit a proposal for something outside the box!

Submit Your Talk!

Attendee Registration

Registration is opening soon for attendees for both BostonFIG Talks & BostonFIG Learns.

Volunteer Registration

We are a community of designers, players, thinkers, dreamers and doers. Whether you are a long term enthusiast or a curious newbie, if you are looking to dive into a growing and vibrant community, then we are looking for you.

Come volunteer for BostonFIG Talks and BostonFIG Learns and see the best the local indie game community has to offer. As a volunteer with BostonFIG, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with indie developers, creators, and innovators
  • Make new friends and meet like minded individuals
  • Gain hands on experience in helping run one of the Boston game community’s largest events
  • Free food!

If you are interested in volunteering for BostonFIG Talks 2020 or Learns 2020, please send an email with the subject “BostonFIG Talks&Learns 2020 VOLUNTEER” to [email protected].

Press Registration

On February 22nd, 2020, we will host the annual BostonFIG Talks. BostonFIG Talks is a platform for independent designers and developers to share and showcase with one another their learnings in order to foster community, teach valuable lessons, and start dynamic conversations in the independent game creator space about how and why we create games.

The event will feature three main tracks, Game Design, Game Development, and Game Business. We strive for a wide mix of topics from all different sides of game creation — not just digital games but also tabletop, live action, and experimental game forms since we believe that all game creation is valuable and can create engaging experiences.

On February 23rd, 2020, we will host the annual BostonFIG Learns conference. BostonFIG Learns brings together teachers, students, and education-focused games professionals for a day of sharing and learning. We'll cover hands-on learning games, museum games, classroom topics, academic research, student presentations, and more.

For more information, please contact [email protected].