Events

August Party – Legal Issues in Game Development

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It’s time for our August Women in Games Boston meetup! This month, Liz Surette will be speaking about legal issues in game development.

Law and Game Development: Protecting Your Assets and Staying Out of Trouble

From Lindsay Lohan to Phil Fish and many in between, the game industry is no stranger to lawsuits and controversies. Yet, underlying these and other high-profile stories are legal concepts that every game developer can and should use to protect themselves and their games. In this talk, Liz will present an essential overview of the laws that affect game development and studios. She will also share some practical ways to prevent disputes and safeguard your intellectual property using contracts, business entities, trademarks, copyrights, and other legal tools.

Bio:

Liz is an attorney and the founder of Overclocked Legal, a Massachusetts law firm that works with game developers and clients in other creative fields. In addition to being a longtime community member, she has spoken on video game law at PAX East, the American Bar Association’s Business Law conference, and Boston Indies. Her writing has been featured on Gamepolitics.com and GamesLaw.net.

Details:

Monday, August 7, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Intrepid Pursuits
222 Third Street #4000
Cambridge, MA 02141

Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-august-party-tickets-36211814512

July Party – Out of the Ordinary

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Join us for our July WIG Boston party! The topic is games – or experiences using game technology – that are out of the ordinary. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers and topics! Come listen, learn, and be inspired!

Monday, July 10, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Intrepid Pursuits
222 Third Street #4000
Cambridge, MA 02141

Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-july-party-tickets-35899241598

June Party – Demo Night

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Join us for our June WIG Boston party! 

This month we’re hosting a demo night! Show off your work, get feedback, find collaborators, or just some new friends! There will be no formal presentations or planned demo spaces, so please come prepared to be adaptable and show off your work in a portable environment. Please note: We may or may not have working wireless internet, so please have your project downloaded and ready to go.

 

Mon, June 5, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Intrepid Pursuits
222 Third Street #4000
Cambridge, MA 02141

Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-june-party-tickets-35016287659

WIG Boston April Party!

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One More Story Games – Game Jam with Jean Leggett

It’s time for our April Women in Games Boston meetup! This month we are excited to have Jean Leggett, game designer and entrepreneur, with us all the way from north of Toronto! Join us for a fun micro game jam with Jean and Blair Leggett from One More Story Games. They will be showing what’s possible with their narrative-based game authoring software StoryStylus. (www.storystylus.com)

 

Jean and Blair have been teaching storytellers as young as 8 years old how to create great story-based games for the past 3 years, and have also worked with #1 NYT best-sellers to adapt popular novel series into games.

This 2 hour workshop will inspire your inner storyteller and teach you how you can use StoryStylus to transform your stories into game! If you’d like to contribute photos for art assets of the game we’re making, email info@onemorestorygames.com with subject line “Boston Game Jam” and your person/item/location image may be part of the game!

Directions to Intrepid:

This event will be from 7 – 10 PM at 222 Third Street, Suite 4000, Cambridge in the lounge/kitchen area of Intrepid Pursuits. Entrance to Intrepid is at the side entrance of the American Twine building, closer to Second street than to Third street. After 6pm the person at the security desk will ask people to sign in, but no ID is required.

Please RVSP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-april-party-tickets-33335950726

February Party

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Boston Game Dev: Next Class

It’s time for our February Women in Games Boston meetup! This month, join us for a panel of current students and recent graduates preparing to enter the industry and embark on a career in games. What gets them excited? What keeps them up at night? How can the game industry community foster closer ties between studios, experienced professionals, and entry-level applicants looking for their first big opportunity? We will touch on these topics and more on this panel representing the next generation of Boston’s game dev community!

Panelists:

Eliza Schreibman – Tufts University
Christian De la Cruz – Becker College
Sarah Spiers – Emerson College
Klew Williams – WPI Grad
Kelly Zhang – WPI

Directions to Intrepid:

This event will be from 7 – 10 PM at 222 Third Street, Suite 4000, Cambridge in the lounge/kitchen area of Intrepid Pursuits. Entrance to Intrepid is at the side entrance of the American Twine building, closer to Second street than to Third street. After 6pm the person at the security desk will ask people to sign in, but no ID is required.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-february-party-tickets-31500752599

 

January Party & Potluck

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Join us on Monday January 9th at 7:00pm for the first Women in Games Boston meetup of 2017! We are gathering together for a potluck post-holidays party and informal demo night. Bring yourself, your current projects, and something yummy to share! Please bring along an ingredients list if you bring food. If you have a specific game demo space need, please reach out to wigboston@gmail.com in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. We look forward to celebrating our community, our creative work, and the new year with you!

 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-january-party-demo-night-tickets-30829352423

Directions to Intrepid:

This event will be from 7 – 10 PM at 222 Third Street, Suite 4000, Cambridge in the lounge/kitchen area of Intrepid Pursuits. Entrance to Intrepid is at the side entrance of the American Twine building, closer to Second street than to Third street. After 6pm the person at the security desk will ask people to sign in, but no ID is required.

December Party: Getting a Great Game Soundtrack

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Getting a Great Game Soundtrack: Real World Tips for Collaborating with Composers

Time: Monday, December 5, 7-10 PM

Location: Intrepid Pursuits, 222 3rd St. #4000 (enter through side door, NOT front doorfacing 3rd St, sign in with guard, take elevator to 4th floor)

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-december-party-tickets-29630372241

Incorporating original music can be simultaneously one of the most exciting and most stressful aspects of developing a game. What practices can smooth the collaboration between producer, game designer, coders, and composer… and result in an awesome score that helps deliver the right experience while supporting the game narrative?

Join award-winning composer Clifford Anderson for a session covering the creative process, essential business practices, and workflow tips that can help make your soundtrack shine. Come away with practical knowledge to effectively plan for contracts, budgeting, timelines, and a final mix session — and ensure a fantastic collaboration.

Bio:

Clifford Anderson composes music for film, games, and other media. His compositions have been recognized by ASCAP with both an ASCAP Plus Award and as a selection for the Film & TV Panel at the ASCAP Expo. For 12 years, Cliff helped to create and run the world’s premiere online music school, Berklee Online. His soundtrack work has been featured in prize-winning films in the festival circuit, VR & interactive music installations, and three successfully launched games from independent producers in the Boston area.