Events

October Party – Introduction to 3D Graphics

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This is a tutorial on the essential elements of 3D graphics for users of Unity, Unreal Engine, Blender, 3ds Max, and other 3D authoring tools. Doug will unpack the key concepts all devs must know in order to be as productive as possible and get the most out of these tools. He will combine live demos of 3D desktop and mobile apps. Regardless of whether you are a newbie or a ninja, there will something for everybody. There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A, and it will in general be a fun and highly accessible class.

Bio:

Doug Turner is an Apple alumnus with wide ranging experience in 3D graphics. At Apple he worked on their 3D R&D team, developing advanced rendering systems, and was a member of the team that invented interactive 360 panoramas. Doug has worked and taught internationally with projects in Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, and the UK.

 

Details:

Monday, October 2, 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-october-party-tickets-37933057797

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September Party – Managing Stress in the Workplace

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It’s time for our September party! Amanda Gardner will be speaking about managing stress in the workplace.

Stress in the workplace is often hard to manage. Between crunch, other deadlines, and possible conflicts with team members, we can often lose the fun of making games. Amanda’s experience producing and writing Perception occurred over the course of two difficult pregnancies, finding funding for her family’s game, and other stresses. To combat this, Amanda learned mindfulness and meditation techniques to help calm her mind and make the workplace much happier. With just a few mind tricks and some easy to take home meditations, Amanda will teach numerous coping strategies for both work and life.

Bio:

Amanda Gardner is a lifelong nerd, gamer and storyteller. She began her career as an English teacher for over 10 years, while her husband Bill worked in the AAA game business at Irrational Games as Lead Designer on BioShock and the Design Director on BioShock Infinite. Amanda and Bill partnered up as the game dev duo The Deep End Games three years ago and just launched Perception, a thriller about a blind woman’s journey to prove herself by exploring the haunted mansion from her nightmares, on PC/XB1/PS4. Amanda’s also a mother of four, a yoga teacher, and a self-improvement junkie.

Amanda Gardner

Details:

Monday, September 11, 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-september-party-tickets-37098812547

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