Posted on September 11, 2012 AT 06:36am
Boston Festival of Indie Games, presented by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies, announced today their two featured keynote speakers Jason Scott, filmmaker of GET LAMP, an introspective view into interactive fiction, and Leigh Alexander, Kotaku columnist and established games journalist.
Keynote speaker Leigh Alexander is a well-known games journalist, currently news director of industry trade site Gamasutra, and author of the Sexy Videogameland weblog. Her monthly column at Kotaku deals with the cultural issues surrounding games and gamers.
In the past, Alexander served as Kotaku’s Associate News Editor, and prior to that, ran Gamasutra’s sister site Worlds in Motion, covering the business of online games, social networks and virtual worlds. She writes reviews, features and cultural commentary for a variety of outlets, and her work has appeared in Variety, Wired, Slate, The Escapist and Paste Magazine, among others.
Computer historian Jason Scott is the second keynote speaker for the fest, talking about his film GET LAMP, a documentary film about interactive fiction (also known as text adventures). Scott is the creator, owner and maintainer of textfiles.com, a web site which archives files from historic bulletin board systems. He is also the filmmaker of a 2005 documentary film about BBSes, BBS: The Documentary.
BFIG hits the Boston landscape Saturday, September 22 at MIT. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is a celebration of independent game development in a variety of media and genres.
The event is free, open to the public and held on the MIT campus, located at the EG&G Education Center, Building 34 and Compton Laboratories, Building 26, both on Vassar Street.
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