We got some news recently about a new venture from the folks behind the Boston Festival of Indie Games. FIG Talks will be coming our way with the new year, and have a lot of promise in offering indie developers some insight into some often unexplored areas of Development:
The Boston Festival of Indie Games is excited to announce that an all-new event, FIG Talks, will take place on January 16, 2016 at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center! … FIG Talks is aimed at designers and developers, and for people who are interested in getting started creating games of their own. The talks will feature three main tracks:
Game Business: Challenges bootstrapping your studio; crowdfunding tips, tricks, and warnings; working with publishers; and how to make a living in the games industry.
Game Design: How to playtest a digital or tabletop game to success, presenting a game design methodology or framework, designing for narrative and designing for technical challenge, or even designing “serious” games.
Game Development: Workshops on particular engines or tools, technical reviews, intro to game development, game development tools, or anything else related to development.