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Game on: MassDiGI and Becker College at PAX East

Posted by Michael Warshaw  March 23, 2013 04:22 PM

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IMG_1084.JPGAmong leading-edge releases from top video game companies and independent developers exhibiting this weekend at PAX East 2013 – the largest games show on the East Coast – one will be unique: a cutting-edge game developed by students from the top-ranked interactive media program at Becker College: “Pressure Switch,” an unusual game with an unusual hero. He is a super soldier who shoots to heal. His mission is to reverse a viral infiltration in a military complex, and the purpose of shooting enemies is to “recode,” or cure them, not to kill them.

Senior Anthony Botelho of Dighton, Mass., was the lead developer of “Pressure Switch,” along with three 2012 Becker game program graduates who are currently adjunct faculty members at Becker.

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute, or MassDiGI, which is housed at Becker, is featuring its “Made in MA: The State of Play” booth (#595) on the show floor! Thanks to its many friends in the Massachusetts game development community, MassDiGI has some really great booth programming. See the schedule right here.

IMG_1094.JPGThe State of Play blog, organized by MassDiGI, features posts by digital and video game industry insiders writing about creativity, innovation, research, and development in the Massachusetts digital entertainment and apps sectors. MassDiGI, based at Becker College, is a statewide center for academic cooperation, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the local games ecosystem. Follow along @Mass_DiGI.

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MassDiGI 8-24 287w872.jpgThe State of Play, organized by MassDiGI, features stories by digital and video game developers and business insiders. Follow along @mass_digi.


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