This year’s PAX East celebration started a bit early at NERD with Mass TLC’s ‘Made in MA’ Party featuring games made in Massachusetts. With over 30 exhibitors showcasing their games and concepts to an audience of 1,500 people, this party showed off the best that Massachusetts’ gaming community has to offer. Gamers, developers, and students each brought a unique spin to the party making for a really great kick-off to PAX East.
New this year was the Student Showcase featuring student groups from Becker College, Tufts University, and Worcester Polytech (WPI) displaying their games to the attendees. With text-to-vote results displayed across projection screens throughout NERD, this new event became a central feature of the party. WPI came out on top… check out the photo of the team below.
Other highlights included a surprise appearance of Bumblebee from Transformers (pretty cool!), causing large cheers from the crowd, and the crowd playing Dance Central 3 for the Xbox Kinect on one of the large projection screens.
Aiming to bring together the entire gaming community in Mass for a night of networking and celebration, the party was a great success! It’s always incredible to see the amazing technology that is produced right in our own backyard.