Open house held for the Summer Innovation Program
Published on: August 11, 2019
The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) hosted its annual Summer Innovation Program Open House on Thursday, August 8, at Becker College.
Visitors had a chance to play the games being made by MassDiGI SIP interns before they are launched later this year. The interns in the Summer Innovation Program — including students from 17 different colleges and universities — have been working on the games since May.
The Open House was held from 1-4 p.m. in The Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 80 William Street, on Becker College’s Worcester campus.
This summer’s MassDiGI interns come from Becker College, Berklee College of Music, Brown University, Cornell University, Emerson College, Lesley University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Ireland), Maine College of Art, MIT, Mt. Holyoke College, Northeastern University, RPI, RISD, RIT, School of Visual Arts, Wellesley College and WPI.
Games at the event included:
- Bloom Blast – Follow Cyp the cat on a quest to sell plants all over the world. Tap plants of the same color to serve customers and progress in your quest!
- Roller Riot – Crazy cyborgs are causing chaos in the city and have made their way towards the Roller Derby District. You are the last one standing. Punch, kick, and roll your way through a frenzy of different enemies determined on taking you down. Show them that you are a force to be reckoned with and that they chose the wrong street. And don’t forget to use your cyber upgrades to take down more enemies!
- Merge Critters Unite! – A swarm of dastardly demons have attacked a planet of adorable animals! These creatures have to unite, get stronger, and fight the evil horde to take their home back! Combine two of the same animal to get a new, stronger critter! Send your creatures off to fight and bring back gold and glory, then use that to buy even stronger animals with crazy weapons. Who will you add to your army in your quest?
- Save the Flame – Explore the world of Vishal as you play Omar, a young fire magic prodigy and last hope for humanity. In this endless runner, Omar is trying to take back The Flame from the ancient spirit Onii, while dodging possessed obstacle fragments and collecting coins to help with his quest. Will you be able to save the flame, or will Onii plunge humanity into darkness forever?
- And, one special SIPX project built in collaboration with Dejobaan Games.