Becker Students and Alumni Demo Video Games
Published on: February 28, 2019
Becker College student and alumni developers invite you to play the video games they created at the Worcester PopUp Video Game Demo Night on Friday, March 1st. The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), headquartered on Becker’s campus, is organizing the event which will feature more than 15 local developers from Becker’s School of Design and Technology, MassDiGI, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Maximum Crash, Petricore Games, and Tricky Fast Studios.
A team of Becker College students who call themselves Basic Witch will be at the demo night with “Project Birchtree”. The game just won an award at last weekend’s MassDiGI Game Challenge. “Project Birchtree” is a mobile game about a laid-back enchanted, latte throwing barista witch who gets in her beat-up coffee truck to save her town from being overrun by demons.
Rejon Taylor-Foster’s “Becker Derby” is an intergalactic one touch home run derby-to-go, featuring Becker College’s one and only mascot Hank the Hawk. Taylor-Foster graduated from Becker College in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Design and Technology. He now runs Maximum Crash, a digital production studio based in Worcester that designs and develops interactive experiences in the form of games, apps, and websites.
Ryan Canuel, CEO of Petricore Games and a graduate of Becker College’s School of Design and Technology in 2015, will be at Demo Night to showcase Petricore’s “DogFight,” an airplane combat game where the pilots are dogs, and “Battery Boy”, a game with an endless runner that tries to escape from a player’s phone. “DogFight” is now in development for PC and the Nintendo Switch. “Battery Boy” is currently being beta tested.
“Central Massachusetts is a hotspot for gamers,” said Canuel. “It’s exciting to be part of a night dedicated to showcasing the vast amount of regional talent spread between professional studios, Becker College, and other college game development programs.”
The Worcester PopUp Video Game Demo Night will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.at the Worcester PopUp space at 20 Franklin Street in Worcester. Everyone is welcome and it’s free. You can register through EventBrite.