The 2013 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) is an eleven-week program that includes housing, stipends, resources, mentoring and game development tools to help student teams finalize an original video game and prepare it for launch.
MassDiGI SIP has everything you need as a student to kick-start your game development career:
- A chance to work on a game prototype from the ground up
- Work with a team of students to help create the “next big thing”
- Industry mentors to help guide you
- A free place to live
This is not just another internship, but a chance to hold the fate of a game in your hands. There are mentors and faculty to help you, but in the end it is up to your team to build a successful game.
The 2013 SIP application period opens February 1, 2013 and closes April 5, 2013. Successful applicants will be informed by April 15, 2013.
The 2013 SIP runs from May 21, 2013 to August 9, 2013.
Who can participate?
The Summer Innovation Program is open to students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at a regionally-accredited four-year college or university. Students must be able to commit full-time to the program. Certain eligibility requirements, as noted above and in the application, must be met. The application process is competitive. For example, in 2012, 55 students applied for 18 slots. For more information on last year’s program please click here.
What disciplines can apply?
Students studying game design, development, programming, animation, art and computer science will make up most of the teams, but there is room for marketers, writers and musicians too.
What will you build?
MassDiGI is working with a number of sponsors that are building everything from mobile entertainment games to educational titles. You will work on a team focused on one title – though you will have a chance to help out on some of the other titles.
Please contact Monty Sharma at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on the SIP or sponsorship.