Boston FIG had over 2,000 attendees this year

East Coast Indie event continues to grow

It felt like at least half of the videogame side of the show floor at PAX East 2014 was made up of indie games. The Indie Megabooth used to be a tiny side show. Now its pretty much a show unto itself. It was easy to think that a purely indie game event may do just as well if not better than PAX East if it were managed the right way. 

Oddly enough, a event like that already exists. The Boston Festival of Indie Games has been around for a  while now, and it gets bigger every year. We talked to Dan Silvers, co-director of the show and creator of upcoming historical stealth game Children of Liberty about how Boston FIG has grown, casting Ashly Burch in his game, and a lot more. 

Then a lady appeared to grow out of his back and she talked to us. 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes