For all intents and purposes, video games as we know them today were born in Cambridge at MIT over 50 years ago with Spacewar! In keeping with that tradition, the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI, which I oversee) throws an annual Made in MA Party at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, which brings together people with ties to Boston, the Bay State or New England. This year BetaBoston asked the guests what they thought was hot at GDC this year. And, here's what we heard. Read MoreLeveling upBoston game entrepreneurs talk about growing studios, challenges (Audio)
Hard-core gamers already know about the Oculus Rift, an immersive virtual reality headset that collected almost $2.5 million on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. (The California company has also raised millions more from Boston-based Spark Capital and Matrix Partners.)
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