MBBP Client Quoted in Boston Magazine Article

In December, Boston Magazine published an article highlighting the role of Massachusetts in the video gaming industry - noting that Massachusetts, as the fifth largest employer of video game developers in the country, is a launching pad for successful gaming companies. Tim Loew, the executive director of our client, Massachusetts Digital Games Institute at Becker College, …

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NE Games SIG to Host Reducing Risk in the Games Business Event

On Tuesday, November 1st, the New England Games SIG is hosting Reducing Risk in the Games Business, an event in which a panel of game industry veterans will discuss their approach to business strategy and explain what is different about how they are doing business to help manage risk. The night will be moderated by Walter …

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Mike Cavaretta Quoted in Boston.com Article

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute of Becker College has received a $500,000 federal grant to aid in jump-starting companies and training workers in the video game industry. The institute and Becker College will now partner with seven private video game and interactive media developers that will provide resources and personnel to support the institute’s initiatives. …

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Mass Seeks Tax Credits for Video Game Makers Through New Legislation

The Boston Herald recently published an article discussing the legislation being proposed that would provide to Massachusetts video game companies tax credits and other incentives tied to job creation or production goals. Proponents of the bill believe the video game industry has the potential to become a critical part of the Commonwealth’s economy, much like …

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Becker College Hosts MASS Impact Event on Massachusetts Game Industry Policy

Please join MBBP Attorney Michael Cavaretta on December 21st at Becker College for MASS Impact 2.0: The Game Plan - Massachusetts Video Game Industry Policy. This event is meant to help create an "innovative first-in-the-nation, comprehensive state-wide policy plan" that supports the video game and digital media development and design industry with the purpose of …

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Michael Cavaretta Opinion Article Featured on Telegram.com

MBBP partner Michael Cavaretta is featured in the opinion section in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for his op-ed piece titled “Let’s grow video game biz.” Michael discusses the benefits of supporting the growth of the video game industry in Massachusetts, such as revenue for the state and more disposable income spent with local busnesses. …

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Michael Cavaretta Quoted in Worcester Telegram & Gazette Article

On October 11th, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette featured an article on the growing video game industry in Massachusetts and the lack of incentives from the state to keep video game professionals and businesses here. MBBP attorney and founding member of the New England Games Special Interest Group, Michael Cavaretta, was asked to comment on the …

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Mike Cavaretta Comments on Massachusetts Video Game Industry Growth in Mass High Tech

A recent Mass High Tech article titled “Game sector debates industry obstacles to growth in Massachusetts” discusses the unavailability of tax breaks and other state financial incentives for Massachusetts video game companies. MBBP attorney Mike Cavaretta was featured in this article, where he shared his point of view on the issue and offered his suggestions for …

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Michael Cavaretta Makes a 2010 Prediction of the Video Game Industry

Attorney Michael Cavaretta was recently featured in a Boston Business Journal article on Boston’s 2010 economic outlook. Local business leaders gave their predictions of the economy in the upcoming year, and Michael was included with a quote on the (hopefully bright) future of the video game industry: I predict that video game sales will be …

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MBBP to Sponsor Boston GameLoop 2009

MBBP is sponsoring this one-day "unconference," or self-organizing conference for game industry professionals. Attendees can plan to offer topics and session ideas on the spot, ideas will be recorded on their wall grid and the grid becomes the day's schedule! This year's Boston GameLoop is being held on Saturday, August 15 at the Microsoft New England Research …

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