The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute is launching a new video game incubator at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The MassDiGI New Ventures Center was funded by a $1.4 million grant from theThe U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration that was matched by Becker College.
The $2.8 million dollar NVC will help both graduate and undergraduate students from “Gateway Cities” - urban centers with “unrealized potential” that are important to the state economy – get off the ground in game development, tech-centered business, and interactive media.
The NVC is expected to help create 430 jobs over ten years.
"As the home of both MassDiGI and a nationally recognized video game development program, Becker College is perfectly positioned to help grow one of the most dynamic pillars of the Massachusetts innovation economy: the interactive entertainment industry,” said Becker College president and MassDiGI advisory board chair Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.
“The jobs created by the work of this center will be highly skilled and well-paid. They will build the talent pool in Massachusetts by providing opportunity for graduates from Becker and other institutions of higher learning across the state.”