Digitalmill is a consulting and development firm focused on games, videogames, and their related technologies led by Ben Sawyer.
Based in Freeport, Maine, just north of Portland, Digitalmill helps innovative projects, works with great teams, and seeks to advance the use of games for entertainment and non-entertainment purposes.
Our services & interests include:
Game design & production management
We help build all types & styles of games, offering useful collaboration toward final product. Our specialty is design & production for non-entertainment purposes such as education, health, scientific discovery, productivity, and more.
Startup projects & companies
We advise startups and established projects, assisting for-profit/non-profit enterprises to use games & game technologies.
Consulting & Research
We help organizations understand videogames, their cultures, technologies, and business dynamics to enable their missions.
Following many activities across academic fields studying games and game technologies; fostering R&D and collaborative opportunities with leading researchers & institutions worldwide.
Communities & Events
With our extensive experience we can be instrumental in starting important new communities of practice and related events in the videogame field. We can implement and execute events for internal and public purposes to advance conversations, collaborations, and promotion of game-related interest areas.
1999 First Game: Virtual U
2001 Independent Games Festival Finalist
2002 Co-founded Serious Games Initiative
2003 Independent Publisher Book Award Finalist
2004 Founded Serious Games Summit Event
2004 Co-founded Games for Health Project
2013 SxSW: Dewey Winburne Service Award
2013 First Board Game: Pathways to Quality
2014 Games + Crowds Conference
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
American Public Media
Connecticut Health Foundation
Games for Health Europe
General Services Administration
Georgia Tech University
New England Journal of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Society of the Cincinnati
Space Science Institute
University of Pennsylvania
The Wilson Center
Yale School of Medicine
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