Saturday, September 20, 2014

Arts in Bushwick Article

Aniela Coveleski, a journalist for Arts in Bushwick, happened upon Artcade 3000 during Bushwick Open Studios and enjoyed the "good vibes" of the show. She interviewed me for a great article about games, art and NYC's indie scene. Read it here and decide for yourself if games are art!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Artcade 3000 wrap up

     The 2nd Annual Artcade 3000 Indie Game Arcade at Bushwick Open Studios took place this past May 30th - June 1st in my apartment in Bushwick. Over 300 people attended over the course of 3 epic days of games, drinks and demos.

     The local multiplayer game Futbol Forever by Anthony Marefat and Michael Kahane has gone on to premiere its new cabinet at the Death By Audio Arcade.

     Also playing was Crystal Brawl by Studio Mercato, which had an exclusive cabinet at DBA previous to Arcade 3000.

     Ink Blots was an Oculus Rift enabled adventure matching game by Boogie Down Games.

     Returning was game designer Jaime Fraina of Giant Fox Games with his take on the "difficult tapper" mobile genre. It was called Slippery Sloth.

     Friday, May 30th was the developer / participant opening. BOS revelers and game devs mingled the night away over controllers and the 2014 edition of the Bushwick Board Game (free beers!).

      ManipIt was a complex tilt puzzle game.

     Saturday different demos were loaded into the Oculus Rift and a constant stream of people poured in during the shows open hours of 11a-10p.

     Sunday was even busier than the previous day and wrapped up with the warm glow of love and happiness.