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Games Leap Off the Screen and Into the Real-World at the Come Out & Play Festival, June 4-6

May 27, 2010

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ — From June 4-6 you won’t be limited to the confines of your living room to play your favorite games. At the Come Out & Play Festival players get the chance to target human “asteroids” in a real-life game of Asteroids and catch falling “bombs” in a live-action remake of the Atari classic Kaboom! Players will track each other in high-tech hide-&-seek games like HALI and Geo Melee. These games break free of TVs and tiny cellphone screens and return the action to the great outdoors.

Of course not every game requires high-tech gadgetry. The festival also features new sports like Field Crumpets where players swing giant red plastic bats to whack soccer balls in a fast-paced new sport. They will take to the streets around the Gowanus Canal for a strategic water-gun battle called CounterSquirt.

The festival includes family-friendly fare like the Walt Disney Imagineering’s Unwritten Storybook in which players compete to create the best fairy-tale around a park. Exercise your engineering muscles in The 2010 First Annual Paper Plane Derby. Or plunge into a life-sized maze in Cross My Heart + Hope to Die.

Looking for more debauched fun? Play bAR Pong, a mixture of the video game classic Pong and the party game beer pong. Or hunt your friends in Humans vs. Zombies.

The Come Out & Play Festival takes over the Brooklyn Lyceum from June 4-6. Stop by the opening party on Friday night to play a slew of party games and register for games. Spend Saturday and Sunday outdoors exploring Brooklyn and playing.

This year the festival features a pirate radio station run by Nonchalance that will bring an interactive game to the radio waves and keep you updated on the action around the festival. Each year the festival draws hundreds of designers from around the world and thousands of players together for three-days of experimental play.


    Details
    Dates: June 4-6, 2010
    Location: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (R train to Union
     Street)
    Cost: Free
    Registration: Stop by the Lyceum to reserve a spot in games
    URL: www.comeoutandplay.org

    Festival Sponsors:
    Nonchalance
    SCVNGR
    NYU Game Center
    ESI Design
    Giant Robot
    Walt Disney Imagineering
    Brooklyn Lyceum
    Old Stone House
    Gigantic Mechanic

    Greg Trefry
    Director
    Come Out & Play
    646-280-8311

SOURCE Come Out & Play Festival


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