It goes without saying that we’re excited about this year’s Games for Change Awards nominees. You should be too, and here’s your chance to play two of those nominees at a free event here in New York.
All you have to do is bring your laptop to the World Financial Center Winter Garden on June 6 to join exclusive gaming sessions of two games that are nominated for “Best Gameplay”: The End and WAY. This open-to-the-public event will include discussions with the award-winning designers behind the games and an opportunity to play both games.
At 12:00 p.m., the Big TV, a 15’ x 20′ video installation in the Winter Garden, will host a Skype discussion with Phil Stuart, Creative Director of Preloaded, the London-based studio that designed The End. At 7:30pm, Chris Bell, the Los Angeles-based designer of WAY, will join the conversation. This event is part of CultureStream, a monthly installation of cultural content, organized by The Office, an arts & culture curator.
Commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK, The End is a game that integrates strategy, puzzles and questions into a world which explores teens’ views about death. WAY, one of the most highly recognized independent game titles, partners two anonymous players up to solve puzzles using gestures as their only method of communication.
The event is co-curated by Games for Change and Arts Brookfield, who have been providing free, year-round, privately funded performing and visual arts programs on the East Coast since 1988. Again, this event is free and public, so make sure to stop by during the afternoon and evening of June 6.
For those of you interested in playing all of the nominated games, you’ll have the opportunity at our Awards Arcade only at the Games for Change Festival, June 18-20!
Register now before tickets are sold out: