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Tuesday 04/22/20144:45pm-5:45pm - NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts
Pitch Event

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An onstage pitch session will give a select few games-in-development the chance to make their case to top funders from the worlds of industry, foundation, government and private equity — and the audience will get the inside scoop on what just might be the next best games for change.

Pitch Event Judges: Phil Ashcroft, BAFTA (L.A.), Itzik Ben-Bassat, Angel Investor; Michelle Byrd, Run It By Byrd; Tom Giardino, Valve Corporation; Greg Keiser, Robin Hood Foundation; Marc Ruppel, National Endowment for the Humanities; Ken Weber, Zynga.org

CyberRun, a fast-paced, multi-level, action-puzzle game designed to teach internet literacy. The game uses exploration, narrative and rewards to introduce the inherent risks of internet use and teach players to safely navigate complex issues of Internet security and privacy, digital hygiene and online networking and advocacy.

Nevermind, a biofeedback-enhanced adventure horror game that takes you into the dark and twisted world with the subconscious of trauma victims.

Off Grid. There are dark and greedy forces creeping into our everyday lives. Civil liberties and the internet as we know it is under threat. This is the world we live in…Off Grid is a cross between a political thriller and a dark comedy, married with traditional 3rd person stealth game-play.

Our City is a city-building Facebook game to be piloted in Jordan focusing on using the power of serious social games for civic learning and youth engagement. Players will gain civic knowledge and skills that will guide them on how to apply what they learning in their digital and real-world communities.