Hear about the new game from the creators of horse_ebooks and Pronunciation Book, an industry giant who’s been at the head of Atari, Sony, and Sega, and finish out the semester with a free game jam with Code Liberation!

  • Tuesday, December 3rd, 7pm – Synydyne
  • Wednesday, December 4th, 7pm – Bernard Stolar
  • Thursday, December 5th, 5pm – Final Playtest Thursday of the Semester!
  • Friday-Sunday, December 6th-8th – Code Liberation x NYU Game Center Game Jam


December 3, 7pm
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

What can games learn from the imitation of form?

Tom Bender and Jacob Bakkila, the creators of horse_ebooks, Pronunciation Book, and a newly launched full motion video alternate reality game,Bear Stearns Bravo, will be here to discuss what sets their work apart from traditional ARGs and video projects. Hear about their approach of “imitation of form” and how this informs their creation of interactive, performance, and conceptual art pieces.

To play a sample of Bear Stearns Bravo, visit http://www.bearstearnsbravo.com/.

This event is free and open to the public.

Bernard Stolar
December 4, 7pm
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

As head of Atari’s home divison, Vice President of Sony during the Playstation release, and President of Sega during the Dreamcast era, Bernard Stolar has been at the helm of some of the biggest console releases in North America. Hear about some of the most important phases in video game history from Bernard’s unique position at the head of an industry.

This event is free and open to the public.
Final Playtest Thursday of the Semester!
Thursday, December 5th, 5pm
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

We need your smart critique for playtesting! Come play digital, non-digital, and physical games that our MFA and undergrad students are currently developing. Our design classes are heading into their final projects, and our students would love input from all kinds playtesters regardless if your a seasoned designer or have no design experience at all!

If you have your own game, feel free to also bring it in to playtest! Give critique, get critique, and play some great games!

Code Liberation x NYU Game Center Game Jam
Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

Come make a game with us and Code Liberation! In forty-eight hours, you can learn to code, design a game, and meet some new friends! The jam is open to anyone who identifies as a woman- from all walks of life and coding skill levels.

Code Liberation is an organization that offers free development workshops in order to facilitate the creation of video game titles by women.

To see some of the amazing games made at the last Code Liberation Jam check out these previews of “Beacon” and “Therapy Sesh”. Both games were made by designers with little to no previous coding experience and completed in under forty-eight hours.

If you’ve never used Unity before or just want to brush up on your Unity skills, there are two days of totally free Unity 2D mobile classes leading up to the jam on December 4th and 5th at 6:30pm!

For more information on how to RSVP for the classes and jam, visit the Code Liberation site or follow them on Twitter.