Tune in to the future of games!
Hosted by NYU Game Center faculty, this two hour talk show will feature a series of interviews with the game makers of the NYU Game Center Class of 2022! Hear from a selection of MFA Thesis and BFA Capstone work, and see trailers, gameplay videos, and learn about each project’s inspiration, development, and future.
This live stream show is free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary. Come hang out in the chat and send some congrats to the Class of 2022!
This year, we’ll also thrilled to be once again hosting our annual in-person Showcase on Friday evening, May 20. For more info on the Friday Showcase, head to this page.
5:00pm MFA THESIS BLOCK 1 – HOSTED BY SHARANG BISWAS
Watan by Walid Raouda, Beau McGhee -Watan is a Live Action Role Playing Game where you embody politicians in a fictional Middle Eastern country through a civil war. Take control of four major political parties and make large scale decisions in an attempt to rebuild.
HamstAR by The Hamster Company – Francys Dong, Jumo Yang, Kelly Wang – HamstAR is an AR interactive experience designed for mobile platforms, featuring a digital hamster who can accompany and interact with users both digitally on the phone and physically via a hardware equipped on player’s hand.
pondlife: discone (a videogame) by pondlife – ty cobb, mut moochi, ali lim, Francisco “Mo” Osvaldo Rojo-Ilvento – run & jump around a giant imponderable world with affecting characters at first alone in pondlife: discóne (a videogame)
5:30pm BFA CAPSTONE BLOCK 1 – HOSTED BY CHARLES PRATT
Ritual Night by Outfox Games – Allison Chen, John Eblahan, Mike Zhang, Peter Seo, Steve Hu – Ritual Night is a social deduction game with no player elimination. Monsters have been invited to an exclusive party, and their goal is to complete rituals to gain game-changing effects while also trying to figure out who are the humans among them trying to sabotage their goal.
Kinship by GopherCore – Nate Smith, Finn Carney, Alekai McAdam, Zachary Stephens, Axel Kazis-Taylor, Eliot Eisner, Asha Berry, Morhan Yang, Nancy Wang – A VR Delivery Sim about delivering mutual aid aboard a sentient ship driving through the aftermath of a climate apocalypse.
6:00pm MFA THESIS BLOCK 2 – HOSTED BY WINNIE SONG
Half Billion Knots by Julian Spinelli – You are a deep space probe sailing the anti-matter winds. The next target, a black hole. Your task is simple, explore beyond the event horizon, find what lies where light can’t escape and record it for posterity.
Sound & Shoal by George Still – Sound & Shoal is a first-person single player narrative-driven game for those interested in new ways of engaging with stories. Steeped in magical realism, the game’s story revolves around the protagonist’s alchemical journey as they help a street preacher get across town, contextualized by descriptions of the months leading up to my brother’s passing.
Ponch: Cyberspace Investigator by Jude Pinto, Jay Guisao, Kaitlin McLain – Ponch: Cyberspace Investigator is a lesbian cybernoir detective game set in the depraved virtual metropolis of CITYB. Play as Ponch, a private eye down on her luck who interrogates—and even hacks the minds of—VIPs to get to the bottom of a nefarious conspiracy.
6:30pm BFA CAPSTONE BLOCK 2 – HOSTED BY SHAWN PIERRE
What Comes Before by Arcade Therapists & Afterlife Pirates – Brydon Yao, Cara Outar, Geneva Heyward, Miles Rosenthal, Philip Park, Ronojoy Mitra – Reflect on your memories through an elevator ride to the afterlife.
Vanishing Point by Andrew DiVittorio, Drew Caines, Gabrielle Dias, Justin Vo, Sam Blake, Santiago Fernandez, Sawyer Smith, and Siena Sockel, with help from Adi Dahlke, Donovan Robinson, Gabe Grow, Jeff Atwood, McKenzie Atwood – Play as a virtual assistant called Echo in Vanishing Point. Explore the Agave Recovery Wizard and recover files by navigating through mind-bending puzzles that blend two- and three-dimensional space.
frog golf by team bumblefriction – ethan z, stephanie f, euris a, matthew z – tired of games where they don’t let you play mini golf as a frog? not even once? yeah, we were too.