Submit to the 2011 Come Out & Play Field Day

26 Apr

This year Come Out & Play will be holding a Field Day of exciting new outdoor games on Governors Island in New York City on July 16. The Field Day is being run in partnership with the River to River Festival.

Located in New York harbor, a half mile from the southern tip of Manhattan, Governors Island boasts fields, bike paths, forts and complexes of old houses and barracks.

For the Field Day we will be looking for roughly 10-12 games outdoor games that can be played on Governors Island on July 16. Games can range from quick play social games to new sports to large-scale events. We will be grouping games together so players will be able to check out different games and try out as many different games as possible. Shorter and smaller games will be expected to run multiple times throughout the day to accommodate walk-up players.

All submissions are due by May 27.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis as they come in and letting designers know about acceptance as soon as possible.

As always we’re looking for new games that make interesting use of space and bring the fun outdoors.

The constraints:

  • Playable in public on Governors Island
  • Must be able to run Saturday, July 16

About Come Out & Play

Come Out & Play provides a forum for new types of street, mobile and location-based games.  We bring together players eager to explore the world around them, with designers interested in producing innovative new games and experiences.  Oh yeah, and we have city-sized fun.

About River to River Festival

The River To River Festival takes place each summer in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York – from Chambers Street down to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from river to river. A world-class performing arts festival with a broad sweep of programming and free admission, River to River aims to enhance the vitality of cultural life in Lower Manhattan, to support its economic and social health, and to generate new audiences for the arts of our city. By removing barriers to the experience of live arts by free admission and by presentation at popular, mostly outdoor, public venues, we aspire to attract diverse audiences. For more info on the festival see

Any questions, please email info (at) comeoutandplay (dot) org.

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