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A huge thanks from Come Out & Play!

26 Jul

Come Out & Play wants to send out a huge thanks to everyone who made the Come Out & Play Summer Series happen. This year represented a big change for us in how we bring games to players. We had everything from civic-minded games to old-fashioned water fights spread out over a whole month. It was all good fun.

First off we need to thank all of the designers who came and ran games. You guys provide the content that makes the festival fun. This year may have been the best crop of games we’ve seen yet. Thanks to:

Adam Nelson
Allen Hahn
Amy Rogers
Atmosphere Industries
Becky Kazansky
Brent Elmer
C4M & Mekensleep
Catherine Herdlick
Charles Amis
Charley Miller
David Fino
ESI Design
Gordon Dahlquist
Jamie Lin
Josh DeBonis
Lia Bulaong
Matt Parker
Mattia Romeo
Mehan Hoke
Nick Fortugno
Nien Lam
Nik Mikros
Nolgong
Play Rites Collective
Simon Evans
Simon Johnson
Slingshot Effect
Suzanne Kirkpatrick
Timorty Sweetser

Big thanks to all of the volunteers who staffed the series. You guys provide the spark that helps bring the games to life:

Alex Barrett
Andrew Lohmann
Bryant Salinas
Daniel Nagler
David Polinchock
Emmanuel Go
Ian Kwok
Ivan Pandoy
Joanie Kwok
Patrick Joa
Sydney Anne Marie Polinchock

Thanks to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for all their help in arranging permits and space for this year’s games. Massive props Andy Horowitz and Dorit Avganim for patiently listening and understanding all of the crazy events we wanted to run and then helping us make them happen.

Thanks to Games for Change for working with us on the Games for Change Real-World Challenge and funding the development of the winner. This partnership certainly produced an interesting, new approach to changing the world through games. Particular thanks to Asi Burak, Michelle Byrd, Ida Benedetto and Jeff Ramos.

See you all next year!

In the meantime, join us each month at Eyebeam for our monthly playtest series.