The Come Out and Play Festival is a street games fesitval dedicated to exploring new styles of games and play.

Come Out & Play 2009 in New York

The Controller whispering in your ear, only one of you three can win, act accordingly.

Start Time: Sunday June 13 at 1-3 PM
Location: Times Square, Exact Location TBA
# of players: 3
Duration: 12 minutes. Multiple rounds will be played.
Designers: Tassos Stevens & Tom Haines (Coney). With music by The London Snorkelling Team

Three agents are each given an earpiece and must press play simultaneously. Twelve minutes later, only one of you will win. In between, the Controller will voice instructions to each of you as you try to work out the rules of this little game and exactly how you'll win a future in the agency. You may find yourself making new friends, making conversation, even dancing. Whatever it takes to play.

The Rules
The Controller will tell you everything you need to know.

Bio: Tassos Stevens & Tom Haines (Coney). With music by The London Snorkelling Team
Tassos Stevens is a runner in Coney. He's a game-designer, theatre-maker and has a doctorate in Psychology (

Tom Haines is a dab hand on a cocktail drum, a qualified marine navigator, and half of Brains and Hunch (

The Controller is voiced by Gemma Saunders.

Earpiece was developed by Coney and through playtesting in two Hide & Seek Sandpits. "excellent! subtle, peculiar, engaging" - Sandpit player

Coney ( is an agency of adventure and play. Coney designed People-Watching for COaP Amsterdam 07 and have made adventures for the likes of the National Theatre, the Science Museum, BBC, LIFT, Metal and BAC - where they are supported artists - and an ARG for publishers Hodder & Stoughton in 2007. Upcoming stuff includes A Small Town Anywhere at BAC in the autumn, and projects in Edinburgh, Paris and Dublin amongst others before then.

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