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

Come Out & Play 2010 in Brooklyn

It Lurks in Gowanus
Solve the canals mystery before you're whacked.

Start Time: Pick up and play all weekend at the Lyceum
Location: Brookln Lyceum
# of players: 2-10
Duration: 1-2 hours

Project Seltzer has been studying a creature born from the pollution of the Gowanus Canal and now running amok in the streets. Your mission is to recapture the creature while avoiding all threats you may encounter along the way. Use your web enabled cell phone to guide you through an augmented reality adventure. Your team of 1-4 Agents will work together to solve the mystery. Just send an email to anytime from Friday June 4th 3pm to Sunday June 6th 8pm to get started!

Designers: Jan-Luc VanDamme, Andreas Hager
Jan-Luc VanDamme has worked in the film and the commercial world in NYC for the past decade. When he caught wind of alternate reality gaming, he began dreaming up new forms of interactive storytelling. This led to puppetmastering on an ARG for a web series, trying out lots of location based games, and the creation of the Crux Club.

Andreas Hager has produced films, fashion shows, and ARGs. He studied at Mimar Sinan Conservatory in Istanbul and at Oberlin College.?

Together they have formed The Crux Club and are committed to finding new forms of intelligent entertainment. The Crux Club is an entertainment company based out of Brooklyn that specializes in scavenger hunts, live game events and smart parties.