Picnic & Pop-Up Play
Games, food, and foam! What more could you ask for? To celebrate the sense of creativity and community that comes from playfulness, we’re hosting a Community Picnic & Pop-Up Game Day on September 12, 2015 from 1 – 4 pm.
Join us on the lawn and in the galleries for an afternoon of play and picnic food with games designed by students from MICA’s Interactive Arts Department, and see an interactive performance by Scott Pennington, and meet the artists of of PLAY: Tinker, Tech, & Toy!
Nine students from MICA’s Interactive Game Department will showcase their original game designs and invite picnickers to challenge themselves and each other. Read below for a quick preview of the games you’ll get to play tomorrow!
Dre Brozak, Jacob Nemec, & Ash Turner
High Seas, High Stakes | All Ages
Compete in High Seas, High Stakes, an interactive team challenge of various ship and sea-themed mini-games.
Karen Chang & Cole Pritchard Mister Mart | All Ages
Use the Leap Motion controller and the Oculus Rift to enter the world of Mister Mart, a virtual reality game where you take on the role of a customer service representative at a bad grocery store.
Karen Chang & Cole Pritchard Circles | All Ages
Gather a team and challenge the Android Tablet in Circles, a live-action social game that will leave you tangled.
Mateo Marquez | Public Fantasies | All Ages
Create your own audio-visual adventure in Public Fantasies, an interactive installation using custom-built controllers.
James Jower, Hannah Schwartzkopf, & Oliver Griffiths
We Are All the Killers | Ages 16 +
Test your improve skills in We Are All the Killers, a high stakes ad-libbing game of socializing, collusion, and murder.
Scott Pennington | Pink and Blue Dilemma: The Foam Incident
Help clean up the ‘industrial waste’ (bubbles) of Scott Pennington’s Pink and Blue Dilemma: The Foam Incident, a participatory performance that will leave you and your friends ‘radioactive’ (clean).
Performances at 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, & 3:15 pm.