Two Cities, Two Shows, Part One: NYC & NYU (From The Attract Mode Archive: #053)

by Matthew Edward Hawkins

The following post originally appeared on attractmo.de, on April 25, 2013.

This is it; the next two weeks are going to be, without question, some of the craziest of times for Attract Mode. As well as some of the awesomest. For those who haven’t been keeping track, we’ve got two different shows happening in two different cities, and all less than a week apart! Let’s concentrate on the first of the two, shall we?

As previously noted, next Friday marks Attract Mode’s long-awaited return to New York City, as we take part in this year’s No Quarter, the NYU Game Center’s yearly exhibition of commissioned work from established and emerging independent developers, who have all been challenged to create games for a social, gallery setting.

It also marks the first step of the newfound NYU Game Center X Attract Mode initiative; at the very top is Mark Essen’s Nidhogg, which has been mesmerizingly depicted by the one and only Hamlet Machine. As also previously stated, five artists in total have been asked to interpret and immortalize five past No Quarter games. Here are the rest…

Noah Sasso’s BaraBariBall, by Kyle Fewell:

Ramiro Corbetta’s Hokra, by Jovo Ve:

Robin Arnott’s Deep Sea, by Steve Courtney:

Matt Parker’s Recurse, by Rachel Morris:

Prints of each will be available at the event, but in extremely limited quantities. Any that remain will be sold via the Attract Mode shop afterwards, though the likelihood of anything being left over will be slim, so try your best to make it out next Friday night!

Not only will you be able to admire all the fine art in person, the way they were intended (a few of the artists will also be present), but there’s also games to be played. The latest from Bennett Foddy, Sophie Houlden, Matthew LoPresti, Nik Mikros, and Josh DeBonis to be precise. Plus there will be plenty of beer on hand, thanks to Brooklyn Brewery, who is sponsoring the event!

The 4th Annual No Quarter exhibition will take place on Friday, May 3rd at 7pm, at the NYU Game Center. The exact location is the Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway on the 9th floor, in the heart of NYU country, Manhattan.

The event is free and open to the public. Please be sure to RSVP here. BTW, here’s the obligatory Facebook event page for those who use FB to keep track of happenings.

And after that, less than one week later, is show #2, in Toronto, Canada

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