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marhaba! i made a game!!! 

it’s called Being and it’s a short, abstract, adventure-horror game about the Palestinian lived experience through a future lens. it’s gonna be in a show opening @ Babycastles tomorrow – called Over The Rainbow – that’s a collaboration with Art Palestine International showcasing Palestinian art, sprouting from a dedication to rejuvenation after the infamous attacks on Gaza during the summer of 2014. while i worked on curating and putting together the show, Being is my personal contribution to the collection + is a short exploration of my thoughts on the spectrum of emotions and trials that come with living in the Palestinian diaspora.

Over The Rainbow will be open @ Babycastles from march 16th-april 17th. (gallery hours are M-F 12-5!) //  the opening is tomorrow evening from 5-8pm so if you’re around nyc come hang!!! i may put the game up for download after the show??? i will keep y’all updated! 

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We’re back with some more information about our Art Video Games in China curation at the Ace Hotel!

Games: Fish by Yi Wang, The Well by Peng Bi Tao, Cloudland by Huang Tianxiao, Mad World by Buran Deng

Curator: Bryan Ma with assistance from Amanda Chung, Wesley Bao

Opening: March 6th 6-8PM (free! all ages!)

Dates: March 6th - 31st

Location: The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York, 20 W29th Street, New York NY 10001

Invitation design for Jerry Paper’s Nacho Residency

Jerry Paper X Babycastles Residency w/ Bonus Nacho Residency (BNR) by Noah Wall, CEO of the Nacho Research Center. The Nacho Research Center (NRC) is dedicated to the exploration and expansion of “nacho.” Through heated Platonic discussion and experiments in form and flavor, the NRC has made great progress in developing a deeper understanding of Nacho Form™. This “Nacho Residency” focuses on translating common dishes into nachos. By sharing our great work and making the research public, we hope to further awareness of the constantly shifting Nachoscape™.

So I participated in a 48 hour game jam (like a 48 hour film fest, you get 2 days to make a game from start to finish based on a theme) this weekend at the Parson’s School of Design at the New School and co-hosted by the Babycastles folks and…

My super weird game won the Jury’s Grand Prize award!!

I’ll post more info on the game later, but for now bask in the glory of this awesome prize with me: A copy of We <3 Katamari signed and doodled on by Katamari and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi. 

Takahashi is one of my favorite game designers, so this is now one of the most special things I own. 

We’re excited to announce a month-long pop-up arcade at the Ace Hotel!

The Armory Show partnered with the Ace Hotel to put together a free, open to the public installation and we are so excited to have been invited to be a part of this. The exhibit is called Art Video Games in China and was curated by our friend Brian Ma. We’ll be bringing our arcade cabinets of course, and maybe some other stuff too?? We’ll definitely keep you updated in the time leading up to the show.

Dates: March 6-31 2014

Location: The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York, 20 W 29th Street, New York NY 10001

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Ten glorious minutes of Knife City at Babycastles last night. Best thing ever? Yes.

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“Basically, you couldn’t be in New York and part of games. You had to choose one or the other. A lot of my friends left. I ended up trying to push this idea of independent gaming in New York…a lot of city game cultures started to take root, and [we] wanted to be part of it.”

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Bomb the Music Industry-Everybody that you love (Live at Babycastles!)

Ps, you can totally see me right in the middle, towards the end of the video!

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A short documentary about Babycastles, an independent video game collective in NYC.