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NYPLarcade Teen: Local Multiplayer Games

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NYPLarcade Teen is an opportunity for teens to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games. Our second series at Muhlenberg Library focuses on the rise of local multiplayer games.

As social networks, mobile devices, and always-online consoles have popularized gaming virtually with others, there has recently been a movement towards designing games which rely on face-to-face interaction.

This series will highlight recent, independent titles which embody this growing trend, from the irreverent, party atmosphere of B.U.T.T.O.N. (inspired by Bernie De Koven and the New Games Movement) to the Esports minimalism of Nidhogg.

All events listed take place in the community room of the Muhlenberg Library and begin at 3:30 p.m. For ages 12 to 18.

DATEGAMEDEVELOPER/PUBLISHER
Jan 7, 2014B.U.T.T.O.N.Copenhagen Game Collective
Jan 14, 2014TennnesJan Willhem Nijman
Jan 21, 2014DivekickIron Galaxy Studios
Jan 28, 2014There Shall Be LancingSophie Houlden
Feb 4, 2014JamestownFinal Form Games
Feb 11, 2014TowerFallMatt Thorson
Feb 18, 2014Gib GodsUSC Games
Feb 25, 2014NidhoggMesshof
March 11, 2014Monaco: What's Yours Is MinePocketwatch Games
March 18, 2014Foiled!Gabe Cuzzillo
Aaron Taecker-Wyss
March 25, 2014KompendiumMichael Brough
April 1, 2014Field-1Maxim Kolbowski-Frampton
Dylan McKenzie
Aaron Freedman
Shervin Ghazazani
April 8, 2014Gentlemen!Lucky Frame
April 15, 2014Samurai GunnTeknopants

Please feel free to contact Thomas Knowlton at thomasknowlton@nypl.org if you have any questions. You can also friend NYPLarcade on Playfire and Steam.

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