7 Train Game Jam

trainmafia(Photo by Lia Bulaong)

Hey NYC!

Do you like games? How about trains? How about games played on trains?!

Together with the fine folks at Come Out & Play, we’re co-organizing a small game jam to make simple “Big Games” / folk games to be played on the NYC subway.

What: Games on trains!
When: Sunday, Nov 24, Noon
Where: Meet on Times Square 7 train platform
Who: You and other fun people!
Why: Games on trains! Delicious food in Flushing!

Event is free, but space is very limited – sign up here.

The jam is open to anyone – game design newbies and veterans welcome alike!

More info below.

The plan is to take the 7 train out to Flushing, brainstorm games, get delicious Chinese food, then play some of those games on the way back to Manhattan.

(Note: we’re going to make a restaurant reservation, order family style, and split the bill – about $20 each. Bring cash.)

We’re going to open up ~20 spots total, to keep things manageable. If this works out, we’ll hopefully help organize larger/similar events in the future.

Sign up here.

The 7 Train Game Jam was inspired by this upcoming Train Jam, as well as my own 2009 train game Train Mafia. We imagine we’ll jam on mostly non-digital games, but we’re open to any ideas! For inspiration check out some other train games, including this 2008 Come Out & Play classic.

Hope to see you there!

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