Thu Tran // Babycastles: A Retrospective [ SHOWPAPER gallery opening! ]
▒ This Friday ~ Babycastles: A Retrospective Opening Party
Nicholas Kuszyk just painted a cabinet!
BABYCASTLES: A Retrospective (October 8th - 17th)
Opens Friday, October 8th, 7pm - 11pm
GAMES: NIDDHOG (by Messhof), CANABALT (by Adam Atomic), BIT.TRIP RUNNER by (Gaijin Games), DECEPTIVE PLATFORMER (by Fish-Kabob), KILLJET (by Tristan Perich), ULTRAQUEST (by Marc Arenas)
with a DAS RACIST DJ Set, Juan Wauters from THE BEETS, and INTERNATIONAL TAPES playing music for the night.
BABYCASTLES: A Retrospective is an exhibition of 6 sidescrollers made in the last three years by independent game developers in New York City, Austin, TX, & California. Nidhogg (2010) by Mark Essen was commissioned by NYU Game Center for No Quarter gallery. Canabalt (2009) by Adam Atomic was an entry in Experimental Gameplay Project's Bare Minimum call for works. Deceptive Platformer (2010) by Fish-Kabob was Best Overall Game at the NYU Global Game Jam. KILLJET (2007) by Tristan Perich was a guerilla inclusion in Kokoromi's Gamma 256 party. Bit.Trip Runner (2010) by Gaijin Games is a music game in collaboration with New York band Anamanaguchi. UltraQuest (2008) by Marc Arenas was created for the first Babycastles exhibition at Death By Audio.
The arcade and gallery space is designed by Thu Tran (of IFC's FOOD PARTY), with art by Paul Koneazny & Brian Dun, and arcade cabinets by R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Andrew Ross & Tommy Coleman, Chris Mackris, Sto (of Cinders Gallery), Practical Wisdom, & Thu Tran!
I'm writing this from the back of a box truck I shouldn't be riding in at 4:17am on 42nd Street!
Thank you to so many people supporting us in so many ways,
including our 225 backers in our Kickstarter campaign,
an incredible anonymous donor, a donation matching program by IGN,
the best game-related night I've ever been to with Copenhagen Game Collective, and all the press and attention encouraging us to continue what we're doing.
After our opening, we'll get started on handling all the things we all want to send you in return for your support. I can't wait for the tshirts… For now, here's a video of some french tourists crashing our install at about 2AM from Hotel Helmsey across the street.
Kunal / Babycastles