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Festival Activities

Music, Courtyard Games, eSports & More!

Now viewing Friday’s activities, Saturday’s activities can be found HERE and Thursday’s activities can be found HERE.

Friday Music

Chase Bethea
Friday, 12:30-1:30 pm / Courtyard
Live performance (duo) of his game soundtracks.

Chase has received many accolades throughout his career. In 2010, he won Best Music in Motion Graphic and Poetry Award. In 2013, Chase’s score from the successful flash Horror game, “I Can’t Escape” (developed by Fancy Fish Games) received an honorable mention in the Indie Game Magazine. His second soundtrack for the game “Cubic Climber” earned a Noteworthy on In 2016, Chase was nominated for Artists of the Year – Independent Composer by VGMO in the entire industry. Chase also signed publishing deals with Sumthing Else Music Works and Materia Collective. His music has been featured on multiple podcasts such as Pixelated Audio, Video Game Island, 8bitx Radio and streamed on Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and many more. The official video game soundtrack for the game Aground. Developed by Fancy Fish Games.

DJ Richard Lemarchand
Friday, 5:30-7 pm & 8-8:30 pm / Courtyard
DJing before and after the awards show.

Richard Lemarchand is a game designer (Uncharted, Gex, Soul Reaver) and a professor in the USC Games program, but most of all he likes to play records for game makers to dance and chill out to.

Friday Courtyard Games

Friday, 11 am – 6 pm

Mad Mixologist by ALT Games Lab @ UCSC
In the world of Mad Mixologist, two scientists set out to create the perfect drink. However, during their final experiment, an accident occurred and their vision became swapped. Now each mixologist can only see from the eyes of the other, and they must quickly work together to complete their ultimate drink before it is too late!

Red Flags by Capital W
Winner of the Immersive Critic’s Circle “Best Overall Immersive Work” award, RED FLAGS is a highly interactive theater experience for audiences of one-at-a-time. On this fictional first date, audiences meet and experience the character of Emma – a woman struggling to make sense of her life in Los Angeles. Over the course of their hour alone together, the audience member and Emma get to know one another intimately, discovering the misunderstandings and unexpected connections of a bad date.

Wizard’s Warehouse: The Magick of Retail by Salyh Industries, LLC
Wizard’s Warehouse is a fast-paced, immersive game for 2 to 4 players. At the start of the game each player is given a handheld barcode scanner. The group works as a team; their objective is to sell as many items as possible before time runs out.

Tetrahed Run by Wise Guys Events
A tic-tac-toe relay race game for 3 teams of 2+.

Pocket Snap by Pete Vigeant
Live Action Pocket Monster Snap
Think you’re the master of Instagram? Test your skills in a live version of the greatest photography video game ever made! Take as many quality photos of cute and unexpected characters as you can before time expires and have them judged live by Professor Elm. Can you become the Master Snapper? Brought to you through a partnership between Pete Vigeant and Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.
How it works: The game is a 1 minute competition to take the best pictures of beanie babies that are being “puppeted” through a decorated curtain. The pictures are judged on five points: Center/Size, Focus, Looking, No Hand, and Not Cut Off.

Awards Ceremony

Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm / Courtyard

All Friday Festival attendees are invited to join the audience and celebrate this years incredible games and talent!

Drop everything and jam. Occurs randomly across the Festival!

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