Our 2018 arcade hosted a variety of games from around the world.
after HOURS is a vignette, FMV game, that allows players a glimpse into the life of Lilith Gray – a young woman who was molested as a child and suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder as a result. By spending a night alone with Lilith in her bedroom and subsequently, her head, players learn Lilith’s story by adopting a double gaze: that of the player witnessing Lilith’s story and piecing together why she behaves and responds as she does and to an extent, the gaze of Lilith herself. This is achieved by having access to the voices in her head and the thoughts that respond to those voices. Hand drawn animations over the film serve to provide a more visceral experience of the game.
Becker Derby is an intergalatic one touch homerun derby to go featuring Becker College's one and only Hank the Hawk. Players are tasked with enduring gravity bent pitches, crowds of SEEGull agents, and fighting against a dark dimensional force only known as the Void.
Red Limes Games
Once upon a time... There lived a dragon. It was very strong but very lonely. To rid itself of loneliness, the dragon kidnapped a single Prince from a neighboring kingdom and held him in a tower. This prince gave the Dragon great happiness and in time became its most guarded treasure. Although the Prince was miserable and although the dragon did not like this misery, it couldn't help itself from wanting more treasures. So it took another prince. And another. The land can no longer turn a blind eye, and three princesses from bystander kingdoms have left on a quest to retrieve the lost Princes. Now the dragon must find a way to protect its hoard...
Romance your swords! Capture the hearts of weapons to level them up in this “shack-and-slash” dungeon crawling adventure.
A very roguelike platformer based on emergent interactions and quick thinking.
Cede is an Action RPG modernized by a unique mechanic called "Combat Farming". Enter Wastelands, burst monsters into seeds becoming vegetation, nurture sprouts into combative vegetation, and farm these defender or supporter plants to lead your team into victory against swarms of enemies.
Pretty Smart Games
Code Romantic is a computer science puzzle game wrapped in a sci-fi love story. Join the Human Defense Department's last ditch effort to save the world by: teaching the brightest students in the nation how to hack and scramble the brains of the enemy. Follow the journey of Mina Lovelace as she seeks to prove herself worthy of following in her mother's footsteps, and tries not to embarrass herself in front of her childhood crush in the process! No prior programming experience is necessary; we use real code to teach you roughly the equivalent of an entry level computer science course.
Discord Duels is a text based Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game that you can play straight from the comfort of your own discord server.
Doodle Studio 95
DOODLE STUDIO 95 is a FUN drawing and animation tool for Unity. Doodle an animation without leaving the Editor and turn your drawings into sprites, UI elements, particles or textures, with a single click.
EXPOSURE, a game of camouflage
The Sheep's Meow
You are a tiny creature in a dangerous world. Lead your defenseless children to safety. Adapt to new predators each level … until you evolve into a different species. Survive in an evolving environment by morphing between light & dark forms to camouflage from your predators. But be careful: you won’t be able to see yourself either. Lose the ability to see where you are, and learn to feel & know where you’re going.
Final Spike is a two-player local multiplayer game based on a classic staple of the Summer Olympic Games--beach volleyball. Players compete against each other to see who can score the most points, using sets, slides, spikes, fastfalls, and the powerful Final Spike technique to take whatever advantage they can get to win!
Here's How It Happened
Team Murder Squad
Here's How It Happened is a social, storytelling card game in which a group of friends have been accused of murder! Tell the most convincing cover up story to prove yourself innocent by any means necessary, even if it means throwing your friends under the bus! But you would never ACTUALLY throw someone under a bus, because you're not a murderer..... right?
Museum Multiverse VR
Made in Brooklyn Games
Museum Multiverse is a virtual reality puzzle platformer. This 3rd person experience chronicles the adventures of a child that has mysteriously awoken in an abandoned museum. He must traverse the various worlds that exist within the art pieces within the depths of the cursed museum in order to find a way to escape. The museum has been abandoned and sealed off, a microcosm of society's diminished view of minority artists, and history's selective amnesia toward contributions of people of color.
NYU Game Center, A Memoir Blue
Shelley Chen and Kevin Zeng
A Memoir Blue is a single player magical realist narrative told through the transformative movement of water. Players solve dreamlike click-and-drag interactions that bend reality as they help Miriam relive a mysterious journey she took with her mother and uncover emotions long buried beneath the shifting waves of time.
NYU Game Center, Anyball
Inspired by games kids make up on the fly, Anyball is a multiplayer game about procedurally generated sports. Each round is made of random rules that are created and combined together. Every rule draws from a huge pool of sports and toy objects which are used in the competition. Players know that they have to score points but not necessarily how to, so the main activity is exploring the rules and figuring out the objectives.
NYU Game Center, Omino
Ben Costrell, Chris Williams, Edanur Kuntman, Jack Schlesinger
Omino is a digital board game that delivers a condensed and potent strategy game experience in 4 minutes. In Omino players place tetrominoes to pave their way across the map using them to claim territory, defend, boost their economies, or all three at once!
NYU Game Center, Stress Express
Stress Express is a humorous party game that mimics a busy, overworked, and overwhelmed modern lifestyle. It’s a 2 to 8 players game where players compete with each other to complete the most tasks while laughing upon the absurdity of a chaotic life.
Neon Krieger Yamato
Relive the arcade era! Select from 8 unique characters and brawl your way to victory in Neon Krieger Yamato - solo or with a friend! A genre mashup of Japanese 90s gaming, its goal is to capture a mix of stylish combos, sidescrolling action, and twitch combat puzzles, presented in a pixel art cyberpunk world harkening to the days of 16 bit.
Objectif is a social game that facilitates dialogue about the relationship between race, gender, and standards of beauty. Each round, players compete to place the most attractive card according to a judge. The judge must explain their reason for choosing one person over the others, giving players an opportunity to influence, argue, and persuade their way to victory. Objectif is a response to the Psychology Today article “Why Black Women Are Less Physically Attractive Than Other Races?"
Robot Island Prologue
Robot Island Prologue is a narrative-driven game where you play as a robotic flight attendant on an interstellar transport, meeting your newly assigned pilot for the very first time. Together, you go on a lonely mission to a distant planet.
Saturday Morning Games - The Card Game
Saturday Morning Games
Saturday Morning Games is a battle card game based off of popular Saturday Morning Cartoons! Fight over random weapons, with popular characters from multiple shows and conquer your opponent by winning all of their bowls of cereal!
Skate & Date
Skate and Date is a roller derby rhythm ga(y)me where your rhythm game stats can affect the story.
Share your hopes, insecurities, and favourite albums as you navigate an online friendship between two teenagers living in 2005 Hong Kong. so obscure; is a visual novel about high school, cultural identity, and honesty, played through a series of chat conversations.
Solace State is a 3D visual novel set in near-future surveillance state, where hacking identities can mean the difference between unifying resistance or enacting reluctant acceptance of an unjust fate. As Chloe, an activist whose hacking affects psychological perception, the player reads story text that is embedded into the 3D environment, negotiate and engage with characters, and make choices that impact the game’s final outcome. From nebulous secrets to coming-of-age friendships and romances, there are no easy answers on the path to build hope and righting past wounds.
SwimSanity! is a 4-player, underwater party shooter that allows you to control a Mooba, an aquatic hero. Moobas can use a variety of different power ups and weapons but most importantly when fully powered up they can “Unleash SwimSanity” - a powerful super move with devastating effects.
The Last Stop
ota & z04
The Last Stop is a Chinese-Filipino inspired Point & Click 2D Adventure Game about a college student, Christopher “Kit” Chen. After a quick nap on the train, Kit finds himself stranded on Orez Island with no money to get back home. Luckily, the island is populated with some unique residents…
The Ultimate Clap Back
Mot & Dot LLC
The Ultimate Clap Back is a fast-paced game of wordplay. With just the right amount of sarcasm, snark, and shade, this game is bound to shock and keep you laughing for hours!
Xob is a puzzle game about being a box. It rocks and sometimes it talks. Occasionally to an ox but mostly to a fox.
A charming arcade shooter about cubes going banana picking.
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