It seems the "Games as Art" debate is over, as New York City's Museum of Modern Art is co-hosting a game-centric event later this month with haute gaming mag Kill Screen
. Titled "Arcade," the one-night soiree on July 27 features several great indie games (Bit.Trip Beat
, and "a new motion-based Kinect project" from current Harmonix employees Ryan Challinor and Matt Boch, as seen here
). The games will be playable throughout various parts of the museum, including the MoMA's gorgeous sculpture garden. That's where we'll be hanging out, in case that wasn't clear.
You may be wondering how the folks at Kill Screen finagled a gaming night at one of the world's most famous art museums, and we were too. It turns out that the event is part of MoMA's "Talk to Me" exhibit
, which explores "the communication between people and objects." Video games seem like a perfect fit, no?
If the incredible location and selection of great games weren't enough to convince you, tickets are just $16 in advance
and $20 at the door, which entitles you to "an exclusive viewing, a cocktail reception, a tote bag," as well as the aforementioned opportunity to play games at the MoMA. We'll also be there in our sharpest outfit handing out exaggerated high fives, so keep an eye out!
This post originally pegged Ryan Challinor and Matt Boch as former Harmonix employees, when in fact they are both still employed at the studio. Sorry guys!