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Tribeca Games Festival

The first ever Tribeca Games Festival will be kicking off on April 28-29 and is being coordinated by Tribeca Games and Kill Screen. The festival will highlight the intersection of video games, art, storytelling and film and will take place during this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Alongside talks with some of gaming's most popular designers, the festival will kick off on April 28 with an opening night concert by music producer and electronic artist Mura Masa.

Event: Tribeca Games Festival

Location: Spring Studios (50 Varick Street)

Date: April 28 & 29; April 28 opening night will be from 7pm-10pm, while panels will occur 10am-10pm on April 29

Price: $30-$70

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Artists and Speakers: Mura Masa will be headlining the opening night concert on April 28, while the following day will feature keynote conversations from visionary games designers Hideo Kojima, Ken Levine and Sam Lake. 


10:00 - 10:50am

  • Retro Active with Davey Wreden (The Stanley Parable) and John Watson (The Banner Saga)

  • Moderated by Chris Grant (Polygon)

11:00 - 11:50am

  • 25th Anniversary of The Lawnmower Man + The Past, Present & Future of VR with director Brett Leonard, Jessica Brillhart (Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google)

  • Moderated by Alex Goldman (Gimlet Media)

12:00 - 12:50pm

  • Retro Active with Jonathan Morin (Watchdogs 2)

  • Moderated by Matt Thompson (The Atlantic)

2:30 - 3:20pm

  • Retro Active with Sean Vanaman (Firewatch)

  • Moderated by Jamin Warren (Kill Screen)

3:30 - 4:20pm

  • Achievement Oriented podcast with Michael Chu (Overwatch) and Kiki Wolfkill (Halo)

  • Hosted by Ben Lindbergh and Jason Conception (The Ringer)

4:30 - 5:20pm

  • Keynote with Sam Lake (Max Payne, Alan Wake) and Neil Burger (Limitless)

  • Moderated by Chris Suellentrop (Glixel)

5:30 - 6:20pm

  • Keynote with Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear, Kojima Productions)

  • Moderated by Geoff Keighley

6:30 - 7:20pm

  • Keynote with Ken Levine (Bioshock) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow)

  • Moderated by Clive Thompson (WIRED)

More information on the Tribeca Games Festival...

Sitting at the intersection of games, entertainment, and culture, the festival will include behind-the-scenes looks back at some of the most fascinating games of the past year, and conversations with cultural leaders and game industry insiders, including a conversation with legendary game creator, Hideo Kojima. The inaugural Tribeca Games Festival will take place April 28-29 during the Tribeca Film Festival at The Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios.

The festival will kick off on Friday April 28 with the New York premiere of Telltale Games’ first-ever crowd play of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale series, Episode 1 and a concert headlined by British electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa.

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