Play Interactive Games by ESI Design and Many Other Game Designers at Come Out & Play New York

Posted July 6, 2017

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ESI Design is excited to participate in the Come Out & Play Festival New York and be lead partner for Family Day on July 22. If you haven’t yet heard of Come Out & Play, this annual celebration of urban gaming brings people together through competitive live action games and, not to mention, it is free to attend! More information about the festival can be found here.

Read on to hear about the fun we have planned.

Come Out & Play After Dark

The 2017 Festival kicks off with Come Out & Play After Dark, an evening of night games, on Friday, July 21st in DUMBO, Brooklyn. After Dark transforms the Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza and the surrounding neighborhood into a giant arcade through a mixture of social party games, large physical video games, and wild new street games. Some games use new technology like smartphones, while others rely on old-fashioned tech like rubber balls – but they all offer new ways to play and have fun. From small indoor games to outdoor public spectacles, After Dark turns your Friday night into a playful adventure.

What to Play at After Dark

  • Lost in Time: Players use a smartphone app to role play as crack journalists and track down all-American poet Walt Whitman, who has become unstuck in time and lost in DUMBO. It’s a live-action, interactive story that weaves together DUMBO’s past and present. Created by ESI Design.
  • More games created by Playmatics, Pete Vigeant & The Completely Surrounded, Gigantic Mechanic, and others.

Come Out and Play After Dark Event Details

When: Friday, July 21st, 2017 from 7pm-10:30pm
Where: DUMBO, Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza (across from 155 Water St.)
Cost: FREE – No tickets or reservations required



Come Out & Play Family Day

On Saturday, July 22nd, Come Out & Play Family Day will take over Nolan Park on Governors Island for a day full of original family-friendly games, designed specifically for families and children of all ages (including teens and child-at-heart adults). Family Day is brought to the festival by ESI Design, with original games designed by ESI and other game designers. All games will connect together with a fun storyline about Time Travel – complete with an official Time Travel Agency, games throughout time, postcards to the future, and imminent threats to the space-time continuum.

What to play at Family Day

  • Revenge of the Third Rail: Millions use the NYC subway system every year, but they are just passing through. What about the full-time residents of the subway system? Now’s your chance to identify with some of the most hated, lowly, and misunderstood creatures of NYC — subway rats! Collect as many tossed-away treats as possible, avoid the train, and survive at all costs! Created by ESI Design.
  • Tough Bubbler: Think you’re tough? How fast can you run, bounce, and roll through a wacky obstacle course — while inside a giant bubble? It’s the bubbliest event on the planet! Created by ESI Design.
  • More games created by Gigantic Mechanic, Pete Vigeant & The Completely Surrounded, Come Out & Play Jam, and others.

Come Out and Play Family Day Event Details

When: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 11am-4pm
Where: Governors Island, Nolan Park
Cost: FREE – No tickets or reservations required


Swing by one of the events in the Come Out & Play Festival and say hi to our team – we hope to see you there!

Tarley Jordan

Tarley is the studio’s Associate / Marketing and Communications Director and writes about interesting happenings across the studio and the world of experience design.

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