BABYCASTLES presents ‘INNOVATIVE LEISURE: NEW ATARI GAMES’, curated by IAN BOGOST. Opening of a new art games arcade at the all-ages music venue Death By Audio, showcasing the works of local & independent game developers. November 13, 2011
01:30 People playing the games!
18:30 Talk from Ian Bogost moderated by Jesse Fuchs
49:35 Talk from Sonny Rae Tempest moderated by Ian Bogost
CALM, MUTE, MOVING by SONNIE RAY TEMPEST
Atari Game Poem, played using a breath-controlled cigarette controller.
HALO 2600 by ED FRIES
Halo 2600 is a new game for the (very old) Atari 2600 game console written by Ed Fries, former vice president of game publishing at Microsoft.
KITE by SIMON QUERNHOST
The game is dedicated to and supported by the german kite company ELLIOT. The game was released for Atari 2600 in 2009, as a limited edition of 35 copies.
Dr. Ian Bogost is Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (where he is also Director of the Graduate Program in Digital Media) and Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC. His research and writing considers videogames as an expressive medium, and his creative practice focuses on political games and artgames. Bogost is author or co-author of many books, including Unit Operations, Persuasive Games, Racing the Beam, Newsgames, How To Do Things with Videogames and the forthcoming Alien Phenomenology. Bogost’s videogames cover topics as varied as airport security, disaffected workers, the petroleum industry, suburban errands, and tort reform. His games have been played by millions of people and exhibited internationally. His most recent game, A Slow Year, a collection of game poems for Atari, won the Vanguard and Virtuoso awards at the 2010 Indiecade Festival