WSU VANCOUVER EXHIBIT CELEBRATES INDEPENDENT VIDEO GAMES
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture Program presents "Game Changers: Reinventing Storytelling Through Video Games" 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 4 – 26 at the Red Lion Inn at the Quay, 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver. The exhibit and related events are free and open to the public.
Organized by CMDC students and faculty members, the exhibit features more than 30 indie video games. Independent game developers have impacted the assumptions of traditional storytelling and reinvented the way narrative games are played. The exhibit explores video game genres, aesthetics, perspectives, platforms and development methods.
A kick-off party will take place from 5:30 – 9 p.m. March 5. The party will feature Portland’s geek band, The Doubleclicks; a performance of "Artemis Spaceship Simulator," a game set on the bridge of "Star Trek's" Starship Enterprise; and the "Church of Robotron," an interactive game installation involving lasers, LED lights and competitive game play. Other events scheduled during the month-long exhibit include a Unity Roadshow, an indie game show and tell, a double-feature movie screening of "Indie Game: The Movie," and "Atari: Game Over," and video game competitions featuring "Castle Crashers," "Runbow" and "Rocket League."
For more information, visit the show website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the action on Twitter at @GameChangersVan and on Instagram at @game_changers_show.
Dene Grigar, Digital Technology and Culture program, 360-546-9487, email@example.com
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