Yearly Archives: 2013

Friday Games: Going, Going, GONE!

Going Going GONE box

This Friday, we have guest developer and friend of the Lab Scott Nicholson, here to talk to us about his recently published board game, Going, Going, GONE! “Can you keep your cool while bids are rising? Join Scott Nicholson, director

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Friday Games: For The Records

This Friday, we will be playing four games from DePaul University about mental health with our an old friend of the lab, Doris Rusch! We’ll start at 4pm ET in MIT room 26-153 as usual. You can also watch online

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Friday Games: Super Mario 3D World

This Friday, strap on your catsuit, and come on down for the four-player experience of Nintendo’s latest Mario game, Super Mario 3D World! We’ll be continuing our series of multiplayer game sessions this Friday at 4pm ET in MIT room

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Friday Games: Foiled

This Friday, we’ll be playing Foiled, a competitive two-player fencing game developed by Gabe Cuzzillo and Aaron Taecker-Wyss! We will take turns using the standard arcade convention: winner stays, loser swaps to the next challenger. Each player takes control of

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Friday Games: Kolejka (Queue)

This Friday, we’ll be playing Kolejka, a board game about queueing for scarce food and necessities in 1980’s communist Poland! Players line up family members in neighborhood stores in the hopes of obtaining toilet paper, shoes, sugar, and the occasional

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Friday Games: Honey you do not want to go in there

We’re switching the Friday Games format for Hallowmas! We’ll be playing Ib, a creepy adventure game built in RPG Maker 2000 that exploits JRPG aesthetics to create innovative visual horror, playing on the flatness of the isometric plane and the

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Friday Games: The Stanley Parable

This Friday we’ll be playing The Stanley Parable, the latest remake of a 2011 mod that takes a wry look at game interactions, stories, choice and the illusions behind them. (So maybe it’s all magic!) Expertly voiced by British actor

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MIT Overseer Observer Mod

We’ve been experimenting with the StarCraft 2 Galaxy Editor at the MIT Game Lab over the summer and we’d like to share our current prototype casting tool. The MIT Overseer project aims to provide casters with real-time graphics to help them tell the story of a game while it is in progress. We are trying out several different ways of displaying what happened in the past of a single game and anticipating what might happen in the near future.

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Friday Games: The Yawhg

This Friday we’ll be playing a “hot potato narrative party game”, The Yawhg! The Yawhg started as a project developed for TIFF Nexus’ Comics vs. Games showcase. Game developer, Damian Sommer, was paired up with comic artist, Emily Carroll, due

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Friday Games: Europa Universalis IV

In 1492, Columbus created the four-day weekend. (MIT students don’t have classes this coming Monday and Tuesday!) I’ve been meaning to check out Europa Universalis IV since it came out in August. Having been thoroughly baffled by Victoria and EU3

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