The Come Out and Play Festival is a street games fesitval dedicated to exploring new styles of games and play.

Come Out & Play 2009 in New York

Pitfall! Live at the Tank
Swing over alligator ridden pits across the stage of the Tank!

Start Time: Saturday June 12 at 7-9 PM
Location: Festival HQ at the The Tank (354 W 45th St. between 8th/9th Aves)
# of players: 100
Duration: Less than 10 minutes, played in quick rounds
Designers: Joshua DeBonis and Nik Mikros

Play a real life version of the classic Atari game Pitfall. Swing over alligator ridden pits across the stage of the Tank!

The Rules
Players form into teams of 4. 1 team plays at a time, and lines up in the orchestra pit on the left side of the stage.

Pitfall levels are projected onto the back wall and floor of the stage. There is a rope hanging from the center of the stage.

The first player in the teamís line climbs up onto the stage and must get to the other side without "touching" the pit or other obstacles. Depending on the obstacles displayed on the screen, they will do this via a combination of running, jumping, and swinging.

If you touch a pit, snake, or a gator's open mouth, you're out of the game. If you reach the right edge of the stage, the judge advances to the next screen and the you go back to your team's line. The next player tries to cross the stage.

Scoring
If you collect a treasure, your team is awarded 4000 points. If a you touch a rolling log, your team is docked 100 points, but you're not out.

Your team plays until all 4 players are out, or 5 minutes are up. The winning team will be awarded an Atari 2600 Pitfall Cartridge trophy!

Bio: Joshua DeBonis and Nik Mikros
Nik and Josh are both New York based game designers and developers. Nik leads the indie game studio Tiny Mantis Entertainment, and Josh leads another indie studio, Sortasoft.

Last year at Come Out and Play they collaborated to design the hit game Pigeon Pinata Pummel. Their shared passion for the Atari 2600 helped drive the vision this year for Pitfall! Live at the Tank.


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