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

Come Out & Play 2008 in New York

Search Brigade
Search Brigade is a fast-paced game of urban cooperation and deception.

Start Time: Saturday June 7 at 4:30 PM
Starting Location: Tompkins Square Park inside the 9th St & Avenue A entrance by the columns
# of players: 15 players
Duration: 1 hour
Designers: Charles Amis and Charles Joseph Pratt

This variant of Manhunt features two teams going head to head in the middle of the bustling crowds of Manhattan.

The Fugitives are trying to hide in the crush while the Search Brigade combs the streets trying to capture them.

Each time a Search Brigade member captures a Fugitive that Fugitive becomes a member of the Search Brigade and works to hunt down their former compatriots.

If the final Fugitive at large can survive the final minutes of the game they can claim victory. However, every member of the Search Brigade will be redoubling their efforts, as the one who captures the final Fugitive wins the game!

Bio: Charles Joseph Pratt
A freelance game designer working in New York City, his most recent work of any note was as Level Designer for Adult Swim's Viva Caligula. He is also the co-founder and Game Designer of Situated Games, whose social networking game Casablanca won the most recent Digital Incubator Grant from MTVu and Cisco Systems.

Bio: Charles Amis
A student at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, Charles has been an amateur game designer his whole life and has a particular interest in interactive narrative.

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