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

Stalk Exchange
A mobile-phone based espionage game for Grand Central Terminal.

Start Time: Friday June 12 at 6 PM
Location: Grand Central Terminal
# of players: 4-10
Duration: 1 hour
Requirements: Players must have a cellphone that can place and receive calls.
Designers: Sonaar Luthra, Andrew Styer, Syed Salahuddin

Your phone rings. A voice tells you to follow a man through the train station. You're in danger. Players connect with a teammate anonymously by mobile phone in Grand Central Terminal. Through mechanics like handoffs, trailing and evasion, players compete with other teams in the crowded station to complete their missions. One member of each team is stationary, giving instructions. The other constantly moves through the concourse following directions received over the phone. There are a variety of missions, some demanding competition between teams, others cooperation.

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Bio: Sonaar Luthra, Andrew Styer, Syed Salahuddin
Sonaar Andrew & Syed make things at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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