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

Come Out & Play 2010 in Brooklyn

Geo Melee
Your world, your fight.

Start Time: Saturday June 5 at 12 PM
Location: Brooklyn Lyceum
# of players: 10
Duration: 1 hour
Required: iPhone required
URL: Geo Melee online

Getting you off the couch and into the sun, Geo Melee puts the real in realtime strategy! Grab an iPhone and ready your index finger for an interactive experience unlike any other! Up to six players square off in a GPS-based war strategy throwdown, transforming your environment into the battlefield. You run the game based on your actual position. Harvest minerals scattered about your landscape, build attack towers to fend off foes, and escape encroaching enemies at the speed of your own two legs. GEAR UP AND MOVE OUT(SIDE)!

Designers: Imaging Research Center Fellows & Neal McDonald
Neal McDonald
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Neal is an art professor at UMBC specializing in game design.

Daniel Frick
Animation, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Dan animates and movie-makes and enjoys doing it.

Bradley Tinney
Computer Science & Graphic Design, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Bradley worked for the UMBC Department of Information Technology on the campus portal, myUMBC, for three years while pursuing his two degrees. He has also interned with the Department of Defense, where he is now employed full-time as a Web Researcher. In his free time he plays ultimate frisbee with a local club team, competing in regional tournaments.

Elena DeBold:
Film/Video, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Elena has her BFA in film/video. In the past she has worked in the on-campus gallery (Center for Art Design and Visual Culture), the Visual Arts Production Center, and in a Baltimore City after-school art program for underprivileged children. She has also studied abroad in France and Australia. Elena hopes to continue to make films (and art in general), improve the community, and travel.

Rachel Kreutzinger
Animation/Interactivity & Graphic Design & Modern Language and Linguistics, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Rachel is currently pursuing her triple major and interning with the UMBC Imaging Research Center. She hopes to ultimately work in the 3D animation industry, enjoys movies, video games, science fiction, and generally views life as an adventure.

Timothy Bubb
Animation, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Tim is currently pursuing a degree in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Animation and a minor in Art History. He recently completed an internship at CosmoCyte, where he worked with a team of animators to produce a cinematic which was aired on the National Geographic channel. He is now looking forward to interning at Pixeldust Studios, an Emmy award-winning animation studio out of Baltimore, as well as working for UMBC's Commonvision to produce animations to be broadcast on campus.

Abbey Salvo
Animation & Graphic Design, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Abbey is an animator and interactive artist raising the media experience bar. When not at work on her two degrees or internships, she is cultivating exciting projects of her own to release upon the world in a highly interactive fashion. This won't be the last time you read her name. Guaranteed.

Maxwell Hathaway
Animation, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Max is an animator designing motion graphics for UMBC's campus-wide broadcast system, iNet. When not busy with work and school, Max can be found touring the independent film festival circuit. He plans to continue his work with motion graphics in New York and Los Angeles after graduation.

Jenna Ullrich
Graphic Design & Print Media, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
During her undergraduate degree, Jenna spent her time designing for Commonvision, UMBC Print & Copy Center, and the Student Events Board. She also enjoys sushi, discovering new restaurants, screenprinting, and photography. Jenna plans to move to New York City to pursue her design career.

Alex Ehrensberger
Animation, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Alex is currently finishing his last semester towards his BFA in Computer Animation. Most notably, over the course of his four years at UMBC he has worked on the Cone Sisters' interactive installation currently on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art while interning with the UMBC Imaging Research Center, among other projects and internships. Upon graduation, Alex will strive toward a job in the video game industry after taking some time to pursue his interest in traveling.

Shane Logue
Film/Video & Art History Minor, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Shane plans to start a production company and enter film festivals (and win) after receiving his BFA in Film/Video. He looks forward to his continuous tour of the world and beach-bumming-it on the isles of Greece, working from his laptop and possibly gaining entry to graduate school for Directing/Producing.