NYU Game Center's Spring Fighter Weekend

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:00pm EDT - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 5:00pm EDT

RSVP for each event by emailing gamecenter@nyu.edu with your name and contact information.  Be sure to specify which event(s) you’ll be attending.

Got Next Film Screening; April 14th, 7pm

721 Broadway, Lower Level Lobby, Room 006

Got Next takes a look at the players in the competitive Street Fighter scene who make it one of the most vibrant gaming communities in the US. It follows the resurgence of the fighting game scene after the release of Street Fighter IV through the eyes of some of its top competitors, including Justin Wong, Mike Ross, and Joe Ciaramelli. 

Lecture and Game Tricks; April 15th, 6pm

721 Broadway, 9th Floor

Seth Killian will be giving a lecture on the unique aspects of play that arise when the game is set in motion. After the lecture, SSFIV stations will be open for free practice, and Seth will be there to give tips and tricks on strategies for competitive play that should help with tournament play on Saturday. 

2nd Annual Spring Fighter Tournament; April 16, 2pm

721 Broadway, 9th Floor

The tournament brings together some of the best Street Fighter players at NYU and around New York. All levels of players are welcome (competitors are encouraged to bring their own sticks and controllers).

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers of the double-elimination tournament:

  • 1st place: Nintendo 3DS with Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
  • 2nd place: tournament level fighting stick
  • 3rd place: $75 GameStop gift card

 

About the NYU Game Center

The NYU Game Center, established in 2008, is an independent, multi-school center for the research, design, and development of digital games. The Center is housed at the Tisch School in the Skirball Center for New Media and is a collaboration with NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Tisch School of the Arts. Its goal is to incubate new ideas, create partnerships, and establish a multi-school curriculum to explore new directions for the creative development and critical understanding of games. In so doing the Game Center will help establish New York City as a place of innovation and creativity in this important field.