For NYU Community

New media, engineering, and game artists from NYU MAGNET (Media and Games Network) and Times Square Arts bring PlayTimesSquared, a festival of physical and social games infused with technology, to the Broadway Plazas.

In the NYU class Designing Play For Times Square, students explored the challenges of creating games for a multilingual, multicultural audience in a crowded public space, devising simple instructions while keeping the games intriguing and compelling. Taking into account the unique aspects of Times Square as well as the issue of games for a global audience, they’ve created eight playful, live-action games with different levels of difficulty and interactivity.

All eight games will be available from 12pm–4pm on July 14 and 15, and from 2pm–6pm on July 16. All visitors to the plazas are invited to participate on a first come, first served basis.