Thursday, March 30, 2017

Video Games Now Officially Part of Tribeca Film Festival

Video games are steadily making their way into art and film festivals, with the Tribeca Film Festival launching a Games Festival this year. Headlining the event will be Hideo Kojima, along with Bioshock director Ken Levine and Max Payne creator Sam Lake. Taking placing during the Film Festival, the Games Festival will run April 28-29 with the goal of pairing up industry and independent game developers to hold discussions on the future of their medium.

Last year, a number of VR companies were at the festival to promote their products and provide demonstrations. They became the biggest, and most talked about attraction that Tribeca staff opted to start a game section this year. Tribeca has partnered with Kill Screen to get the project rolling. With the film and gaming mediums constantly converging these days, it makes sense. South By Southwest (SXSW) has held a gaming conference for years so it's no surprise that other film festivals are following.

Tribeca will have an arcade, traditional and VR that will contain both games and movies. As well as content from Telltale Games, a VR focused event, and inside looks at some of the biggest games of the past year. If you're in the area and have the money to drop on a ticket, it might be worth checking out for a first year. Plus Kojima. Being in the same room as him is worth the day pass.


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