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7/7/11 6pm: GAMBIT Open House Focus Test

Paper PrototypingCome one, come all! Come to the our open house focus test!

Thursday, July 7th
6 PM - 8 PM

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
5 Cambridge Center, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
(Next door to the Kendall Square T stop)

The Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab has six games in early development, each one seeking to answer a different research question. We invite everyone - young, old, game playing, game developing, or even never touched a video game before in your life - to play our games and give us the early feedback we need to complete our games by the end of the summer.

What is an "Focus Test"? During the open house, our development teams observe your game playing, answer any questions you may have, and record your comments and opinions about the games you are playing. Our games will be in their fifth week of development, with placeholder artwork and user interfaces still in development. By testing them now, we intend to get feedback we can use, with time left to use it. This is your big chance to actively influence our games in development!

Our doors are open from 6pm - 8pm. You are welcome to drop in at any time during those hours and play as many (or as few!) of our games as you wish. Each game takes around ten minutes to complete; some are longer than others. We do recommend that if you want to play all the games, you should arrive earlier rather than later! (There will also be light snacks available, to keep your game playing strength up.)

While we welcome testers of all ages, our games are not intended for the youngest players. Children under seven may have difficulty playing our games alone, but might enjoy sitting on a parent's lap and watching. We are an active research lab, so any minors (age 17 and under) need to have a parent or guardian fill out a consent form before playing any games. Forms will be available at the lab, or you can contact gambit-qa at mit dot edu and request forms that can be printed and filled out to bring to the test.

We are at 5 Cambridge Center, 3rd Floor. Tell the guard at the desk you are here for the GAMBIT Focus test, then take the elevators up to the 3rd Floor. Turn towards the big glass doors as you exit the elevators, and come on in!

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