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Cambridge Science Festival 2012

Greetings! As is our wont, we at GAMBIT have partnered up with the Cambridge Science Festival to offer you a selection of gaming events for your edification and amusement. All events will be held at the MIT Museum. Because that is how we roll.

Caution: This Game Is Under Construction
Friday, April 20, 10am-12pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Making a video game takes a lot of work and we need your help!

A dollop of art, a dab of audio, a generous helping of programming and voila: the perfect video game! We wish it were that simple. Before we release our games to the public, we need playtesters to make sure they're worthy of being GAMBIT games. Is the game fun? Are the goals clear? Can players figure out what to do? Even though these games aren't finished, we can still discover the answers to these questions and others. How? By asking you! At the MIT Museum on Friday morning, the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab will be testing several works in progress. Come be the first to play our newest games and tell us what you think.

All experience levels welcome and encouraged. Making games may be hard, but playtesting them is easy. Trust us, you're exactly who we want to talk to.

Cost: Zilch. Presented as part of the MIT Museum's free day. Just show up, it'll be awesome.

Level Up: GAMBIT Game Night
Friday, April 20, 6-9pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

When is a lighthouse not just a lighthouse? When it's GAMBIT Game Night!

Come celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab. Like all proper gamers, we've been exploring the world, gaining experience, and collecting cool loot. Now we'd like to share it with you. Games from throughout GAMBIT history will be available for your amusement: from puzzles to action to games so experimental they're beyond definition. But don't just play...level up with us by asking about the research. Every GAMBIT game explores a research question, and GAMBIT developers will be at the ready to tell you all about it. There is more to that gum-chewing schoolgirl and floppy space squid than meets the eye!

Cost: Yet another event presented as part of the MIT Museum's free day. Come play with us!

Do It Yourself Game Design
Saturday, April 28, 6-9pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Does your family game night need a boost? Join engineers from the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab for hands-on workshops about game design. Visitors of all ages can choose from four different sessions that will change the way you look at board games, video games, and more. Featuring Board Game Remix (middle school and older), Junkyard Track Meet (youth and family), Serious Games for Social Change (teen and adult), and Unity Basics (teen and adult, programming experience required).

Cost: $5. Pre-registration required. Click here for activity descriptions and to sign up!

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