The Nitty Gritty
- Event is July, 13, 2013 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Price is for 1 person
- Must be 21 and up to purchase
- No refunds allowed within 48 hours of the event
While you may have outgrown sitting around cramming junk food and playing Mario into the wee hours of the morning (on a school night, no less!), we're guessing your appreciation for a well-crafted game is still going strong. And at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), the curators have partnered with the Georgia Tech Media Digital Media Program to create an exhibition that features the most prominent female players in game design. And you, lucky sir or madam, are invited.
MODA, which features four to five exhibitions each year, that spans the disciplines of design, and this show is no different. Well, except that it's easily approachable to both design aficionados and the design curious alike. "XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design" seeks to challenge the notion that women neither play nor design video games. Every piece in this interactive show is women-created, whether wholly or partially, and attendees will leave with a renewed appreciation for the female game designer. The exhibition includes well-known, old-school games like Centipede, commercial and art games, as well as a timeline and video showcase. Oh! And did we mention that over a dozen play-able games will be set up, too? Yessir, er, yes ma'am, gamers and non-gamers alike are in for a treat. Gamers will appreciate learning more about the unfamiliar side of a familiar pastime, and non-gamers will enjoy the art and design.
Then there's the drinks. Sponsored by Georgia Crown, the Joystick Game Bar's skilled barkeeps will present two game-themed cocktails for your libational enjoyment. And what's a couple of drinks without a few small bites? That's where the pros at Top Flr come in.And as you float between displays, the food 'n drink and game plays, you'll be serenaded by the sweet, sweet 8-Bit beats of Seanny George and friends, as well as have the opportunity to play the Scoutmob-designed Interactive Human Pong game on the plaza. Yep, we're willing to bet this blows your middle-school gatherings out of the water.