Well Played: The Blackwell Series by Wadjet Eye Games
Location: William Fox Amphitheater
With game developer Dave Gilbert in conversation with Clara Fernandez-Vara
Note: Game is available for play starting at 4:00 p.m.; the program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Before The Walking Dead game series made adventure games popular, the Blackwell series showed the potential of this game genre in the 21st century. Play along as Rosa and her ghost sidekick Joey solve murder mysteries in New York City. Clara Fernández-Vara is a game scholar, designer and writer on the faculty of the NYU Game Center. Her main research interest is the study of narrative in games and how it can integrate with game design, focusing on adventure games.