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Bit Bash

Bit Bash is Chicago’s first interactive arts festival showcasing an international collection of lesser-known but undeniably culturally significant video games.

Local game developers have carefully selected over 30 unique titles — games you can play with a controller, games you play with friends, games you can hold in your hand, games with custom built controllers, and even rare arcade cabinets.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun times! Many interesting games. I'm pleased to see that many of them can be played without specific hardware (ie. PC, console, and grab a controller), but still fun to try out the ones that did (ie. Kinect, DDR pad, receipt printer, and 'controller box').

    Did folks have some favorites? The ones that stood out more to me are the 1 or 2p co-op where you fly a circular spaceship around a level and boss, Lovers Is A Dangerous Spacetime. Then there was that abstract, B&W + red dungeon explorer called Expand where the controls are Polar Coordinate based (pressing left moves the "character" counter-clockwise, NOT left)

    September 9, 2014

  • Cesar

    What time you guys going?

    September 6, 2014

  • Brandon

    Why is this meetup listed under "Chicagoland's Largest Tabletop Gaming Group" ?

    August 26, 2014

    • David Z.

      Because it has my blessing and gamers often like more than just tabletop gaming. It is not the first, nor likely the last, video gaming event we will sponsor. Woo games!

      1 · August 31, 2014

    • Glenn

      sweet. Im there

      September 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I heard someone said that you could just show up and buy tickets tickets it looks like they're all sold out and can't do walk ins. Could someone confirm that it is indeed to late to get in at this point?

    September 4, 2014

    • Rob L.

      I'm one of the organizers. Allow me to clarify. You can and should come by. We just put that disclaimer because it's possible that at peak times we won't be able to let everyone in at the same time. I think that's pretty unlikely considering it's a 10-hour event, but if you want to be safe, just come by some time OTHER THAN 7-8pm, which we anticipate will be the peak traffic time.

      1 · September 4, 2014

  • Glenn

    I just signed up yesterday and joined this group now... this meet up is at Threadless, the tshirt company?

    1 · September 1, 2014

    • Rob L.

      Yes it is.

      September 2, 2014

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