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“Night at the Movies” Teen Game Jam

February 22–24, 2022, 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Apply by February 16, 2022

Join us for our first Game Jam of 2022 for teens ages 15–18!

Participants will bring the fun from the big screen to the arcade in a game jam hosted by our Media Game Lab. The “Night at the Movies” Game Jam is a unique three-day program for high school students that takes place in person at MoMI. Using the fantasy console PICO-8 game engine, they will create retro-style games inspired by the movies represented in the Museum’s exhibitions.

- No previous experience is necessary! Professional designers and programmers will assist students.
- The program provides access to equipment and resources in the Media Game Lab.
- Completed games will be showcased in MoMI’s new arcade consoles for the public to play.

HOW TO APPLY: Fill out the application here. It’s free to apply; if accepted, please note there is a $5 fee to participate. Participants are expected to attend the entire program: Tuesday, February 22–Thursday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. each day.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Applicants will be notified by Friday, February 18.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Questions? Please call 718.777.6854 or email [email protected]