Tribeca Games Festival 2017 Announced; Featuring Hideo Kojima, Ken Levine, and More

Tribeca Games Festival 2017 Announced; Featuring Hideo Kojima, Ken Levine, and More

The Tribeca organization has announced its new Tribeca Games Festival, which will be showcasing a variety of games in New York City in late April.

The annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City has gradually been introducing games to the picture with titles such as Beyond: Two SoulsL.A. Noire, and others, though this year marks the New York mainstay’s first event completely devoted to them with the first-ever Tribeca Games Festival.

The Tribeca organization – behind the annual Tribeca Film Festival – has announced its new Tribeca Games Festival, which will take place in New York, New York from April 28th – 29th, 2017 to coincide with the Film Festival (which runs from April 19th – 30th).

The Tribeca Games Festival will aim to show “what comes next in the race to innovate in the world’s most popular medium,” while also offering talks and discussions around some of the “most fascinating games of the past year.” Alongside previews and panels, several notable game creators and designers will be in attendance, specifically Hideo Kojima, Ken Levine, Sam Lake, and several others that will discuss the influence of film on their works.

The Tribeca Games Festival will also include the “X Post Conversations,” which is are a series of “cross-cultural conversations” between those in the video games industry and those from fields outside the games industry for a deeper look at the comparisons and contrasts between other art forms and mediums.

Another program, called “Retro Active,” will also provide a look at some of the big hits and titles from last year in a deeper context, with games featured including Overwatch and Watch Dogs 2.

Tickets for the event are on sale now on Tribeca’s website, with tickets for the opening night costing $30 and $40 for the second day – a combined $70 pass offering both days is also available.

The Tribeca Games Festival will run from April 28th – 29th, 2017.