Game Jam photo from the Babycastles website
The organization is seeking a new collective member to manage the ’Babycastles Museum,’ a warehouse facility that will serve as its storage and tech backbone. Collective members are expected to contribute three to six hours of work per week, plus meetings. It currently has 15 members and operates out of Williamsburg.
The maturity of video gaming as a cultural art form is well chronicled, but an arcade house cum union collective looking for a ‘museum director’ is as good a sign as any.
Since 2009, the collective has worked to open access for independent game developers to professional and artistic events in New York City. They have also created events in unconventional places, to get people of new and different backgrounds interacting with games and game developers.
Additionally, Babycastles organizes events that allow people who can’t afford to attend professional game conferences to interact with people with experience building games. The next tech talk will take place at the NYU-Poly Game Innovation Lab, Downtown. It will feature Ramiro Corbetta, the creator of Hokra, a four person, real-time sports game.
Check out this 3D Pac-Man game from the Babycastles Summit last year, to get a sense for the sort of events the organization creates:-30-