Play Brooklyn's 10-player 'Killer Queen Arcade' game - Brooklyn


Dec. 17, 2013 9:00 am

Play Brooklyn’s 10-player ‘Killer Queen Arcade’ game

The ten person Joust style multiplayer game will leave the borough but become available to the public for about three months in Queens.

The Killer Queen Arcade cabinet, handbuilt.

From the Killer Queen Arcade Facebook page.

It’s one of the world’s largest arcade games.

Killer Queen Arcade has mostly lived at the NYU Game Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Created by local developers, Joshua DeBonis and Nikita Mikros, this unique collaborative game requires two teams of five to play it. And you can see that when people manage to get that many people into room, it turns into an experience comparable to watching live sports.

You can see some of the excitement the game engenders in spectators in this highlight video from a Killer Queen Arcade tournament:

There’s an extensive piece on the origins of the game and its developers over at Polygon.

From now to March 2nd, you have a chance to play it, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, alongside 24 other indie games, some of which are only viewable to the public in this exhibit.

If you make it over, let us know: were you able to win by snail?

Brady Dale

Brady Dale is a tech reporter, comedian and storyteller. In July 2015 he joined the New York Observer. Brady was Brooklyn's lead reporter from August 2013 till June 2015. A native of Pittsburg, Kansas, he went to Cornell and worked as a progressive community organizer for over a decade before quitting his job to pursue writing.


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