WAFFLE GAMES

The 2nd Annual Waffle Games at Hunter College - April 5, 2019

The Waffle Games is Hunter's gaming convention open to all CUNY students! Always free entry, and always free waffles! (You will need a valid CUNY ID to enter the building). This year we are joining forces with CUNY Technology, Arts, and Gaming to make it bigger and better than ever!

 

Free-play gaming is available all night, with our entire game library at your disposal. Choose from over 400 games, from the N64 to the PS4. We also have indie board games, as well as the classics like Monopoly and Scrabble. 

NYC-based developers, studios, companies, and vendors are allowed to table for free! Priority goes to studios currently employing CUNY alumni or students. 

Game Library

5:00PM-10:00PM

Our Game Library is open all night long! Choose from over 450 games, from the N64 to the PS4, handhelds, board games, and even Tamagotchis. All bags must be checked upon entering the game library, and you will need a form of state ID in order to check out a game.

Chess and Dominoes Free-Play Area - Co-sponsored by the Chess Club and Domino Club of Hunter College 

5:00PM-10:00PM

For both beginner and experienced players. Learn to play chess, get real competitive at dominoes, or take a break from the workshops to jam to some latin music.

Intro to Unity 

5:30PM-7:00PM

Unity is a powerful, cross-platform game engine that drives many of today’s most popular computer, mobile, and console games; it has also become a critical tool in many Virtual Reality projects. In this workshop, you will create a simple 3D rolling ball game that teaches you many of the principles of working with Unity.

Speedrunners Roundtable - Sponsored by the Gamer Club of the College of Staten Island

5:30PM-6:30PM

Speedrunning is growing to be a very popular past time. Join us in discussing the art of speedrunning, as well as trading tips and tricks! This will be an open discussion where everyone can speak and share their experiences, regardless of skill level.

Noele Posadas, Killer Snails 

5:30PM-6:30PM

Noele is an award-winning product developer and game designer, most notably for the card game Biome Builder. She has spent 4 years working in the app industry creating UI and UX for several industry giants, striving to create user-friendly design that communicates on an emotional level with users. Join her as she talks about her experiences designing games and apps.

Puyo Puyo Tetris - Sponsored by the Esports Club of the City College of New York

5:30PM-6:30PM

Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris, one of the largest-selling and recognized brands in gaming history, and Puyo Puyo from SEGA have combined to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game like no other! Come play Puyo Puyo Tetris with us!

Smash Ultimate Training Bootcamp - Sponsored by the Esports Associaton of Baruch College

5:30PM-6:30PM

Players of any skill level get to play friendlies and receive coaching. Setups will include controllers, and we have many, so don't worry about waiting in a long line to play! This is a good chance to prepare for the tournament!

Game Localization - Sponsored by the Japanese Visual Culture Club of the College of Staten Island

6:30PM-7:30PM

Learn the comparisons between Japanese and English game titles, dialogue lines, and more. Led by Ayaka Sato, an international student from Japan! May also include some anime...

Esports Technologies 

6:30PM-7:30PM

What are the benefits of attending startup accelerators, hackathons, and coding boot camps? Explore the intersections of 5G, AR/VR, and esports, as well as the programs and resources available to you as CUNY students.

What Is Your Game Plan? 

7:00PM-8:00PM

What does the lesson “Finding Citations,” the game “Trivial Pursuit,” and the mechanic “Bluffing” all have in common? In this boot camp brainstorm, your team is given a mission: to enhance a teaching lesson or training exercise with the mechanics of popular board games in only 20 minutes. Whether you need to teach the rules of citation or of interviewing, there’s usually a game plan that can help. If you’re an educator, training manager, instructional designer, or an actual game designer, you’ll learn how to integrate non-digital educational games or simulations into your classroom or workspace. This workshop begins with an interactive lecture on the power of game pedagogy, then segues into whole room active game design.

Minecraft Hour

7:00PM-8:00PM

Get creative in Creative Mode! We will all be on one server building together for an hour. Don't forget your minecarts!

The Lost Arcade

7:30PM-9:00PM

THE LOST ARCADE is the critically acclaimed documentary about the last hold out of old-school arcade culture in New York City. An intimate portrait of the passionate and exceptionally diverse community at the beloved Chinatown Fair, The Lost Arcade chronicles the evolution of arcades while celebrating the camaraderie and history of a pop culture phenomenon.

Starting Out in Game Design

7:30PM-8:30PM

Want to get into the games industry but have no idea where to start? This talk with game developer Lawrence Mascia of Goodnight Games will show you what you can do to start your adventure creating and selling games, regardless of your current skill level.

Jackbox Party Pack

8:00PM-9:00PM

Each pack contains a variety of different games that might ask you to draw weird doodles, write the best inside joke, or answer hilarious trivia questions. Players play using their phones, tablets, or even computers as controllers – making it the perfect easy-to-join party starter. No extra controllers needed! We'll be playing Party Pack 2 and 4. Computers available for use.

 

CUNY x NYXL Pro-Gaming Panel

8:00PM-9:00PM

Meet CUNY students and alumni who are professional and ex-professional esports players! Joining them will be Adam Baugh and Dan Lee, the Community Specialist and Events Specialist for NYXL, New York's Overwatch team. There will be a 40 minute discussion followed by a 20 minute Q&A, where you can ask your own questions.

Hearthstone Rise of the Shadows Roundtable and Fireside Gathering

8:30PM-9:30PM

April 5th is coincidentally very close to the next expansion release for Hearthstone! Pull up a chair, talk meta, and play some friendly tavern brawls. Unlock Nemsy if you haven't already, Win an ungoro crater tshirt!

JoJo's Bizarre Campaign

8:30PM-10:00PM

Create your own stand and dive into the world of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil! 30 minutes will be designated for character creation, and we will play a 1 hour one-shot campaign.

Dungeons & Dragons 5E

8:30PM-10:00PM

Join a campaign for beginner or experienced players! These one-shot campaigns will have pre-made characters, and will last 1.5 hours.

Game History and Philosophy - Sponsored by the Global Pop Culture Club of Lehman College

9:00PM-10:00PM

A discussion of the film and literature that influenced video games, Dungeons & Dragons and philosophy, and the future of global pop culture.

Gay Jeopardy - Sponsored by Lesbians Rising of Hunter College

9:00PM-10:00PM

Test your LGBTQIA+ knowledge, history, and memes playing the most recognized game show in America. 

Cards Against Humanity (18+) 

9:00PM-10:00PM

The card game for horrible people. We're offering both online (pretend you're xyzzy) and physical, real, tangible, cards.  

PAST WAFFLE GAMES

THE 1ST ANNUAL 

2018
Exhibit Hall at the #wafflegames !_._._.

THE 2ND ANNUAL 

2019

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