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"nyu game center" Discussed on Phantom Power: Sounds about Sound
"Over the past nightmare year of the virus. Many of us have been hunkered down trying to figure out how to pass the time with our families. Board game sales on amazon. Were up four thousand percent in march when americans began sheltering in place. And of course we've also spent way more time interacting with our digital technology. Well these two things have come together in a weird and delightful way in my house lately. Okay google what do you if you combine the elements carbon and hydrogen according to p. reading an atom of carbon will combine with two atoms of oxygen to form carbon dioxide. Co two two atoms of hydrogen will sign with one atom of oxygen to form water h twenty know h twenty h two o for oxygen numerals. Era that's true. You didn't know that was that was a good strategy. I think you were robbed that time by a device. That's not even smart enough to say. That's me and my son's abe and theo and the digital entity known as google assistant all playing a game called. Hey robot together. The game is the brainchild of my guest and his family. My name is frank. Lance and i'm a game designer and i'm the director of the nyu game center. Frank is also a pretty big deal on twitter with some sixty two thousand followers. Most of them are botts presumably. He made his name in part by designing games that blurred the lines between digital and physical space. I had game studio with a guy called kevin slavin and it was called area code and it was all about exploring the overlap between these different things that world of information and and software in virtual staff and the physical world around us of bodies and people and objects and things for example in two thousand seven. Cbs commissioned his company area code to conceive and develop an alternate reality game for an episode of their tv show numbers option dot com chain factor represented a new way of blending storytelling game play. The game itself was a narrative fact a fully interactive piece of the fictional world of the show. Frank also did these massively wacky projects like the big urban game which turned the twin cities into the world's largest board game with teams of movers carrying twenty five foot tall inflatable game pieces through the streets magnum sideburns. Or pack manhattan. Another large scale game that utilized the streets of new york city to recreate the one thousand nine hundred video game sensation. Pacman pacman running by your shirt and like his big. I actually met franken manhattan back in february of twenty twenty. I was invited to nyu to talk about new trends in digital media. I was talking about my book on noise. Cancelling headphones and audio apps alongside. Mit game studies scholar. T l taylor. Who was talking about her book on twitch and game streaming frank was the moderator for the evening which was the perfect because not only is he a games expert but he's also a huge music fan. I mean listen to him. Nerd out on japanese ambient music roomy interior yama lan takashi. A it was a great conversation and then a great night on the town and greenwich village talking all these amazing media and game scholars and while there were worries about the new virus in china. I had no idea that this would be my last work trip. My last visit to a bar. My last you get it by. Ask frank for an interview that night but by the time we spoke over skype in late march everything had changed. New york city had been completely overwhelmed by the virus. Frank was sheltering in place of state. It's like the chill for most people. And except those who are on the front lines Everyone else's just kind of hunker down and in this weird zone if feeling the strange looming cloud of anxiety. What would this new era mean for a designer who loves street based games sir now in this know corona virus moment of social isolation or at least physical isolation thoughts on the role of games in a so many thoughts. Yeah well now. I have a little company with my wife and our son and daughter-in-law which is called everybody house games. It's a little side project that we put together so that we could collaborate on projects and and we did a kick starter for a board game called. Hey robot which is a party game where you try to get alexa. Google home to say a word you ask a question. You can't see the word in the question. You try to get the the the speaker to say the word in its answer and and it has yeah was a kick starter and we did that. And now it's in the process of being published in the coming shipping it out to the to the kickstarter backers and we're thinking about also the the retail version of it and and at the same time friends of ours. Who have been playing. He robot are telling us. Oh we're playing it over zoom with our families Were playing it were. Were you know playing with the with the group chat and we're seeing people on you know on twitter doing this And then we also got. We got contacted by jimmy. Johns people at the tonight show and they're like hey we play this game. A jimmy fallon was to play this game on the show. Where like and so a couple of weeks ago. He played it with with john. Mullany on the show. This is based on the real board game called. Hey robot that you can play at home is like the classic game password but you play with the smart speaker so i you pick a card with a word on it then you have to ask a question to get these smart speaker to say that word somewhere in. Its answer if it does your point. If it doesn't then the other person has a chance to steal one back and forth until someone gets you going for this. Yeah but it sounds hard. No goes very very quickly. i will go first. Okay might be hard. 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"nyu game center" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"I'm not someone who needs to be the weighted everything that's not like a new two year. I bump to Brad Pitt. And I'm like, excuse me. How small thing actor of the line actor? Yeah. I was really like talking to the team about begging to be like a troll under a bridge in the next age. Like, I don't care like just put me anywhere on the dumbest quest. I don't care. Have you thought about transitioning or like looking for opportunities in Hollywood acting actual in person? Actual. And she's not doing real acting though. What's the lingo term? Actually, there is a term called legit acting. Really legit is vindicated. No. It's legit agent. Is someone who covers for the ethical and film of even? Actually. It's pretty an agent who isn't legit currently. You know agents at SP are cover me for everything voice over which is like a wild spread of category. But not. Like, they're huge agencies that have always sort of always over departments. But Espy is just been around for a long time and specialized in and like had all my favorite performers from a lot of our games and ninety two games and things like that that I was why I wanted to join the heavy thought about doing I miss it for I would not not for like ambitious reasons just for like, mental health reasons. Like again that thing getting act with other people other media going back to theatre or investigating on camera all of that would just kind of be service LA. So as true, I'm there. Yeah. So I'm I'm curious if someone is like an aspiring voice actor, it seems like the way they have to go is you have to find representation first of all is that like like, what's the best way? If someone out there is listening to this show. And it's like I wanted do Sarah does what is what is your like, what is the best approached actually do it? It's hard. I find this question. It's such a useful common question. And I need to come up with shorter answer. Because the best thing I can do is to say what I did. And I don't know how replica bullet is. That's always the answer though. Right. So maybe he'll just start to collect those answers and draw, you know, visions, what I did was I walked one path of conventional voice over of like getting my feet wet in commercials knowing that that was very valuable financially valuable category. Two agencies says an attractive category two agencies. It's also kind of historically been the easiest place that is less clicky. So like people are less looking for known quantities or like trusted relationships, and that's more. Like, any new voice? Great. She's fresh bring. So there's a lot of penetration there. But at the same time union voiceover for commercials has like what's the word dove do dived dove dove taking dates on this day to GDP. Take it. Yeah. It's really it's kind of harder now. Like even. Yeah. Sunk flattened flat deeply that. Synonyms here anyway. So that's a trickier. So all my my advice is kind of old in strange. But yeah, but looking into understanding the different categories of voice over and what else you can kind of present to agency is a good thing to do. So I did that. And I got demos that way and representation that way, and then for games, I kind of just started showing up to GD and to like I went to packs didn't because it was the only event I knew and I met rich Lamarche and in the hotel lobby and because he's like a Saint who has time for strangers. He like talked me for five minutes and from there. I was able to like follow everybody followed on Twitter and learn about the scene in New York baby castles and the NYU game center figure out everything from their start networking from their figured out..