Get some sun with the Come Out and Play Festival

It’s that time of year again. Get ready to whip out your shorts, sunhats and SPF 30. It’s also time for street games: Come Out and Play, the annual event committed to providing participants with in-real-life gaming experiences, hits New York City this Sunday —and will be hosting a different game (or two) every weekend for a month. The event will include six different locations and is free: 

“There’s all this talk about graphics in games, but it’s kind of hard to beat running around New York City for high-resolution gaming,” said Greg Trefry, the festival director. “The real world is going to trump most video games.”

But don’t get the wrong impression: Come Out and Play isn’t anti-videogames. Rather, the event brings the joy of gaming to a much bigger platform. 

Lana Polansky