Our friend Kiyash Monsef is working on one of the most unique projects we’ve seen in a long time. To celebrate the centennial of the New York Public Library, they’ve created a game called Find the Future. The game is being directed by Jane McGonigal (Kiyash’s wife, who you may recognize from The Colbert Report), created with Kiyash, and designed and developed by Playmatics and Natron Baxter Applied Gaming. Check out the trailer Kiyash created for the May 21st event:
From the website:
Find The Future at NYPL brings visitors to the Library together with players around the world to tap into the creative power of the Library’s collections. It is first game in the world in which winning the game means writing a book together – a collection of 100 ways to make history and change the future, inspired by 100 of the most intriguing works of the past. Starting May 21, 2011, visitors to the Stephen A. Schwarzman branch of the NYPL can play the game with their personal smartphones, or on Library computers. Global players will join the game with any computer that has access to the Internet.
Check out the website for more info!
Roughneck is a freaking enigma, wrapped in a puzzle, twisted up in a game, man. I don’t even know what it is. It’s my life.
This is the promotional explainer video for our series It’s a Rough Life, with Johnny Roughneck. The series launched on October 6th, 2011.
From broken-down rental vans to cops busting up skate jams, Johnny Roughneck deals with it all. A working class family man trying to keep drama with the wife to a minimum, he works odd jobs to feed kids and pay the bills. With a 13-year-old struggling skateboard empire under his belt and a wife fed up with his crap, It’s a Rough Life is a reality series about Johnny’s hilarious, inspiring, and constantly chaotic world.
The inaugural season of It’s a Rough Life will be a look into Johnny Roughneck’s hectic reality through a collection of stories captured over the last two years. Each episode will range from 5-10 minutes.
For more about Johnny Roughneck, and a deeper look into the idea behindIt’s a Rough Life, check out the Treatment.
This promotional video was produced by Jeremey Lavoi and Abby Berendt Lavoi. It draws on footage that was shot primarily by Jeremey from 2007-2011. It also features footage shot by Abby Berendt Lavoi, Ben Youngerman, Tyler Moore, and Shane Andrews. It was edited by Abby Berendt Lavoi and color graded by Jeremey Lavoi.