[Cancelled] Game Design Workshop with Greg and Mattia of Giant Mechanic and Come Out & Play


We regrettably announce that the game design workshop with Greg and Mattia has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. But be sure to join us on May 8 for Play Day where you will get to play games like Yamove!, Ninja Shadow Warrior, Don't wake the Bear, and many more! RSVP here : https://www.facebook.com/events/164624810366586/?ref=3

Join us for a one-day game design workshop on May 4 from 11 AM to 5 PM led by Greg Trefry and Mattia Romeo, of Gigantic Mechanic and Come Out & Play. 

During the workshop we'll examine the mechanics of the wildly popular game Canabalt create a suite of physical Canabalt variations. We will work with renowned artist and prop fabricator, Thu Tran to create a dynamic set of cardboard buildings, crates and windows to use as gameplay elements. The games will then be shared with the public at NYU Poly's Play Day following a talk by Canabalt designer Adam Saltsman. You might get to see him play the real-world version of Canabalt.

RSVP at : https://www.facebook.com/events/161834860649762/




Gigantic Mechanic is a new company founded out of a long standing collaboration between Mattia Romeo and Greg Trefry.

Mattia Romeo
Co-founder / Game Designer

Mattia Romeo is a game designer and programmer based in New York City. Prior to founding Gigantic Mechanic with Greg Trefry, Mattia was a Senior Game Designer at Gamelab – one of the largest indie game studios in New York. While at Gamelab, Mattia consulted on and designed for projects on a diverse range of platforms that included board games, live-events, PC casual games, the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS. Some of the notable projects he worked on include Arcadia RemixTop Chef: The GameEgg vs. ChickenMiss ManagementGamestar Mechanic and the blockbuster casual title Diner Dash. Mattia is one of the founders of the Come Out & Play Festival, a yearly festival based in New York dedicated to showcasing games that make innovative use of public space.


Gregory Trefry
Co-founder / Game Designer

Greg Trefry has wide array of experience designing games. He has designed everything from web-based MMOs to hit casual games to alternate reality games. Prior to starting Gigantic Mechanic, Greg was the Creative Director at Gamestar Mechanic, a web-based massively multiplayer game for tweens. Before that he was a Senior Game Designer at Gamelab where he created and led design on the hit franchise Jojo's Fashion Show. Greg created and served as director of the Come Out & Play Festival, a three day festival of street games that brings designers and players from around the world to New York City every summer. He co-designed the Webby-nominated Case of the Coveted Bottle ARG.


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