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Gregory Trefry
Works at Gigantic Mechanic
Attended New York University - Interactive Telecommunications Program
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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DUMBO Park by York Street F Train
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IndieCade day 1. Sorry no pictures of ninja yet.
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Kids always get the rubbish drink. No beer for you, wee man.
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So lately I've been very interested in the idea of trying to put on a gallery show of installation games. I'm thinking specifically about games which can only be played as installations, not just making installations out of video games. For example, games like Eric Zimmerman and Nathalie Pozzi's Cross My Heart & Hope to Die, some of Matt Parker's work or Mattia and I's game Shadowplay. Things that require both physcial space and activity to play. The games should also have a strong aesthetic vision they are trying to communicate through the interaction and visuals.

Ideally, I'd also like to make this a show that stays up for a bit of time. So the games would need to be self-sufficient enough that they can be picked up and played without a barker there constantly running the game. To this end the games would need to be very solid and strong enough to withstand repeated interactions with public viewers.

I think there are some really interesting projects being done in this vein and it'd be interesting to see them together. I'm thinking of it like a cross between an arcade and gymnasium.

So a couple questions for you all.

Would an exhibit like this be interesting? Is there enough work and commonality to give cause for a group show?

What other games out there do you think fit this bill?

Anybody have suggestions on an ideal space or type of space?

Babycastles has shown games can work in a gallery context, so is this too close to their mission? I see it somewhere between them and Come Out & Play.
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I'm hoping that, post-"Talk to Me", there will be more spaces ready to host games in a gallery context. But, for now, Eyebeam seems like a natural fit. Bigger than Babycastles, but able to hold large works for an extended period. Think they could be convinced? 
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Now for a truly navel-gazing moment. I think this is my favorite description I've ever seen of myself in print, "Greg Trefry, a tall man in a Mets T-shirt": http://nyr.kr/q7FgnT
A new production of “Hamlet” needs to be rehearsed. A new game about a royal power struggle requires playtesting, and unlike in the theatre, game designers don’t want help from the same ensemble ever...
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True dat. It's a moral end we're intimately familiar with.
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Any body have much experience with folding bikes? Want to talk me out of it? I can't say I need one, but I am tempted. If David Byrne is to be believed it's the best way to see a city when travelling.
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I use the Montague Navigator 700c wheels, all folding and light. http://www.montaguebikes.com/
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they are lush arent they
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Photographic Forumla #234:
X child(ren) + tank with Y fish/marine wildlife = moment of dreamy introspection

I just got back from a lovely trip to the Coney Island aquarium with Y and the rest of the Hudsons House gang and man am I sweaty.
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I just went there with my wife for her birthday. The turtle and shark tank was cool, but we dug those giant silly walruses the most :)
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That would be amazing and might solve the problem of him crawling into our bed at 5:20 AM every morning.
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Education
  • New York University - Interactive Telecommunications Program
  • Northwestern University
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Game Designer
Employment
  • Gigantic Mechanic
    Game Designer, present
  • New York University
  • The New School Parsons
  • Gamelab
  • Loan Pricing Corporation/Reuters
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Brooklyn, NY
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America - London, UK - Chicago, IL - Fairfield, CT - Champaign, IL - White Plains, NY - Kansas City, MO - Washington D.C.