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Welcome to the Come Out & Play Festival!

Participants battle it out on the streets

Festival-goers try out #WeAreDanceFace

"Selfie Deathmatch" developers prepare to face off

Game designers excited to show off their creation

A crowd gathers to play Block Party!

DanceFace players about to perform

"The Forger" tests your artistic eye

On to Governors Island for physical games

Last hours of Come Out & Play

Hundreds of attendees played in physical and tech-focused games at the annual Come Out & Play festival in New York on a Friday evening in early July. The festival was split up into two parts: After Dark for more device-driven games, and Field Day and Family Day for more sports-related activities.

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Two teams compete in Super Ship Sinker, a dodgeball-esque game in which players try to sink their opponent's vessel.

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Players put on virtual reality headsets (made from Google Cardboard) that feed them instructions on which way to bop their heads.

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"Selfie Deathmatch" pits players against each other to see who can take the most self-portraits.

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Jon Murray and Yuting Feng showcase Ghosts of Dumbo, in which players walk around a New York neighborhood and play mini games at various locations, all in the pursuit of learning the history of the Dumbo area.

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Block Party allows up to 16 players to compete in fast-paced puzzle games together.

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After strapping on their headsets, players tuned into the beat of electronic dance music, moving their heads in time to directions fed to them.

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One of the non-tech-focused games, The Forger, requires players to discern which of two drawings is real and which is a fake.

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Attendees enjoy sports-related activities, many geared towards younger children, on day two of the festival.

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Attendees continued to play throughout the second and last day of the event.

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