By: Andrew Mees, Director of Institutional Communications and Campaign Marketing email@example.com
Local organization The Sheep’s Meow will give visitors the chance to test and enjoy the latest New Jersey games and interactive experiences Sept. 16, as the group will bring The N.J. Arcade to Bloomfield College’s Westminster Arts Center for a special one-night event.
“We want people who attend the NJ Arcade to be welcomed into the game development community, to experience the diverse range of projects that are being created within it, and to be inspired to become creators themselves,” said adjunct professor and Sheep’s Meow co-director GJ Lee of the event.
During the event, patrons will have the opportunity to play the latest locally created games while being able to interact with the creators and industry professionals. The result is a free interactive experience unique in the game industry, set against the backdrop of Bloomfield’s Division of Creative Arts & Technology.
Offering undergraduate students tracks leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in animation, digital video, game development, music technology, graphics for print & digital media and interactive multimedia & worldwide web, the academic division has become one of Bloomfield College’s signature areas and will welcome a new state-of-the-art facility to the 11-acre campus in Sept. 2016.
Created by Lee and Brian S. Chung, current faculty members in Bloomfield’s CAT division, the mission of The Sheep’s Meow is to support local developers, make game creation inclusive and accessible and help people to begin making their own games.
"The partnership between The Sheep's Meow and Bloomfield College is going to change the way game design is studied here,” said Chung. “The Sheep's Meow will continue to host the biggest free and regularly occurring game development events in New Jersey and New York City. Bloomfield College, which is already New Jersey's preeminent institution for studying game design, will only further bolster its reputation by fostering a community of industry professionals, veterans and newcomers alike."
The event will be free of charge and open to the public, and will take place from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 16. The Westminster Arts Center is located at 63 Fremont Street (at the corner of Fremont Street and Austin Place) in Bloomfield. To RSVP for the event, visit njarcade2015sep.eventbrite.com.