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Friday, February 14, 2014

Screen shot of the video-game The Path

The minds behind video games are gathering in Queens this weekend.

They are part of the independent video-games festival IndieCade East at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. It includes talks, workshops and a lot of game playing.

Auriea Harvey is coming from Ghent, Belgium, where she is co-founder of the game development studio Tale of Tales. Harvey designed The Path, a game based on the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood, which is part of the museum's exhibition "Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games."

The game is about six sisters who are told to go to their grandmother's house. But they end up in the forest, meeting a wolf. “It's a scary game, and it can be a bit off-putting,” says Harvey. “But it reminds of, I guess, issues that girls have growing up and it can be quite a powerful experience, if you are open to it.”

IndieCade East runs from Friday through Sunday.

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