Mainframe Studios Hosts Gaming Expo “60 fps” August 3
The First Friday event is co-hosted by Numinous Games, a leading-edge game developer of interactive documentaries Galaxies of Hope and That Dragon, Cancer
July 28, 2018 (Des Moines, Iowa) – On August 3rd from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mainframe Studios is hosting “60 fps,” a First Friday event featuring guest artists from across Iowa. Attendees can experience virtual reality environments, video games, tabletop games, arcades, comics and interactive art while also exploring over 65 art studios at 900 Keosauqua Way in downtown Des Moines.
The expo is co-hosted by Mainframe Studios artist Josh Larson of award-winning Numinous Games. Their latest release is titled Galaxies of Hope. Created for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the game is described as “a content-rich, poetic, and interactive digital experience which presents a new and unique way for neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cancer patients, caregivers, and physicians to learn more about the emotional course of this disease.”
Developing projects that contribute to social good, Numinous Games also created That Dragon, Cancer, and busuu, which allows players to learn Spanish in a virtual reality (VR) environment. Larson helped organize “60 fps” to highlight artists in Iowa involved in the expanding fields of interactive design and gaming.
“Each first Friday of the month we feature a different genre of creative expression and this particular topic has the interest of many young people,” Mainframe Studios director Siobhan Spain explained. “We wanted to demonstrate the breadth of career possibilities and improve public awareness of the great amount of artistic talent we have in Iowa.”
“60 fps” is free and open to the public. Guests can visit three floors of art studios, enjoy musical guest Motide, and purchase dinner and drinks by The Tangerine Food Company.
First Friday // 60 fps Expo
Mainframe Studios is a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing permanent affordable workspace to artists of all disciplines. It is transforming Central Iowa’s art scene by creating a financially self-sustaining economic and cultural driver, serving as a national model that stands the test of time.