FIRST FRIDAY // 60 fps

Host: Mainframe Studios

Time: 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Get your game on at Mainframe Studios' 3rd annual gaming festival 60 FPS featuring video games, board games, and illustration. Visit to experience virtual reality environments, video games, tabletop games, arcades, comics, and interactive art. Plus tour four floors of open artist studios.

  • VIDEO GAMES // Meet local video game developers, experience interactive VR demonstrations, and play unique arcade machines provided by dsm arcade.
  • ILLUSTRATION // Animators, comic book artists, illustrators, and more!
  • BOARD GAMES // Demo a variety of local published and unpublished board games
  • THE DEALT HAND // The Dealt Hand runs hosted board game events across central Iowa - come see a library full of award-winning designs and try your hand at a new game.
  • LIVE MUSIC // Listen to mesmerizing music from Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra. The Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra brings your favorite video game music to life with free concerts right here in central Iowa. 
  • FOOD AND DRINKS // Refuel between games with Tangerine Food Co
  • MEET THE ARTIST // Alex Brown Foundation artist in resident, Suzanne Wright
  • OPEN STUDIOS // While you're here, explore our four floors of studios filled with talented artists and arts nonprofits!

Come make a night of it at Mainframe Studios, where every First Friday of the month we present a new themed art experience that is free and open to the public.

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