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Arcade @ The Oval

Saturday, April 5 7:00pm–10:30pm

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE! THIS EVENT IS NOW HAPPENING ON SATURDAY APRIL 5TH!

Celebrate technology and innovation at the Philly Tech Week kickoff event, Arcade @ The Oval. We'll be playing Tetris® on the Cira Centre building, Guinness Certified as the world's tallest video game!

Enter here for your chance to play Tetris!

Local apps, games and community partners will be highlighted during this outdoor "arcade." Enjoy food from 10+ Philly food trucks, a Yards beer garden and live performances.

Games From Local Developers Like:

  • Cipher Prime
  • Hive 76 (DDR Connect Four!)
  • Shenandoah Studio
  • PHL Collective
  • OriGaminc
  • Camden Segal
  • Hit the Sticks, LLC
  • Cleaversoft
  • Dumb and Fat Games
  • Steamalot/Risen Phoenix Studios
  • Ninja Warfare
  • Ghost Crab Games
  • Grimm Bros, LLC
  • SmartyPAL
  • Missing Controller

Featured Community Groups:

  • Haxbox is designing custom controller systems for people with various physical limitations to play Tetris® on Cira Centre. Enter to play here.
  • GPS Bodies
  • PGW
  • The Free Library of Philadelphia
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Nonprofit Technology Resources
  • Philadelphia Bicycle Rescue Restorations and Repairs (Providing a Bike Valet service for the night!)

Live Performances By:

(Tetris ® & © 1985~2014 Tetris Holding, used with permission.)

Enjoy food from: Foo Truck, Delicias, Sweet Box Cupcakes, Surf N Turf, Mucho Bueno, Sum Pig, Just Jackie’s, Cow and the Curd, Tot Cart and Little Pop Shop


About our Partners

The OVAL consists of eight acres of public space at the base of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, transformed into Philadelphia’s “Park on the Parkway” features community programming ranging from interactive and educational activities, entertainment, food trucks and much more.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation promotes the well-being of the City, its citizens and visitors by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, important historic resources and enriching cultural and environmental programs.

The Fairmount Park Conservancy leads and supports capital projects, programming and neighborhood park stewardship initiatives that preserve and improve one of Philadelphia’s greatest assets, the Fairmount Park system.

The Oval
Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Speakers

  • Henk Rogers

    Henk Rogers

    Henk Rogers is a legendary video game designer and entrepreneur. In addition to producing the Black Onyx, he is the founder of the Tetris Company and helped to first bring the game to game consoles.

  • Frank Lee

    Frank Lee

    Dr. Frank Lee is the cofounder of the celebrated Drexel University Game Design Program and the creator of the Cira Centre video game series, which is the Guinness-certified world's largest video game.