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!
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
- Camden Segal
- Hit the Sticks, LLC
- Dumb and Fat Games
- Steamalot/Risen Phoenix Studios
- Ninja Warfare
- Ghost Crab Games
- Grimm Bros, LLC
- 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
- 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.)
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.