Smash Bros. Tournament: Pratt vs. Parsons 3/30/18

Last Friday, the Pratt Gaming Club and Pratt GameLab hosted a cross-college Super Smash Bros tournament in the No-Name Cafe. Students from both Pratt and The New School (primarily Parsons) competed in what will hopefully become the first of many gaming events that bridge local college art and gaming communities. The event brought in a room-cramping turnout of about 30 participants with even more uncounted throughout the audience.

This semester’s tournament was particularly special in its interaction between two established student bodies. The stakes were raised through more competitive matches, impressive prizes (including a Nintendo Switch), and new player match-ups. Top players from both schools also competed in coordinated team battles, from freshmen to 5th year students.

The final results swayed in favor of Pratt, with juniors Joey Pagano and Claudio Hinojosa winning first place in Smash 4 and Melee respectively.  Mickell Ford (representing Parsons) took 3rd place in the Smash 4 finals.



The final round in the individual competition:

The round robin-style bracket:


Game Jam Highlight Photos


Hi there. I hope you can make it to this Saturday’s Game Jam starting at 6! There’ll be food & prizes. If you bring your laptops or hard drives we’ll have lots & lots of software & plugins to share. I & a few people from different dept’s can help you with VR, animation, 3D, and visual programming.

Also, we’re raffling off Amazon gift cards, the closest thing to a form of currency they’d let us give away, and a few other prizes. A raffle means all you have to do is show up to get a chance to win. You don’t gotta win a contest, wear a funny hat or whatever. All you gotta do is show up. Tell your friends.

We’ll focus on a few visual programming plugins like Blox, Bolt, and Nottorus with a few demos, and lots of other stuff like game consoles, flying monkeys.

Interested in making and playing games, collaborating with friends, eating free food, and winning cool prizes? Come to the WINTER GAME JAM TODAY, Saturday Dec.2nd at 6 PM! (Did we mention the free food?)

6:00 Kickoff & Radio Show
– Mingle and enjoy HOT food and games
– Refreshments include Luigi’s Pizza, baked goods, and Red Bull

7:00- Visual Programming Tutorials & Demos
– Try out a few games & explore game design engines
– Shareable software, plugins, and game design demos
– A Massive collection of board games, videogames, retro and current consoles

Raffle at 9:00
– Amazon gift cards and other COOL PRIZES


A game jam is an event where individuals and teams get together to make a game in a very short amount of time. It’s a way to meet new friends and collaborators, learn a lot, and make something fun!

Featured Unity plugins allow anyone to make playable games quickly, no programming experience necessary. Visual programming enables making games without knowing any code.

Programmers and experienced game designers will give tutorials for Unity3D and many of the visual programming plugins. We’re here to help!

Today’s game jam is a kickoff for projects you might want to take through winter break. Team up and make a game to show next semester and enter to exhibit your work, win even better prizes, and publish your games!

Sponsored by RiDE (Risk/ Dare/ Experiment), and the Pratt Gaming Clubs: Pratt Gaming/ Tabletop/ GameLab