Radar Blip was designed specifically for the Come Out and Play Festival in New York. The festival is an annual event for new types of games and allows designers to connect large audiences to play big games. It’s the first festival of its kind in the world and continues to lead the way in identifying trends in public gaming.
For our game, we re-imagined a baseball field as a radar screen. Players act as airplanes, attempting to avoid detection by outwitting radar operators. The game is played at night. Each player puts piece of reflective tape on their chest and chooses a spot to stand in the baseball field. The players are divided up into two teams. Each round a blindfolded team member has 10 seconds to hit a plane by lighting up their reflective tape.