Glorious Trainwrecks x Babycastles

March 29 — April 15, 2018

Staged trainwrecks with empty trains used to be a spectacle for the general population. Would the world not be a better place if we brought this tradition back?

Glorious Trainwrecks X Babycastles is a salon-style event curated by and featuring many members from the Glorious Trainwrecks community. We want to showcase the wide diversity of creators that GT has been home to over the years, as well as invite anybody interested to try making a game of their own. There will be digital arcades, physical re-editions of fan-favorites, and micro game jams showing that, yes, anybody can make a trainwreck in an hour or less! The show will coincide with the release of a Glorious Trainwrecks CD compiling the games in the event, as well as a Zine. (zine is here:

Anyone can make a game and submit it to the Glorious Trainwrecks x Babycastles showcase. Deadline for submission is on March 16th "at dawn" EST. This should either be a game you have already made for Glorious Trainwrecks, or a new game for this event. More:


Who is Glorious Trainwrecks?
Glorious Trainwrecks is about bringing back the spirit of postcardware, circa 1993. It's about throwing a bunch of random crap into your game and keeping whatever sticks. About bringing back a time when you didn't care so much about "production values", as much as ripping sound samples from your favorite television shows to use in your game, or animating pictures of yourself making goofy faces on your webcam. Where every ridiculous idea you had, you would just sit down and code. When you would make up a "company name" to legitimize dorking around on the computer with your friends. It's OK if your game isn't "good" - it's better for a game to be interesting, anyway.

Babycastles is a community committed to being a safe, respectful and positive environment -- supporting artists and guests by providing a space for free expression of all people.  Upon entry, all attendees agree to respect personal boundaries and take responsibility for their actions and experience.  

Babycastles will not tolerate language or behavior that is oppressive. We define oppressive behavior as: >> Any kind of uninvited physical contact, sexual or otherwise
>> Comments or other behaviors that are racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic, ableist, classist, ageist, or otherwise discriminatory
>> Deliberate intimidation
>> Harassing photography or recording
>> Sustained or willful disruption of events, programming, or services

A safe and respectful community is everyone's responsibility. We encourage you to make friends and look out for each other. If you see someone who might be in trouble or in need of assistance, don't hesitate to ask them if they need support or let Babycastles staff or volunteers know.

Individuals who have engaged in oppressive behaviors outside of Babycastles will be held accountable within it. Those with a history of being called out for sexual assault, abuse or other oppressive behaviors may not be permitted entry into the space.
Any member of the Babycastles staff/organization may ask you to leave at any time if your behavior makes others uncomfortable. Additionally, Babycastles is not above its own policies -- all members of Babycastles are expected to adhere to all of the above.

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photos from: Emi Spicer, Ben Grad, Krissy Rubbles, John Bruneau, Joe Perez, Stephen Clark, Lauren Gardner