Babycastles is a registered 501C3 non-profit collective with roots in New York's D.I.Y. culture dedicated to building platforms for diversity in video games culture at every level. We connect the independent game developer community with the broader New York art community, identifying exciting new voices in game creation from around the world and providing them exposure to new audiences.
Babycastles needs your help to continue providing a long-term stage to bring independent video games to cross-cultural audiences. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Babycastles today, via WithFriends or directly!

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Current active members
(years approximate)
Lauren Gardner
Stephen Clark
Krissy Rubbles
Sonya Belakhlef
Todd Anderson
Samo Johnston
Frank DeMarco
Karl Hohn
Prashast Thapan
John Bruneau
Katrina Allick
Yuxin Gao
Sam Bellamy
Blake Andrews (2017-p)



Inactive, hiatus or break
(years approximate)
Joe Salina
Iasmin Omar Ata
Iskandar Kourkjian-Mowad (2014-p)
Audrey Maginley (2016-p)



Former Meows
(years approximate)
Kunal Gupta
Syed Salahuddin
Ben Johnson (2010-17)
Arthur Ward
Jen Taclas
Charles Reinhardt
Zara Steadman (2014-17)
Emi Spicer
Robin Enrico
Hillary Reeves
Joe Perez
“Coach” Kyle Keller
Jono Mi Lo
Vikram Subramanian
Ari Spool
Rob Chabebe
Ida Benedetto
Alison Sirico
Dylan McKenzie
Rahil Patel
Haitham Ennasr
Ryan Hale
Dan Alongi
Jared Hiller
Jesse Fuchs
Kevin Chen

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.

© Babycastles, 2017
photos from: Emi Spicer, Ben Grad, Krissy Rubbles, John Bruneau, Joe Perez, Stephen Clark, Lauren Gardner