Bit Bash, the interactive arts festival hosted by members of Chicago’s indie game scene, was back this year for its fourth annual soiree. Last month, it filled the Revel Fulton Market with dozens of games and hundreds of locals, all focused on a curated selection of eclectic experiences.
This year, the Bit Bash theme was “summer camp.” Attendees took a short quiz before being assigned to one of four teams based on their personality and interests. They then received a small booklet, which invited them to try out a selection of games and collect merit badges.
Games tended to fall into one of four categories. There were local multiplayer games like Wibble Wobble, high-concept games like Four Last Things, unique tabletop games like RainboDisko (pictured above) and physical games like Hermitug.
After everyone had their fill of games, guests were treated to dance music and chiptunes from local artists like VenoSci and Benedict Fritz. Bit Bash also featured the music of Joel Corelitz, the composer for The Unfinished Swan and Tumbleseed, as well as music from producer HarmonicSapien.