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    2021 Update: Bit Bash + VGA Gallery Partnership

    Hello! It has been an extremely long year for us at Bit Bash. The ongoing pandemic forced us to cancel our plans for the 2020 festival, affected our entire community […]

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    2020 Update

    Heya friends! How’re ya doing? Keeping safe? Wearing a mask? You are?! That’s great! I’m sure the people around you appreciate it very much! Play anything interesting recently? Oh cool, […]

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    Win 2 tickets to Bit Bash at MSI – $80 value!

    WOAH we’re back this Saturday and Sunday with 80+ interactive experiences at the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere! And you can two tickets to this party! Enter below. a […]

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    Fabricade FAQ

    What is Bit Bash Presents: Fabricade?It is an interactive arts festival where you can play games from around the world, many of which you can only get your hands on […]

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    Win 2 tickets to Bit Bash 2017 – $60 value!

    You could win two tickets to our summer camp on Saturday, August 12th! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter with tweets, following @bitbashchicago, and responding with your thoughts on […]

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    Win 2 Tickets to Little Bash of Horrors!

    You could win two tickets to our frightful arcade on Friday, October 28th! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter with tweets, following @bitbashchicago, and helping us with our cocktail list. a Rafflecopter giveaway […]

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    Win 2 tickets to Bit Bash 2016!

    Our next big party is this Saturday, and we’re giving away two tickets to the event! You have multiple ways to enter by using Rafflecopter below. Win 2 Bit Bash […]

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    Thank you to everyone who joined us for Cool Jazz on March 9th! We had a ton of fun and hope you did, too. We also want to send a […]

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    International Games Day at the Harold Washington Library

    We love a good book. That’s why we’re celebrating International Games Day with video games at the library on Saturday instead of reading (makes total sense, right?). We’ll be there with […]

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    Miss us? Come hang at Neocade

    Itching to play some games? Come support the Neo-Futurists next week at Neocade. We’ll be there with these games for your finger appendages: Gardenarium, Shape of the World, JS Joust, […]

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  • A Very Special Thanks to Our Partners

    We were lucky enough to make Bit Bash happen in collaboration with Video Game Art Gallery, facilitators of Art Bash, and Cards Against Humanity, who brought you the super chill Quiet Sit Down Fun Lounge […]

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  • Thanks for Playing!

    We’re stoked that 1400 of our closest friends joined us for Bit Bash. We had a blast, and we hope you did, too. Help us out by taking a less-than-5-minute […]

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  • 2015 Poster Showcase Entries

    We opened submissions for our second Art Bash Poster Showcase to artists and designers back in July. Our guest jury selected designs that best embraced the theme Video Game Future […]

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  • We might have gone a little overboard

    Omnibus is in a half pipe. We built a custom controller for Downwell. Intense rhythm game Thumper will be in our sensory deprivation Airstream, for some reason. Not to mention […]

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    2015 Art Bash Poster Showcase Selections

    Bit Bash and VGA Gallery are extremely thankful to all who submitted their artwork to this showcase – you’re a supremely talented bunch! Here are our five selections; limited edition […]

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    VGA Gallery is curating Art Bash 2015!

    Our friends, Chicago-based non-profit Video Game Art Gallery, promote the exhibition, sale, and education of video game art. Get ready: they’re bringing prints from their collection for purchase at Bit […]

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