Now Play This: Special Events

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Alongside the exhibition, each day has its own collection of special events…

On Friday we’ll focus on the processes of making games – with a Code Liberation Foundation game-making workshop, and an afternoon of microtalks from 3pm to 6pm – come along to listen or sign up on the day to deliver a five-minute talk yourself:

  • 3pm-4pm: Holly Nielsen, board games and history // Tom ‘Grenadine’ Leonard, how to shelter yourself from your creative project // Nate Crowley, a thousand imaginary games // Tatiana Vilela dos Santos, game designers as fantasising gods // Veve Jaffa
  • 4pm-5pm: Jonathan Giroux, learning through rapid game prototyping // Delphine Fourneau, the making of Sacramento // Jono Sandilands, Pinball Craze! // Lee Shang Lun
  • 5pm-6pm: Gregory Kogos, alternative controls and hardware games // Quang Nguyen, making your game stand out at expos // Zuraida Buter, vines! // Richard Burns and Miyu Hayashi, the technical problems of Thread Racer // Lucy Stylianou, making an autobiographical game

We’ll also show Gibson/Martelli’s MAN A through the afternoon, and Shailesh Prabhu’s new sport Dariya Kanare, and, at 7pm, a performance of Liliane Lijn’s 1974 Poem Game.

On Saturday it’s a day for more games – with apocalyptic Anthropo-Scenic Golf, broom-based sport-game Sweeper Keeper, drop-in workshops Toy Generator and Affix, and a board games showcase throughout the day. From 6:30pm to 8:00 that evening, we’ll have talks on interaction and play in public spaces from Ruth Gibson (Gibson/Martelli), Ashvin de Vos (Variant Office) and Toby Parkin (Science Museum) – encompassing fine art, architecture and curation.

On Sunday, our new outdoor game is Carpe Diem, plus there’s more Anthropo-Scenic Golf, puzzle-solving and plague-fighting, and a day of strange and experimental controllers.

FRIDAY

12 Orbits


Roman Uhlig

Dariya Kinare


Shailesh Prabhu

Microtalks


Assorted Speakers

Muddledash


Slampunks

The Guardian Interviews…


Keith Stuart and Jordan Erica Webber

Magic Interactivity on the web with P5.js

booking required


Code Liberation Foundation (booking required, limited spaces)

Poem Game


Liliane Lijn

SATURDAY

Anthropo-Scenic Golf


Gary Campbell and Jeannine Inglis Hall

Beesness


Matteo Menapace

Breakup Squad


Catt Small and friends

Crisis Chess


Hazel Savage, Tom McRogers, and Victor Baumbach

Cuckoo Curling


Grenadine

Explorers


Peter Law

Invisible Garden


Rosa Carbo-Mascarell and Tim Phillips

Majestic Dinosaurs


Jackson Tegu

OBAWCATRVOS


Laura Michet

RainboDisko


Arcade Vinyl Inc.

Rampunctious


Fickle Games

Sweeper Keeper


Lena Mech and Patrick Jarnfelt

Tangled Paths


Luis Diaz Peralta

The Guardian Interviews…


Keith Stuart and Jordan Erica Webber

Thunderbrain and the Colour Machines


Big Potato

Toy Generator


Cult Milk

The Wind’s Soft Welcome


Sam Sheffield

Sunday

Anthropo-Scenic Golf


Gary Campbell and Jeannine Inglis Hall

Bear Abouts


Becca Rose

Cuckoo Curling


Grenadine

Chicken Jump


Firepunchd Games

Invisible Garden


Rosa Carbo-Mascarell and Tim Phillips

Living Orb


Jonathan Giroux

MaoMao Castle


Quang Nguyen

Muddledash


Slampunks

Of Plagues, Deceptions and Other Things

booking required


Block Stop

Poseurs


Nick Giles

Rotoring


Gregory Kogos

Rubber Arms


Robin Baumgarten

The Guardian Interviews…


Keith Stuart and Jordan Erica Webber

& Exhale


Mala Lal

Move Mixer No.6: The PS Move Light as a Ball


Hazel Savage


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