Now Play This 2018

At the heart of Now Play This is an exhibition of interactive installations, games, drawings and experiments which all use play and game design to explore their themes in different ways. In 2018, we looked at place and process: games which articulate something about what it means to be on a particular road or hillside or in a particular city, and games which explore how games work and give us a new perspective on what they can be. We also ran drop-in workshops across the three days, including a chance for visitors to draw and add to a game that’s being built up throughout the festival. 

Unlimited tickets, which allow entry throughout the festival as well as access to a range of other games and activities, were also available.

Our new commissions from game designers, composers, visual artists and architects included:

Dan Hett‘s The Loss Levels
David Helbich‘s Listening Automat
Froach Club‘s TITONIC FISHERMAN
Heather Robertson‘s I-35
Louis Roots‘ Custom Controllers
Playdate Office‘s Are We There Yet?
Sabrina Shirazi‘s soundtrack
Yara El-Sherbini‘s Roadmap for Peace
You+Pea‘s Peep-Pop City

sitting alongside upcoming and existing works that included:

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Mississippi


Karina Popp

Chinese

Games


Ruohong Wu

Dobotone


Videogamo

Fictional

Videogame Stills


Suzanne Treister

Flatgame

Selection


Various

Freeways

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Justin Smith

Geoguessr

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Geoguessr

Hear – Advanced

Listening


Rjdj Reality Jockey Ltd

I Create,

You Destroy


@ThoseMetaMakers 

LED

Gameboard


Wolfgang Huther and Rolf Lakämper

Manifesto Jam

selections


Various

Multibowl

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Bennett Foddy and AP Thomson

Panoramical

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Fernando Ramallo and David Kanaga

San Andreas

Deer Cam


Brent Watanabe

v r 3

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Pippin Barr

Wikipedia: the Text Adventure


Kevan Davis

Lost Wage

Rampage


Jane Friedhoff, Marlowe Dobbe and Andy Wallace