Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design running at Somerset House in London each Spring, showcasing interactive and playful work as part of the London Games Festival.

This year, Now Play This took place from 25 - 28 March 2021 as a fully online festival with games, workshops and conversations brining together audiences from across the globe. Explore the festival programme!

The four-day programme dug into the relationship between play, games and the climate crisis. What can playful art teach us about agency, resources and cooperation? Can games inspire us to relate sustainably to each other and to the environments around us? Is games culture complicit in this crisis? The official game selection is available on the festival page and all streamed events can be watched on Twitch or YouTube.

"The popular weekender brings the best of experimental game design from around the globe"

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Now Play This 2021 is directed by Sebastian Quack, and producers Nick Murray, Sophie Sampson and Jo Summers.