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 takes place from 25 - 28 March 2021 as a fully online festival with games, workshops and conversations that you can join from anywhere in the world. Explore the festival programme!

The four-day programme will explore 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 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.