Makers’ Corner

Welcome to our weekend of events running 6-7 April, for people with a particular interest in the processes and practice of making games.

Photo by Ben Peter Catchpole

A Makers’ Corner ticket is £25, and includes unlimited access to the Now Play This exhibition across 6-7 April; access to the Makers’ Corner dedicated space, with a selection of books and board games; plus:

Our new conference, “A Series of Interesting Decisions”

On Sunday 7 April from 11am-6pm, each of our speakers will discuss one of their projects, and look at the different decisions that went into creating it. Speakers include:

  • Amy Godliman (speaking about “Doggerland Radio”)
  • Grace Bruxner (“Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard”)
  • Hwa Young Jung (“Probationary: The Game of Life on Licence”)
  • Kenechukwu Ogbuagu (Nibcard Games)
  • Nikki Pugh (“Colony”)
  • Robert Yang (“Macho Cam”)
  • Tomo Kihara (“Is This Violence? Am I Too Sexy?”)
  • We Throw Switches (cabinets for the recent V&A exhibition “Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt”)
  •  Zach Gage (“Transit Meditation”)

and several more speakers to be announced.

Throughout the weekend there will be a series of scheduled games and workshops including:

  • “Playing with Artificial Eyes”, an introduction to designing experimental games with AI by Tomo Kihara.
  • “Biotic Game Design”, a workshop on hybrid bio-digital play from Raphael Kim
  • “Oulipo and Intrusions: Games to Navigate Complexity”, a workshop from Abi Palmer
  • The Mission: Occupy Mars, an in-development game from Exit Productions
  • Nibcard Selection, an introduction to the varied board games of Nibcard Games by Kenechukwu Ogbuagu
  • Shitpost Tarot, a game of drawing and prediction from Dámhín Mckeown and Gaby Aveiro-Ojeda

Bookings for workshops and games with limited space will be sent out in the week before the festival, and are available on a first-come first-served basis.