From simple children’s games to real-time multiplayer environments, play experiences are facilitated using vastly different amounts of resources. We open the festival with projects that help us think about the infrastructures behind the way we play.
Before the pandemic, flying to festivals (including Now Play This) was a thing that many people did, making up a large portion of the environmental impact of international cultural events.
This year, you can experience the ritualistic pleasure and mind-numbing boredom of flying to a festival with far less of the carbon footprint by joining us for a special event in Hosni Auji’s Airplane Mode. As an active passenger, chat with your fellow passengers, watch an in-flight movie, relax. It’s a long flight!
A streamed play of Airplane Mode on our Twitch channel, with opportunity to get involved through Twitch chat.
In addition, players could join as an active passenger and get a seat on the plane, collectively going through the flight eperience and larping on discord.
We have a number of community copies of Airplane Mode. If the cost of the game is prohibitive in any way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a community copy.
March 25, 3:00 pm GMT
Hosni Auji has taken the scenic route to game development, taking up professional and/or academic endeavors in graphic design, interactive media and filmmaking, while always looking for a conceptual edge on the peripheries. In 2014, He co-designed his first game Zero Age, a 3D atmospheric puzzle adventure for iOS.