Now Play This Summer Summit

Are you a game-maker or artist interested in careful and caring game design? We would like to invite you to the Now Play This Summer Summit! 

April’s Now Play This Festival investigated one of humanity’s foundational experiences: love. Continuing some of the insightful discussions started there, the Summer Summit will delve deeper into how games can be made with care in mind, both for players and developers. 

The Summit will be a one day event bringing together game-makers, artists and developers for a programme of talks and collaborative workshops culminating in an opportunity to prototype and share some new games in a gentle micro-jam. 

Joining us for the Summer Summit are Sky Tunley-Stainton (Safe in Our World), Sindi Breshani (Episod Studio), and Sarah Osmik & Sarah Berry (Relate), who will discuss their work exploring systems of care, mental health and social activism. 


10:00 – Panel Discussion: Careful Gaming – How can games promote a more caring world?

11:00 – Gameplay: A hands-on introduction to some games dealing with care

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Workshop: How we play together – A series of short game activities to start generating ideas about care

14:45 – Micro-jam: A chance to prototype some game ideas using themes from the rest of the day

17:00 – Presentation: Informal sharing of ideas and discussion about how we engage with care through game design

This event is pay-what-you-feel, but Eventbrite does not allow a zero amount in this ticket method. If this is a financial barrier for you to attend, please email to get a free ticket.

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The Now Play This Summer Summit is supported by Goethe Institut and Arts Council England