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NPT at Home: In Review

A Year of Transition 2020 was always due to be a year of transition for Now Play This. Previous festival director’s Holly Gramazio and V Buckenham had stepped down, and I, Marie Foulston, joined the existing production team of Sophie Sampson, Nick Murr

by Nick Murray News

Now Play This Postponement Announcement

We’re very sad to announce that we’ve decided to postpone this year’s Now Play This. We are so proud of the festival we put together and all the artists involved, but despite being a relatively small scale event, we have decided in light of global even

by Nick Murray NPT2020, News

Seeking board members

Now Play This is a festival of experimental gameplay and design, running annually at Somerset House as an integral part of the London Games Festival.  The festival is an exciting mix of new international and national development in design and showcases

by Sophie Sampson News
Marie Foulston

Announcing our Guest Director for 2020

  For five years Now Play This has been a home for innovative and experimental games from all over the world. Through our collaboration with London Games Festival and Somerset House we have had the distinct pleasure of championing interesting game

by Nick Murray NPT2020, News

Now Play This 2020 – OPEN CALL

Now Play This is returning to Somerset House from April 3rd – 5th as part of London Games Festival. Ahead of this year’s festival we’re once again opening up a call for playful makers and creators to tell us about their work. The submission deadline for the open call will be midnight, 3rd February.

by Nick Murray NPT2020, News

Announcement: A New Director

Now Play This first ran in 2015. We had half a dozen rooms of games and opened them for three days, testing out the idea of a festival that at game design in all its forms: videogames, board games, playful sculpture, interactive poetry, work by any artists who have play at the heart of their practice. Now, five festivals later, we’re looking for a new director to lead the festival and help us develop our direction for the future.

by Nick Murray News