Now Play This 2019

Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design which runs at Somerset House in London as part of London Games Festival. In 2019 we expect the festival to run over two weekends 6-14 April, with talks and workshops for practitioners on the first weekend, and more family-focused events on the second.

ParallelWorlds2019 - Poster design by Yuk Fun

Parallel Worlds 2019

Parallel Worlds, the V&A’s conference dedicated to videogame design and culture, will be back in London for more critical conversations on Friday 25 January 2019, in conjunction with the V&A’s headline autumn exhibition ‘Videogames: Design / Play / Disrupt’. This day long international conference brings together talks from leading game designers, artists, engineers and thinkers…

Parallels: The Freeplay 2018 Showcase

Parallels highlights some of the most unique, experimental, and personal games being made in the independent games scenes of Australia and beyond. Come and watch as our speakers demonstrate and play their creations live on stage, and share their creative inspirations and journeys. Discover new games and game makers, and find out what makes them…

Now Play This 2018

“Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design, showcasing some of the most interesting games and playful work being made around the UK and the world. It will run for the fourth time at Somerset House in London from 6-8 April, 2018, as part of the London Games Festival.” http://nowplaythis.net/

Innovation, Play & the Future of Technology

Talk by Steven Johnson, author of “Wonderland : How Play Made the Modern World.” Steven Johnson, the international best-selling author of How We Got To Now, whose TED talk has had over 1 million views, in a talk on innovation and the future of technology seen through the history of play: the subject of his…

Parallel Worlds 2016

#Parallelworlds is the @V_and_A's first ever conference dedicated to videogame design & culture https://t.co/YtVaZZJLTj — marie (@tigershungry) September 27, 2016 How do the virtual worlds of videogames reflect and augment our reality? With VR headsets hitting the high street and augmented reality sending players hunting through their neighbourhoods 2016 has seen our virtual and physical worlds…

Wordplay London 2016

This year, our festival of writerly games will be happening in London, England, in a no less esteemed place than the British Library. According to the Wikipedia entry, it’s the largest library in the world and included in their collection of 170,000,000 items is the manuscript copy of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (which was later published as…

Beta Public 6

“Three nights of experimental games and theatre” Website: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/production/beta-public-vi/ Poster design by Musbuh

Beta Public Presents. 2016

After five sellout dates at CPT, Beta Public returns to programme four late nights of the wildest and weirdest crossover experiments in theatre and videogames. Expect artist-led Let’s Plays, audience-driven adventures, talks from cutting-edge game developers, and much, much more! Investigating a different theme each night, Beta Public Presents the newest work at the intersection of…