Now Play This - Ben Peter Catchpole
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Now Play This 2018

06 – 08 April 2018
£8.00 / £6.50 concessions
New Wing
Somerset House

The three-day games festival returns as part of the city-wide London Games Festival, with a host of hands-on activities for all ages. This year, Now Play This explores international experimental game design, from the 1990s to the present day, that focuses identity and place.

Visitors can play inside or out, on screens or tables, join in workshops or make games for themselves. Highlights in this year’s edition include: Videogamo's Dobotone, where four players compete on a console while a fifth person takes on the role of the powerful ‘Game Remixer’ and can change the rules of play in real time; a weekend-long Flatgames workshop, encouraging people to draw pictures to get digitised and added into one giant game, and new game The Loss Levels from BAFTA award-winning digital artist Dan Hett, based on Hett’s own experiences after his brother Martyn was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing last May.

Now Play This 2017

A diverse and fascinating selection of experimental games.

The Guardian