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Posts tagged “Now Play This”

Now Play This livestreamed virtual field trips and hiking tours last weekend

As with many other events in the year of Covid-19, Now Play This—the yearly exhibition on experimental game design—transitioned to a virtual space last weekend. Although not every planned part of the exhibition could be shown off in the new format, they still appeared to get up to some neat stuff that you can now watch back yourself. Game designer Gareth Damian Martin took players on…

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Priceless Play – 4 April 2020

Now Play This, a festival for experimental game design, is one of the many games events either postponed or cancelled to stop the spread of COVID-19. The festival has been running for six years or so, celebrating the strange and unexpected in game design, and each year it brings together some truly spectacular art pieces and games. This year, the festival team has had to…

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Sok-Stories is a cute ‘n’ easy game-maker tool

If you ever tinkered with Klik 'n' Play back in the day, or you just fancy doodling a game out in minutes, you might be delighted by the Sokpop Collective's new Sok-Stories. It's a quick 'n' cute game-making tool where we draw sprites in a wee MS Paint-y way, add them to scenes, whack in simple logic, and away you go. It's more a game-doodler…

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Players react to videogames in unexpected ways, and scary edutainment games prove it

When you move to a new house, items you have long forgotten get shifted from the back of a drawer and into your hands. This is how Duck City ended up in front of me. A game from the earlier years of my childhood, Duck City was designed by children’s author and illustrator Alan snow and released onto PC in 1996. It’s a collection of…

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Blocky Boris Announces London Games Festival

Updated to add a bit more about how the funding/investment is expected to filter along with regard to the UK games industry outside London.The London Games Festival is being revived and will take place in early April. April 1-10 to be precise.The festival is part of a wider three-year programme and aims "to do for London what Fashion Week has done for the fashion sector".…

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