Posts Tagged ‘games’

Christ! I almost missed this, and it’s right up my strasse: a festival of play this weekend on the South Bank. Brought to you by the good people at Hide&Seek, it’s a three-day thingy (yesterday, today, tomorrow), where folk get to try out new social games and playful experiences. Most of it is free, to […]


Accomplice

09Jul10

Would you Adam and Eve it? The night after I blog about Tim Kring’s Conspiracy for Good, I meet a chap called Tom Salamon, who’s also doing a social games/storytelling thing in London. In fact, Tom’s show, Accomplice, has been around for a while. It launched in New York in 2005 and has also had […]


Aaaand we’re back… Totally wiped out after a monumental trip to China; soaking up the Shanghai Expo, clambering on the Great Wall, eating two banquets a day, generally enjoying the best that China has to offer, so big thanks to the British Council for sorting it out. It’s a charmed life I lead, and I’m […]


Games Britannia

07Dec09

Yep, December’s here in full force. Bonhomie, mince pies, and the feeling of being slightly pissed for a month. I quite like Christmas, but what with my addled attention span, by mid-December I’ve pretty much lost my flavour for it. And the prospect of having to sit through a slew of Christmas TV makes me […]


OK, a couple of deep breaths and some very loud techno later, I’m feeling a bit more sanguine. So it might be a good time to drop a quick update of some of the good stuff I’ve been up to in the last couple of weeks. Despite my bitching, there’s plenty going on at the […]


Hide & Seek

20Nov09

Hah! Good stuff happening! I blog randomly about how I’d like to see more social interaction games in London (see last post). And then today someone called Gideon Reeling starts following me on Twitter (don’t know if that’s connected – probably not). His blurb says he’s interested in play, so I google around a bit […]


I went to a very interesting talk last night by Kevin Slavin, the co-founder of New York games company area/code. The theme was ‘Playing the City’ and he was talking about how games can create and enhance social systems. In particular he was celebrating how games are returning to their social function after a few […]