This April, get yourself down to London's Somerset House for a month-long festival of game and play, kicking off with the return of the popular gaming weekend, Now Play This, where you'll be able to enjoy 50 different games, brought to you by both emerging and established game designers.
Expect The Art of Ping Pong – an interactive table that generated a unique piece of art each time a game is played; James Medd’s Awkward Arcade – a real-life experimental video arcade encouraging players to think and move in unusual ways; a post-apocalyptic mini-golf course on Somerset House’s River Terrace and a recreation of street artist Aida Gomez’s ‘Joy Is Here’ – a giant communal word search covering the walls of an entire room.
The weekend is part of a month-long exhibition, Game Changers: Another Way to Play, which looks more closely at the creative process behind game design. The show will reveal how designers and artists continue to adapt and reinvent familiar game mechanics to create new game possibilities.
Now Play This is from 7 - 9 April 2017 at the New Wing at Somerset House. Game Changers: Another Way to Play will take place from 7 April - 7 May in the Terrace Rooms. Find out more at www.somersethouse.org.uk.