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CWL Futures ‘Play-your-place’ Game Jam
Fri 29 April 2016, 10:30 – 11:30 BST
10.30 - 11.30, Friday 29th April 2016
Council Room - Level 2, King's College London
This session is part of the Creativeworks London Festival. A full list of CWL Festival sessions can be found here.
Join Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield) and Mariza Dima (CWL) in this public video game-building workshop that uses drawing and play to stir imagination and discussion and help the CWL community develop a collective vision of the future of places of academic and artistic collaboration beyond CWL.
If Creativeworks London is a place and a community and is threatened because of funding cuts how can we all help shape its future and sustain the community that has been created beyond public funding? In this one hour workshop we will address this question using Play your Place, an open artwork and online game-building game created by artists, programmers, and imaginative citizens to develop a collective vision for a richer, emancipated life for all beings in all places.
We ask you to bring your expertise and be ready to swap your experiences and aspirations with other participants-creators. In the process, you will create the resources (in the form of drawings) and game mechanics for a polemical online platform game that can then be tested, remixed, relished and redistributed in epic play-sessions.
You will pinpoint obstacles to a good life, the tools and strategies by which these are overcome, and the rewards of success.
The drawings created – avatars, background settings, obstacles, rewards – form the building blocks of computer platform games about all things that people care about - full of local flavour. Afterwards anyone can join in online from their homes, workplaces, universities and clubs to remix, redistribute and play games, or to build their own from scratch.
The final game you will build collaboratively and will be available to play at the end of the festival’s drinks reception.
Mariza Dima, Creativeworks London and Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield