Experiments in Play

A showcase of inventive and experimental games

Experiments in Play was an event I co-produced in 2019, showcasing inventive and experimental playful experiences that sit at the intersection of games, interactive design, and creative technology.

The show ran for three days, between 19-21 September, including an opening night gala with a panel discussion on narrative in games.

The showcase pushed the bounds of what games can offer as a medium and experiments with the vast capabilities of play. The breadth of work on show included physical performances and workshops, interactive literature, VR & AR experiences, alternative controllers, and playable works of art, as well as more traditional video game and board game experiences.

I was responsible to leading the get-in and set-up at the venue, completing appropriate health and safety checks, liaising with participants about their work, and co-ordinating the marketing of the show.