Our game Meeting was curated into Now Play This at the London Games Festival, a weekend celebrating the wider possibilities of games. The peculiar, the beautiful, the deeply experimental. We were incredibly delighted to be included in the showcase among such wonderful and curious games.
The exhibition took place at The Somerset House by London's River Thames from the 1st - 3rd April. Its rooms and corridors were overtaken by families, students and aficionados playing games in what The Guardian called "a three-day extravaganza of 'outsider' games created by architects, poets and theatre folk." Meeting was showcased on Saturday with great success! We had queues of players of all ages. We witnessed children playing our game for the first time which ended up being an absolute delight. All players, whether strangers or siblings, left patting each other on the back, bonding from overcoming a common struggle.
A highlight of the weekend for me was being one of the four game developers chosen to be interviewed by none other than Keith Stuart and Erica Jordan Webber of The Guardian. It was my first time being interviewed ever - and on stage, in front of a live crowd with tv cameras no less! - but I am incredibly pleased with how smoothly and pleasantly it went. Stories about the making of Meeting were told and many laughs were shared.
The best part of the weekend though were the many after-drinks at The Lyceum Tavern with all the wonderful designers, poets, academics and creatives. The games scene is blessed with so many wonderful people doing so many interesting things. I feel incredibly blessed to have clinked drinks and shared thoughts with them.