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Folk Lore: How Johann Sebastian Joust is defining a new gaming genre | The Verge
"Across the globe, like-minded individuals are getting caught in these games' gravitational pull, forming organizations and hosting events like Come Out and Play in New York and Hide & Seek's Weekender festivals in the UK. In London, a new series of events by the name of The Wild Rumpus are beginning to pick up steam.

"I don't feel I can speak for everyone, but for me its that I don't see why the style of games we played back in the playground had to be left there," Rumpus co-director Marie Foulston explained. "I don't just want to play against a machine, I want to play with other people.

"For video games especially, the concept of being physical and shifting away from the screen still feels like a contradiction in line with traditional expectations, but it's a fantastic one.""
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february 2012 by robertogreco
Playmakers on Vimeo
"playmakers, a 35 minute documentary, is the culmination of a six month project following the progress of Hide&Seek; game designers Alex Fleetwood and Holly Gramazio through the development of a new game. The documentary was filmed over the first 6 months of 2009 and premiered at the Sheffield Documentary festival. Playmakers will be available to download and view on the 5th of May 2010.

Over the last 50 years play has become an increasingly private activity. Now it is bursting back onto our streets. playmakers explores the emerging area of pervasive games it examines the implications of reclaiming play into the public domain and shows the possibilities offered by new technologies.

Playmakers investigates four main themes:

Part 1: Play…

Part 2: Public space…

Part 3: Technology…

Part 4: Theatre/art…"

[See also: http://playmakers.org.uk/ ]
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february 2012 by robertogreco

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