Exhibition

Game Changers: Another Way to Play

7 Apr 2017 – 7 May 2017

Regular hours

Friday
11:00 – 20:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 20:00
Thursday
11:00 – 20:00

Cost of entry

Free

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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Discover how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes continue to influence designers making exciting new games today.

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Running as an extension of Now Play ThisGame Changers will provide an in-depth look at the creative process behind game design.

A timeline tracing how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes have evolved with a selection of contemporary examples – both physical and digital - will be on show for visitors to try, including:

Four regional variations of Orthogonal/Diagonal, Nova Jiang’s modified chess sets which showed at Now Play This in 2016. Inspired by traditional Bauhaus chess sets, the pieces’ physical shape indicates how they should move.

A playable installation of Zach Gage’s Really Bad Chess, a digital game that recreates chess with a random selection of pieces for each player.

Home Turf, by Ed Saperia, a distorted billiards table that combines the normal challenges of billiards with a deliberately difficult shape.

INKS by State of Play, an on-screen game within a physical pinball-style environment – derived from more traditional forms of billiards and bagatelle.

Maze, a challenging, two-player table-top maze game by sculptor Alexander Berchert.

Exhibiting artists

State of Play

Zach Gage

Ed Saperia

Alexander Berchert

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