In 2016 The Games Europe Plays brings to Londoners a selection of independent and innovative games made in Europe to experience and play.
Kicking off at the Finnish Institute in April 2016 as part of London Games Festival, showing at the University of Greenwich in July/August and showing in September 2016 as an exhibition as part of Nesta’s FutureFest, The Games Europe Plays was a series of exhibitions, events and talks inviting developers, makers, academics from Europe to meet and debate with the London audience.
The Games Europe Plays has showcased the best of EU gaming from full-bodied gaming interactive installations as well as screen-based games and apps. The exhibitions presented an immersive, playful journey through the most innovative gaming experiences from Europe today offering the audience the opportunity to envision how gaming is used today and can be used in the future.
‘The Games Europe Plays’ has been conceived and developed with curator Ghislaine Boddington to give visibility to the booming and vivid European gaming scene within the UK and to envision future scenarios in which gaming experiences are at the centre of work and play.
The Games Europe Plays is initiated by EUNIC London and the Czech Centre and coordinated by the Finnish Institute with body>data>space. Supported by the British Council and Arts Council England presented as part of the London Games Festival Fringe official programme, at the University of Greenwich and Nesta’s FutureFest 2016.
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