Somerset House’s annual experimental games festival may not be able to open to the public this year, so the organisers are taking it online instead. Now Play This at Home will stream talks, creative workshops, performances and interactive tours of popular games over the weekend the physical festival was supposed to take place, so you can still enjoy it online from your living room.
Highlights of the virtual programme include a discussion and Q&A live from ‘Animal Crossing’ with art critics Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad of The White Pube and game developer House House; a two-hour art and game-making workshop with the artists behind ‘Leap Then Look’ and live streams of exclusive tours of ‘Half-Life’ (1998) and ‘No Man’s Sky’ (2016).
Over the weekend, you’ll also be able to play online games and watch films at home from an exclusive, curated selection including Molleindustria and Ip Yuk-Yiu. Gamers, this is your time!
Access the festival via nowplaythis.net