Posts Tagged ‘games’

Off to igfest!

26May11

This weekend I’m off to Bristol’s mighty igfest, a festival of interesting games. I’m attending as both a designer with my fellow Larkin’ Agents as we debut our game Gate Crash. I’ll also be attending as a player. There are loads of games to look forward to and one in particular that I’m a little […]


I ran a game called 7:Candles:Mcr at an Old Trafford based pervasive gaming event for young people. The lovely people at Let’s Go Global filmed it. They almost made me look good! Almost.


I can just about stick my head over the parapet to spread the word about a new game I’m working on with Larkin’ About. It’s called Stranger on the Eleventh Floor and will be starting at 10pm at Manchester’s Nexus Art Cafe on 26th February. That’s this Saturday night! Wear shoes you can run in […]


After what has seemed like a veritable drought in terms of Manchester weather, at some point before dawn on Saturday 5th October 2011, the heavens opened. They didn’t close again until Sunday. As luck would have it, this was also the day of Let’s Go Global‘s pervasive gaming event Space Invaders. But try as it […]


First, a quick note on the way I’ll write about games on this blog. Essentially, I’ll do it in an untimely fashion. I play games fairly often but I don’t tend to pick them up on the first day of release and, because life happens all around me, I don’t often complete them all in […]


Playspace took place on Sat 4th December 2010 at Contact from 11:30 to well into the night. It was billed as a day to create, play and visit virtual worlds and I have to say that even such an ambitious statement fell short of capturing the creative energy that unleashed itself upon us on the […]


7:Candles:Mcr was a pervasive game I designed for Larkin’ About‘s winter event on 27th November 2010 at greenroom. The theme of the event was Winter Solstice and I designed the game with the idea of ‘driving back winter’ in mind. The game required players – in teams – to find six specific locations within a […]