Wow. The Hide and Seek Weekender Festival has been such an exciting event!
Showing Mary Mack 5000 has been amazing. I got a lot of good feedback and constructive suggestions on how to improve the game. I will write up a to-do list later. It was such a good opportunity to have different people playing the game. I feel as if I was successful in reaching the 2 most important goals of the game:
- having a wide variety of people other than little girls playing the game
- having people enjoy themselves and the face-to-face experience
Besides showing MM5000, I was able to play a lot of great games at the festival. Some were more experimental than others, while some seemed like they had been tweaked to perfection. I really enjoyed Segue, by EnterPlay where you would control the direction of a live dancer through a game space by holding up musical score cards to a musician. Another game I enjoyed was Noah’s International Lark played with teammates in Delhi, India, where you get points for finding things in common with your long distance teammates.
I was so impressed by the street games community in London. Everyone is so enthusiastic, patient and imaginative. I had many interesting conversations about game play and games and met some really nice people. Photos after the jump….