The Emergent Game starts in earnest on 5 June although it’s been warming up for a little while now.
In case you’ve not been following it, it’s an ‘alternate reality game’ (although I prefer their description of ‘a framework for exploring your surroundings’) and is part of the New Generation Arts Festival.
Explaining what The Game involves is a little tricky but its main component is playfulness, which is hopefully enough to get you interested.
There’s still plenty of time to take part though and even a couple of workshops to help you on the way:
- Workshop 1 is at Rooty’s in the Custard Factory tonight (2 June). Drop in any time between 4.30pm and 7pm.
- Workshop 2 will be at BCU’s Dept of Fine Art on Margaret Street (just behind the BM&AG) between 2pm and 4pm on Friday 6 June.
There’ll be a sackful of toys and assorted items/materials for customising your new Luden. You can also get involved in devising the street games that will be played later in the month.
If you’re an existing player then don’t bring your avatar, whatever you do.
If none of this makes the slightest bit of sense then all will be revealed on the Emergent Game website. Well, some will be revealed.