Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events.
Here, we speak to Charlotte Roach, the founder of exercise event Rabble
Tell us a bit about your event.
Rabble got bored of boring exercise. We just wanted to make exercise as social, enjoyable and fun as it was when we were kids. So we brought those games back. We play everything from British Bulldogs to Capture the Flag, dodgeball and many more that we’ve since created. All the games are designed to give you a good run around, but the rules shift every 3 minutes to keep you focused on strategy. It’s classic old school fun to replace the boring, repetitive, lonely chore that’s often associated with ‘exercise’.
Who is this event for?
Our event is for anyone over 18 (or 16-plus with parental consent), who loves the adrenaline rush that comes with playing active games, who likes being mentally and physically challenged, loves team games or things exercise sucks.
Why should people come along?
People should come along for that nostalgic sense of joy that you’ll remember from the playground. The adrenaline spike you feel when you’re running for freedom, the other team is hot on your heels and you manage to make it over the line and score for your team – it feels great!
Why were you keen to be involved in London Games Festival?
We were keen to be part of such a great event, aiming to put games based events on showcase. We love all kinds of games and can’t wait to try out some of the other offerings to get our games based fix!
What events have you done before?
We’ve been playing games for over 3 years now, we’ve played pretty much everywhere from parks to beaches, swimming pools and kids playgrounds! Anywhere that allows us to set up a novel games experience, adding drama to the games, with a covert fitness goal.
What video games do you enjoy?
My favourite games are team based, victory is always sweeter if you can share it with someone. I’m also a huge fan of exploratory games, on or offline. Offline, hiding in trees, bushes and then timing your bid for freedom and online exploring new worlds.