The Games Europe Plays

2–10 April, The Finnish Institute

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Inviting kids and families to learn and play with digital games!

An interactive games exhibition showcasing exciting independent European digital games for young people (4+) and families in the heart of London in King’s Cross.

Create and fly your robot, become your own perfect woman and explore magical worlds! The exhibition features children’s games Gigglebug (Finland), Toca Boca (Sweden), Tine Bech (Denmark/UK), Peter Lu & Lea Schönfelder (Germany) and Amanita Design (Czech Republic) looking at learning through play, identity, representation and future skills.

Join us on Thursday 7 April at 6pm for Game Play Europe - a conversation on making and playing today and in the future, moderated by curator Ghislaine Boddington. Panellists include Kate Russell and KooPee Hiltunen (Neogames Finland). rsvp: anna.popponen@finnish-institute.org.uk. The exhibition is the first in a series of three shows initiated by EUNIC London and curated by body technologist and digital expert Ghislaine Boddington. They will bring to the UK the best independent and innovative games made in Europe with a strong emphasis on design, virtual interactivity and physical engagement.

The Games Europe Plays is initiated by EUNIC London with the Czech Centre and coordinated by the Finnish Institute. Supported by the Arts Council England and the British Council, it is presented as part of the London Games Festival Fringe, at the University of Greenwich and Nesta’s FutureFest 2016. With additional support from the Czech Centre, the Danish Embassy, the Goethe-Institut London and the Swedish Embassy.

 

“Gaming today has gone digital and is evolving into some wonderful new forms, enabling us to en-vision future scenarios in which gaming experiences are at the centre of work and play. New for-mats use the whole of our bodies into the game, both through physical interactions and through exploring digital representations of ourselves. The exhibition allows us to explore a European per-spective on the evolution of games for the future.”

Ghislaine Boddington
Ghislaine Boddington