The sun is out, tiny ducklings are announcing the arrival of spring, and we’re sure your minds will be turning to thoughts of racing through streets having excellent fun. To that end, we have some good news and some sad news.
The good news is, we’re going to not just one but TWO international* festivals over the summer. From June 17-19, we’ll be at You are GO!, Berlin’s first ever pervasive games festival. We’re bringing our balloons, flags, parlour games, and all the usual Hide&Seek fun – plus there’ll be games from Come out and Play, the Copenhagen Games Collective, and Berlin Invisible Playground (who are organising the whole thing).
Then in August from the 15th to the 27th, we’ll be at the impossibly lovely Forest Fringe in Edinburgh. We’ll be working with poet Ross Sutherland to make something new out of last year’s London Poetry Game, and we’re looking forward to collaborating with the wonderful artists and thinkers in residence to create all manner of games, experiences and adventures in and around the Forest Café.
(Incidentally, if you haven’t already signed the petition to save the Forest Café, please think about doing so. It’s one of the few remaining independent spaces in Edinburgh, and we would all be poorer for its loss.)
The sad news is, as we don’t have any regular source of funding for events at the moment, we won’t be able to run a Hide&Seek Weekender this year.
We hope and intend to be back next year, and we will definitely be running a few London Sandpits over late summer and autumn. We should have some dates confirmed in the next month or so and you’ll all be the first to know. In the meantime, if you’d like to help out with the development of an interesting new project that we’re working on, drop email@example.com an email with “DEATH” in the subject line, and we’ll drop something quick and fun in your inbox.
Finally, we hope to see you all at Igfest in Bristol at the end of May, which will have a plethora of amazing games including the unmissable 2.8 Hours Later.
[* Scotland is totally international. Ish.]
Picture by Robert Smith