If you’ve been following our Kickstarter you may have read the bit where we mention celebrity game designers. You probably read it fast, though, because there was so much else to look at. You definitely didn’t stop and think hard about it, because if you did, your brain would have exploded a bit, which we know to be a fact because we just tried it and zpppftllmb.
Here’s why. Literally in no particular order, these are the people contributing new, unique, unpredictable, wonderful games that YOU will get to play if you back the project at any tier.
A complete run-down of all the awesome stuff you get if you back the game at the ‘All The Tiny Games Deluxe’ tier. Yours for a bargainous £12!
We have no grand trick to play on you this April morning. We could have unveiled Tiny Games For Dentists (bonus points if your patient’s still conscious!) or announced Hide&Seek’s acquisition as a new division of Blackwater, but we’ve dedicated our energies instead to coming up with a couple of games you can play today, [...]
So, today is International Tabletop Day a day when we’re all encouraged to head out into public and play a tabletop game. Obviously this is something very close to our hearts, but we wanted to give a it a little dash of Tiny Games flavour. We could make Tiny Games to be played on tabletops, [...]
Picture by Quichot Easter egg hunts are amazing – but they do tend to be pretty consistent from year-to-year. Someone gets some eggs; they hide them around the place; someone else hunts. In the classic version, you get to keep the eggs you find, but in the “fair” version (that is, the “pandering to incompetent [...]
We’re in the middle of a Kickstarter for our Tiny Games App (BACK US, IT WILL BE AMAZING), and it’s Easter weekend, so we were going to design some Tiny Games for Easter – but when we began coming up with ideas, we kept getting distracted by all the quick, fun, silly, gorgeous Easter games that already exist. So instead, here’s some Easter games in the spirit of the Tiny Games project, but with a lineage that’s sometimes hundreds of years old – and a lot more eggs.
Mark Heggen introduces Backspaces, a new platform for Tiny Games that we’ll be using throughout our Kickstarter campaign.
A post about all the rewards we designed for our Kickstarter that stayed on the cutting-room floor.
As we build up to the unveiling of our giant tiny Kickstarter, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be bringing some brand new tiny games to PAX East. Tickets for the event have now sold out, but if you’re one of the lucky ones already going, then keep your eyes peeled around the site for instructions for how to play games like “Fantasy Fencing”, “Epic Floor Expedition” and “Fakemon”.
Last year, we spent July travelling around London. We stood outside libraries and council chambers and bandstands, in the middle of bandstands and parks and public squares, on the side of little streets and big railway stations and bandstands, and went: hrrrrm. What looks like fun?
As I reflect back on a year in which Hide&Seek turned five, opened a studio in New York, and made more games than ever before, something I keep coming back to is Paolo Pedercini’s deeply thought-provoking microtalk at Indiecade, Toward Independence.
We’re very excited to be announcing a new project: a collection of site-specific games spread all across London.
Yes, “all across”: three in each borough, for a total of ninety-nine. 99 Tiny Games. Each one a unique ruleset just a few sentences long, printed on a vinyl and stuck onto the ground or a wall somewhere in London, sitting there, waiting to be played by passers-by.
This is a tiny game that we made:
It’s one of ten tiny games that have been stuck to the ground around the Southbank. It’s two sentences long. Part of the reason it’s so short is that it’s site-specific: designed to be played on a piece of ground with big square pavers, like the space you can see here near the Hayward Gallery. When the playing field is right in front of you, the rules can be a little more succinct.
This is another tiny game: