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We are delighted to announce a number of opportunities available to creatives and artists for playARK festival 2013. We are commissioning game designers and experience makers to bring their games to Cardiff this November. The games can be anything from pervasive street games to computer assisted games. During playARK festival 2013 we will be programming two headline games, five pop-in games and then two games specifically for family orientated audiences. So if you have a game that you have already designed or you want to bring something new that will premiere at playARK we want to hear from you.

Below is a link for application packed full of further information on what we are looking for.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon August 30th

Find Out More and Apply Here

If you have any queries regarding this opportunity please contact Natalie yello@yellobrick.co.uk

playARK Games Festival and Talks 2013

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playARK Games Festival and Talks 2013

Two days of talks and games that dares you to playfully Reclaim learning, living and working now and in the future.

Festival Talks – Friday 1st November
10am - 5pm (9.30am Registration)
Weston Studio
Full - £25.00
Concessions - £15.00
Early bird tickets - £18.00 (available for a limited period only)

A conference that brings together a day of brilliant thinking from renowned speakers from the UK and internationally that explore the theory, practice and importance of playful and creative approaches to what we make and do. The day will look at how games, story and play is influencing new ways of developing creativity and changing behaviours and patterns of attention. Whether you have an interest in gaming or want to look at your business differently or investigate a possible new way of structuring education or even understand how games can pave the way towards social change then come and join us and find out what the possibilities are. Previous speakers have included Alice Taylor, Matt Locke, Dave Sharp, Dan Dixon and Dr Gareth Loudon.

Tickets are now on sale and are available from the WMC

Festival Games – Saturday 2nd November
10am - 5pm
WMC Glanfa Stage Area
Drop in Games - Free
Headline Games - £5.00

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We are please to announce that our headline game for playARK Games Festival 2012 is.........(drum roll).........yes you've guessed it........RENGA. So what's Renga I hear you say? Well it's like nothing you have ever played before.

“Renga was an amazing piece of new media: an interactive computer game with a narrative controlled by the audience with laser pointers. It was a great experience working as a team with other members of the audience to get to the end successfully.”

Renga

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Hand of the Watchers

There is a problem amongst the Watchers. One of the six sentinels who keep the immortal realm from manipulating our everyday life has been replaced by an impostor. These sentinels watch for breaches in the Veil which prevents dangerous creatures from leaking through to us.

Your task, as a Hand of the Watchers, is to discover the false sentinel and report back. You must find and question the six, gain their trust, and puzzle out whose actions don't fit. This is your chance to make your mark amongst the Watchers. But beware – other Hands have been assigned the same task. To prove yourself, keep out of their sight, and try to identify them and catch them unawares.

The winner is the team who solves the puzzle the fastest, with the fewest points against them.

Game designers
Crooked House

Game Type
Suitable for everyone

Do I need to bring anything?
You will need something to take a digital picture (i.e. a mobile phone or digital camera)

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This is Bingo but not as you know it. You become the bingo balls and your mobile phone the dabbers. Run, hide and capture as many moving targets (if you can) in this fun game of Human Bingo. Use your camera to take photo’s of other numbers. As soon as you get a full set....BINGO!!!

Game designers
yellobrick

Game Type
18+

Do I need to bring anything?
You will need something to take a digital picture (a phone or digital camera for example) We will supply the rest

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An exciting game of storytelling and creativity. Grab a set of lettered tiles and head out into the city. Twist shop signs, roadsigns and headlines to your will. When you return bring back your story and relive it with the rest of the players.

Game designers
Kevan Davis

Game Type
Suitable for everyone

Do I need to bring anything?
You will need something to take a digital picture (i.e. a mobile phone or digital camera)

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deerstalker

The year is 1733. Roguish villain Chick Turpin, notorious for deer thievery and highway robbery, has captured the Queen’s prize Stag. A hefty reward is offered for it’s safe return. Can you out-run Chick Turpin, rescue the stag, and recover hoards of stolen booty along the way?

This thrilling treasure hunt, tag team, relay race chase, casts players as 18th century villagers with good noses for hunting and an ability to run (almost) like the wind. But will village heroes become villainous crooks? The choice is yours, share the booty with your team, or head for the grand reward alone…

Game designers:
Team Beak

Game Type:
Suitable for everyone.
Requires mobility.

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Pick me up, pass me around and one lucky person will get the prize.

The parcel has instructions that must be followed. Where will they lead you? Who will you meet along the way? And the question on everyone's lips.......who will win the surprise?

A re-work of Surpass the Parcel. Your chance to socialise and unwrap some new prizes.

Game designers
Original idea by Kevan Davis and Holly Gramazio but tweaked by thinkARK for playARK

Game Type
Suitable for everyone

Do I need to bring anything?
Just bring yourself

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Choose between numbers 1 and 2.
It's simple.
You can only choose one number.
Number 1 will lead you one way and 2 will lead you another.

Life in beta is a test immersive experience developed by yello brick that explores the ripples and traces that people leave behind. Listen, observe and explore the world through a phone call with a stranger.

Game designers
yello brick

Game Type
Suitable for everyone

Do I need to bring anything?
You will need a mobile phone to play life in beta

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We thought we would look at an old game and make it that bit tougher. Fancy an egg and spoon race but with space hoppers thrown into the mix?

Your chance to relive those sports day challenges.

Game designers
yellobrick

Game Type
12+

Do I need to bring anything?
Just bring yourself and your game face

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