08 October 2015
The Londoner's Guide to London
A unique opportunity to experience gaming culture, the Player Festival at Science Museum will inspire those with creative minds and thrill those who simply love adventure.
An arsenal of exciting games are on offer at the Player Festival at Science Museum, from lifesize Battleships to Polybius, a custom built arcade cabinet which aims to blur the boundary between the digital world and the physical one. One of the most fascinating games however, is Pong, inspired by the 80's video game Ping. It's projected onto the floor with players being able to kick and move the ball around via heat sensors.
In addition to these free gaming activities, there are also ticketed events. For £5.00 you can attend Games Jam, a day-long event for enthusiasts who wish to venture into the computer games producing world. You will get the chance to work with curators and live gamers to produce an experimental game to show off at the weekend dates of the Player Festival. The Science Museum will present the winner with the Player Award 2011.
Take me to your scientist
To round off your experience don't miss out on Take Me To Your Scientist Lates event by Hide and Seek. Costing £8.00, this late night game finishes at 12am and encourages players to sneak, discover and plan how to convince the aliens, who are taking over the closed museum, that we mean no harm. Whether you want to release the inner child, or simply want to take your child to one of the daytime events, the Player Festival at Science Museum promises to excite all.
Other interactive events taking place during the Player Festival include the chance to test your speed, concentration and precision on the pimped up sewing machines by Ordinary Adventures (pictured). You can also hook yourself up to a heart moniter and see if you can keep your cool in the high pressure Pulse challenge.
Taking place from 28th September - 2nd October 2011, Player Festival at Science Museum is a free event. Games Jam costs £5.00 and tickets for Take Me To Your Scientist cost £8.00.
For more information on the programme of free events at the gaming festival and to buy tickets, click on the link below.
Science Museum Official Site
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