Scattered through London's thirty-three boroughs were ninety-nine tiny games: posters on walls and floors in streets and parks, each one containing rules for an easy-to-play game.
99 Tiny Games was part of Showtime, presented by Mayor of London and London 2012 Festival. Showtime is a free outdoor arts festival giving all Londoners the chance to enjoy world class entertainment and culture on their doorstep. 99 Tiny Games will run from from 28 July to 20 August.
99 Tiny Games ran from 28 July to 20 August, as part of Showtime. There were games in bandstands and parks, on paths and tube station walls; on high streets, by shopping centres, under archways, in corners, in squares, by statues and lakes and bus-stops. Everywhere, really.
The map shows where games were - once there, there were large round posters stuck to the floor or wall. Each had a simple set of instructions on how to play a fun game in that space.
The games were for different numbers of players, and involve different types of activity, but you won't need any special equipment for any of them: just turn up, ideally with a friend or two, and get playing!
99 Tiny Games was part of Showtime, presented by Mayor of London and London 2012 Festival. Showtime is a free outdoor arts festival giving all Londoners the chance to enjoy world class entertainment and culture on their doorstep.
Visit http://www.molpresents.com/showtime for more information
Hide&Seek is one of the most innovative and creative game design studios in the world, and one of the core elements of our output is the delivery of pervasive live events.
Our live work includes large and small scale social games, participatory performances, and playful experiences that can happen anywhere in the physical landscape.
We create, collaborate on and produce live events for clients in the commercial, public and cultural sectors. We work with cultural organisations, artists, advertising agencies, brands and broadcasters. Our values are centered around our belief that play - as a theme, art form, way of being, and design tool - is integral to understanding how culture will develop in the 21st century.
Hide&Seek founded the UK's first festival of pervasive games in London in 2007 and are currently Artists in Residence at the Southbank Centre.
We'd like to thank to all the boroughs for their participation, Mayor of London, the Arts Council, and the London 2012 Festival.