On November 28, the Perth Town Hall will be filled with locally made games, playable for free! We’re pleased to have FTI on board as a gold sponsor, who have coordinated a great guest speaker and excellent selection of live-action games for you to play!
FTI has been enhancing the vibrancy of the screen sector in WA for over 40 years and now proudly provides support for the games and interactive industry, including the only funding available to WA game developers, OOMPF! Games. FTI also runs Playup Perth which provides a free game testing resource and showcasing event, LEVEL ONE, a weekly free co-working space for local developers as well as ongoing advice, referrals and advocacy for the industry.
FTI will be bringing internationally acclaimed game designer Amani Naseem to the Perth Games Festival! Amani specializes in experimental and pervasive games, which turn the real world into a game space. Amani will be bringing three of her cutting-edge games to the Festival, and will join Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie to speak about her award winning work and the ‘Future of Games’ during our talks schedule.
GAME: THE WHISTLER (Tickets $10, ages 16+)
26th & 28th November 2015 @ Robertson Park, near the corner of Fitzgerald and Stuart st.
This live horror game is a special after-hours event (7.30pm-9:30pm) where you explore, discover, run, hide, sneak, cooperate and ultimately attempt to not die. It will certainly keep you on your toes, so please wear suitable clothes for being sneaky and/or running in terror. Tickets are limited for The Whistler event, so head on over to Eventbrite to grab them now: thewhistler.eventbrite.com.au
GAME: MAGNETIZE ME (free!)
Saturday, 28 November 2015 @ Perth Town Hall. Cnr of Hay St & Barrack St, Perth
A two player game where one player is mounted with 2-5 Move Controllers and the other player with 2 magnets, one blue, one yellow. When the game is on, a random Move Controller will light up in either blue or yellow showing which magnet to connect that controller to. The players must then keep that controller and magnet connected while dancing to the beat. The more you dance (move to the beat), the higher the score. This however, also makes it more difficult! And fun!
GAME: JELLY STOMP (free!)
Sunday, 29 November 2015 @ SK Games. 167 Fitzgerald ST Northbridge
The game will be taking place as part of Backyard.SK’s Extended Play Unconference, all are welcome! Played in teams of two. Players fight to stomp each others jelly fish (PS Move controllers) and protect their own. When the Playstation Move controllers are plopped under water the bluetooth connection breaks. Three times under water kills a jelly fish.
TALK: THE FUTURE OF GAMING (free!)
(Saturday, 28 November 2015 @ Perth Town Hall. Cnr of Hay ST & Barrack ST, Perth)
Amani Naseem will be joined by Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie at the Perth Games Festival, to discuss their work in pervasive games, and what the future of augmented and mixed reality games may look like.
Amani is an artist and researcher from the Maldives currently based in Copenhagen and Melbourne. Her creative, experimental works have been shown at exhibitions, conferences and games festivals across the world. Enriching games culture, Amani organizes jams, workshops, exhibitions and experimental play events as part of the Copenhagen Game Collective.
Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie
Named as one of MCV’s most influential women in games in Australia and New Zealand for 2015, Kate is an an award winning game designer, technologist and champion for the games industry in WA. She is a domain expert in the two most important cultural and economic forces of the past 20 years: games and the internet. She is currently the Director of the Games & Interactive Program at FTI and the Founder of Games We Play.
Amani Naseem and Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie will be joined by over 30 West Australian developers who will be sharing their PC, tabletop, console, mobile and live action games, as well as VR and AR experiences. For all the details on Amani’s visit, head to www.fti.asn.au/future-gaming. And don’t forget, you can join the Perth Games Festival facebook event page to keep track of all the latest news on the event!
[And of course once again, thank you to all our Sponsors Autodesk, City of Perth, Game City, Binary Space, Hungry Sky, Sentient Computing, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Surprise Attack, and FTI!]