HTTP Gallery - Game/Play at London Games Festival this weekend.
[giantJoystick] by Mary Flanagan. Truck Dismount by Jetro Lauha. The Endless Forest by Tale of Tales. Noiz2sa by Kenta Cho. Facade by Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern. 2nd Person Shooter by Julian Oliver. VisitorsStudio by Furtherfield.
HTTP were asked to be part of the London Games Festival, to introduce an alternative perspective of contemporary game culture from a grass roots level, in contrast to the traditional corporate elements that usually dominate these large and popular events. This is a major step forward for the London Games Festival group, and hopefully this will be the first of many 'Fringe' orientated opportunties, that serve in offering experimental and up and coming game artists/groups to have their work seen andc experienced by a diverse audience.
[giantJoystick] by Mary Flanagan was commissioned by the HTTP Gallery/Furtherfield.org and other independent video games selected by Corrado Morgana, are featured in the World Series of Video Games at the London Trocadero as part of the London Games Festival.
London Trocadero. Friday 6th - Sunday 8th October Open Fri- Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10-5pm 7 - 14 Coventry Street, London W1D 7DH 10am - 10pm
Information about London Games Festival http://www.londongamesfestival.co.uk/Custom/EventDetail.aspx?ID=66
Information about the Game/Play (touring) Exhibition. http://blog.game-play.org.uk
Information about HTTP Gallery. http://www.http.uk.net/