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Pivoting To The Virtual With Marie Foulston

As the current lockdown prompts us all to consider new ways of working, Now Play This – an annual festival of experimental game design – made the decision to host a virtual version of their festival online in April. NEoN’s festival communications coordinator Ana Hine caught up with guest curator Marie Foulston over Zoom, known

Live From Animal Crossing

Earlier this month art critic Gabrielle de la Puente from The White Pube met up with the creators of Untitled Goose Game, House House, inside the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Part of Now Play This – an annual festival of experimental game design – the interview brought up questions of how art organisations and institutions can

Twitch Plays Pawns

It’s not often that you can say that your game of chess included a postal voting system and a love affair, but Alistair Aitcheson’s interactive performance Pawns – held on the live streaming platform Twitch as part of Now Play This games festival on Sunday 5 April – was not a normal game of chess.  

Festival Diary 2020

*Sadly, due to the ongoing Covid-19 global coronavirus pandemic AND Festival have been postponed.* *However, Now Play This will be going ahead as a virtual festival – see details below* By now you’re hopefully familiar with what we do here at NEoN digital arts festival, but where do we turn when we’re looking for inspiration? Here are five festivals