games and things

I'm a game designer. I run Matheson Marcault with Sophie Sampson - we're a new company making games that engage with history, physicality and public space. 

Most of my work is over at the Matheson Marcault website, but there are some personal projects here.

Call for Playtesters

Over the last month or so I've been working with Sophie Sampson on a project that's somewhere between a game and a walkable puzzle. We'll write more about the project and what it's for soon, but first we need playtesters!

The way you play is to follow a walk marked on a map, and stop at different locations along the way - where you're challenged to match up illustrations and stories  to the environment around you, figuring out which story corresponds to which location.

We're looking for people to try out the walks this weekend - Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May. Each walk takes around 90 minutes - if you'd like to join us for one, we'd love you to try them out and help us with our testing.

Our schedule is:

  • 12:00 Saturday: North Kensington, starting near Westbourne Grove; a walk about how a place's fortunes can change over time 
  • 3:00 Saturday: Brompton Road, starting near West Brompton station; a walk about things underground
  • 1:00 Sunday: Holland Park and High Street Kensington, starting near Holland Park tube; a walk about power
  • 4:00 Sunday: Chelsea, starting near Sloane Square; a walk about artists and obsession

You can play on your own or in a small group - if you have children with you the Brompton Road walk is probably the best bet, or perhaps Holland Park.

We'd love to have a few people to try out each route, so if you're up for it, drop us an email - holly@hollygramazio.net and sophie@sophiesampson.com!