now play this

An annual festival of experimental game design at Somerset House. 

 
 Now Play This 2016 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole) 

Now Play This 2016 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole) 

Now Play This is a showcase of play and game design, running at Somerset House as part of the London Games Festival. I've directed the festival since we founded it in  2014; it's now in its fourth year, drawing around 2500 players each year.

Now Play This is produced by Matheson Marcault, with Jo Summers and George Buckenham. It is supported by Arts Council England, Games London, Somerset House and the British Council.

 Now Play This 2017 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole)

Now Play This 2017 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole)

 Now Play This 2016 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole)

Now Play This 2016 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole)

 Now Play This 2016 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole)

Now Play This 2016 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole)

 Now Play This 2015 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole)

Now Play This 2015 (photo by Ben Peter Catchpole)