Pervasive Games / from 2007 onwards
Alongside these larger projects, I’ve worked on a lot of smaller-scale games for cities and public space.
For example, the True or False Tour, a walk devised for InTRANSIT Festival in which two guides - here Silvana Maimone and Chris Roberts - take a walking group on a tour. At each stop, each guide recounts a story. One tells the truth, and the other lies. Players divide into two groups depending on who they believe; if they’re wrong, they can then try to make up for their mistake by playing a minigame themed around the true story they missed. (Photos by Robert Baker-Self.)
The True or False Tour ran in 2008 and 2009. Chris Roberts, one of the original guides, now runs excellent London Liars Tours independently, and Little Art House Studios runs a similar walk regularly in Penang, with permission.
The rules to the Soho Stag Hunt, Semaphoria and some of my other pervasive games are available under a Creative Commons license on Ludocity.