The first Smart Oxford Playable City® Commission ‘Star Light, Star Bright’ launches on the streets of Oxford

Imagine if the stars shone just for you… Smart Oxford Playable City Commission unveils the first commission for the city, which places shared experience firmly at the heart of the future city. January 2018: Watershed and Smart Oxford are delighted to unveil the first Smart … Continue reading

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Burrowing our way through the future

We’ve had a few exciting updates from the ever growing games indie Remode who are currently working on a new game concept called “Burrow.”  Inspired by 1990s retro games, Burrow aims to be the definitive digging game in the history … Continue reading

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Uplifted – the new happiness game from Channel 4 Education

Uplifted, a new iOS and Android app about happiness, commissioned by Channel 4 Education and created by digital creative agency Kanoti is set in the faraway land of Happ, a place filled with joy, wonder and delight – or least … Continue reading

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D-pixing: the new Sudoku?

If you prefer playing Scrabble or Sudoku to Angry Birds on your phone, then you’ll love D-Pixing. Inspired by ancient hieroglyphics and based on Rebus puzzles popular in Victorian times, D-Pixing is a fee iPhone and iPad game created by … Continue reading

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Alex Fleetwood and Robert Briscoe at ExPlay 2012

The organisers of this year’s ExPlay Festival announced the two keynote speakers for the 1 – 2 November: Hide&Seek’s founding director Alex Fleetwood and artist Robert Briscoe. Fleetwood’s and his studio are passionate advocate’s of public play, integrating games with … Continue reading

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New York New York! Hide&Seek expands in USA

In case you haven’t heard yet, last week brought the news that games studio Hide&Seek, our friends behind The Building Is… and the recent Hide&Seek Weekender, are opening a new office in Soho, New York. The game studio already has … Continue reading

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Jo Twist to deliver ExPlay VIP keynote

ExPlay Festival 2012 organisers have announced this year’s keynote will be UKIE’s CEO Jo Twist. Taking on the role earlier this year, JoTwist has been working to make the UKIE trade body relevant to modern games development by giving its … Continue reading

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Let the Game Jam commence

This October, London’s Science Museum and The Pervasive Media Studios in Bristol are turning themselves over for 24 hours to the ExPlay Game Jam. Organised by this year’s ExPlay festival and led by bio-medical scientists from the Wellcome trust, game … Continue reading

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Even buildings have feelings

Say a polite bonjour, to La Gaite Lyrique, a beautiful Parisian building that can see, hear, smell and feel its visitors, courtesy of an experiment with games, lights, mirrors and buttons by London games studio Hide&Seek. LJ Rich from BBC … Continue reading

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Pleased to be playing with Hide&Seek on new projects

We’re proud to be working with Hide&Seek…or should we say playing? The games studios love all things to do with play, which they believe will form an increasingly important part of cultural life in the 21st century, and is essential … Continue reading

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