Play Your Place: Play the Web We Want – Southbank Centre, London, 29-30 November 2014

Join Furtherfield for a free 2 day public game-jam event at Southbank Centre. Create online computer platform games for the extraordinary evolution of our species… or for total catastrophe… it’s your choice.

29-30 November, 11-6pm, Level 2 Foyer at Southbank Centre, London.

Play the Web We Want is a Furtherfield project, based on the open game artwork by Ruth Catlow and Dr Mary Flanagan.

Join us to draw, make and play games for the Web We Want: to defend freedom of access and a life free from surveillance and data exploitation; to distribute knowledge and resources for the benefit of millions of people and their enduring communities.

We will devise tactics and tools. Our drawings – avatars, background settings, obstacles, rewards – will form the building blocks of computer platform games of the Web We Want. Afterwards anyone can join in online from their homes, workplaces, universities and clubs to remix, redistribute and play games, or to build their own from scratch.

Furtherfield will continue to develop games with others, hosting game-building workshops, gatherings and public events to build games for the future of the distributed web at Furtherfield Commons, the community labspace in Finsbury Park, London N4.

For more info or if you would like to commission future developments for PlayYourPlace contact

follow @PlayYourPlace & @furtherfield


Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
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About Play Your Place

Play Your Place is an ongoing open artwork and online game building platform. It is based on a collaboration between Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield) and Dr Mary Flanagan (Tiltfactor) in which people build computer platform games about their aspirations for the future, locally and globally. The free and open source game building software was developed with Soda, and is published on Github.

About Furtherfield

Furtherfield is the UK’s leading organisation for arts, technology and social change. Since 1997 Furtherfield has created online and physical spaces and places for people to come together to develop and create critical experimental art and digital technologies on their own terms. Furtherfield Gallery and Commons are based in the heart of London’s Finsbury Park. This serves as a hub to connect and activate local and international communities of artists, technologists, thinkers and doers.

Furtherfield is supported by Haringey Council and Arts Council England through the National Portfolio funding programme.