Playing The Game is a free public event focusing on conversations between independent games and different cultural expressions like art, music and design.
This second edition of the event will be held in Milan (Italy) during the weekend of October 26–27 2013.
The event will feature the projects Bosch Art Game, Brush Chronicles and Will Love Tear Us Apart, all showcased to the audience with freely-playable installations and a schedule of official presentations held by the developers themselves.
Game:ART:Gallery will display works of art ranging from paintings to interactive artistic installations, crafted with various techniques and materials, like canvases, digital frescos, wood and Skybond. The pieces presented by Game:ART:Gallery are a tribute to the fourteen purchases made by MOMA and are authorial works by the game artists Samuele Arcangioli, Emanuele la Loggia, Daniela Masera, Marco Mendeni, Gabriella Parisi, Luca Roncella, Filippo Scaboro and Streamcolors (Giacomo Giannella).
GameSearch.it will provide a selection of video games from the recent past, freely playable by everyone.
Furthermore, the Game Studies book Estetica dei videogiochi. Percorsi, evoluzioni, ibridazioni, edited by VIGAMUS – Videogame Museum of Rome, will be presented by its author, Luca Papale.
The event will also host talks and contributes by Andrea Chirichelli (Players Magazine), Emanuele Cabrini (GameSearch.it) and Michele Caletti, Milestone developer who will present his self-published indie game: The Waste Land.
Saturday will see the presence of a special guest: OVOSONICO, that will show to the public the original artworks of Murasaki Baby. Finally, Flavio Scutti and Tonylight (Antonio Cavadini) will tell us about Micromusic and will light the evening up with live, videogames-inspired music.