Festival for Playful Public Spaces


Firefly - a game of dark intentions

A tagging game that explores temporal memory, and exploits the balance of collaboration and competition. The action takes place at night. Your first strategic move is the clothing you wear. Players, wearing Flashing LED badges will compete to see who can steal the most badges from other players. However, the prize you seek may be your down fall. You will have to be clever to succeed.


Format: Game
drop-in, each with 8-10 players, 15min each session

  • August 11, 2012 22:00 – 23:00

Athens Plaython (GR)


Athens Plaython is a new group that brings to Athens city a festival of big urban games, played on the streets, walls and squares of the city. In September 2012 we will host a series of urban games using innovative technologies and game design workshops for kids and adults. Reclaiming the city as a game space and providing opportunities for creativity and cooperation is one of our scopes. Maria Saridaki is exploring game design and play between worlds. She is a researcher at the University of Athens - www.media.uoa.gr , a research and education manager at Athens Plaython - www.athensplaython.org  and a proud member of the Playopticons Team - www.playopticons.com . Her research interest lies in games based learning for students with and without disabilities, propaganda games as well as transmedia storytelling of old myths with new media.  Chloe Varelidi is a game designer and educator. She works at Mozilla  by day and runs Athens Plaython  by night, a street games festival that takes place in her hometown of Athens, Greece. Previously, Chloe was a founding staff at the Institute of Play  and a Creative Director at MissionLab, a game design studio located within the Quest To Learn  school in New York.