Festival for Playful Public Spaces


Hacked Off!

Hacked Off! sees players chase a series of phone calls in a frenzied search for fragments of hidden information. Competing for work at an unscrupulous paper, players are cast as Private Investigators and set out to find and reveal sensitive information, whilst remaining discreet to ensure stories of dishonourable behaviour don't get pinned to them by fellow players. In the light of the UK's Phone Hacking scandal, Hacked Off! Is a playful reflection on what and who can and cannot be trusted, and the nature of information in the public realm.


Format: Game
drop-in, 8 players, 20min each session

  • August 10, 2012 16:30 – 19:30

Larkin' About (UK)

Larkin’ About are passionate about first-person experiences, using game structures to re-invent the theatre experience with the participant at the centre. Larkin’ About is Manchester’s first and only group dedicated to producing and programming pervasive gaming projects. They aim to create and support a sustainable culture of game design, test and play in the North West of England.