WHAT'S CONFiRMED - click the description
THE WORLD'S FIRST POST-TRUTH GAMING BOOK
Come listen to that bloke what wrote this book, get your copy signed or pitch another game idea. Either way, it's a priviledge to have him with us for Saturday 4th Nov.
After rashly tweeting he would dream up an imaginary computer game for every 'like' received, Nate Crowley found himself on an epic quest to conjure up hundreds of entirely fictional titles.
From 1980s hits like BeastEnders to modern classics like 90s Goth Soccer and BinCrab Destiny, this beautiful retrospective takes the reader on a lavish tour of the most memorable and groundbreaking games never made.
Brought to hilarious life by a team of genuine videogame industry concept artists and written by a professional over-imaginer, this book doesn't just throw out silly ideas - it expands on them in relentless, excruciating detail.
You can find him as @Frogcroakley on twitter.
TRADE IT IN...
OVER THE WHOLE WEEKEND - OR UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF 'STUFF'
We will start things off with some old books, DVDs, games and other 'stuff' lying around the office and our homes. If you want to add your stuff to the pile - just bring it along.
Anyone remember 'Swap Shop' on TV?
Sunday 5th - 1.00 - 5.00pm
Come play! - Join us and make some art using old electronics and other stuff we find in skips!
The Cyber Art of Vincent C. J. Jö - Nés has been exhibited at Tate Modern, the Art Institute of Chicago, Harrods of London and many others around the world. Vince's work has even been into outer space with Astronaut Mae Jemison in 1992 aboard the NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour!
'The Art of Recycling Technology' or 'An Archaeological Dig Into the History of the Future' matched Vince's technical expertise and artistic creativity and have led him to develop an evolving curriculum of innovative creativity workshops that encourage students to ‘Bridge the Gaps Between Art & Science’
We will have the glue guns, the paint, the junk - you just need to bring your brain!
Saturday 4th - 10.00pm - 8.00am
Join us from 10pm for some fun that will go allnight!
We will screen 4 movies, some shorts and play some games. There is free BULLDOG POWER Energy Drink and Popcorn throught the night and in the morning, hot tea and coffee and breakfast rolls.
It's cheaper than a hotel and almost as much fun ;)
Movies are being selected now, but expect thrills and scifi spills.
MERCY OR JUSTICE - YOU DECIDE.
What's the most famous interaction in entertainment history? Thumbs up/down in the gladiator area!
Set in the slums of a future megacity, GAME SHOW is an online fight show. The show's cynical hyper-rich audience use their smartphones to decide (Gladiator style) if losing fighters live or die.
Now you get to play GAMESHOW as action movie AND a dark social game. As part of the audience, you decide whether losing fighters live or die. And ultimately whether the hero kills - or gets killed. In the cinema you watch several fights and along the way make choices by shouting "MERCY" or "JUSTICE" Whichever side is the most passionate wins.
Vulgar? Immoral? Absolutely! But perhaps the hero of the film has sworn to destroy the show and kill its creator? Join us for an exclusive premiere of this new interactive cinema event.
Think Fight Club meets American Idol. And depending on your choices, the villain could be you, the viewer.
FRI 3rd NOV: FROM SHORT TO FEATURE...
Come listen to Haz in conversation with Louis Savy as they talk about taking a short film to feature film.
Hasraf ' HaZ' Dulull started his career as a Visual Effects Supervisor / Producer before establishing a reputation from his sci-fi short films for depicting grounded sci-fi themes . This lead him to producing, writing and directing his first feature film, THE BEYOND, based on his short, PROJECT KRONOS. The film will be released in 2018 and we will be showing some clips and talking about the production.
Haz has also written, directed and co-produced ORIGIN UNKNOWN starring Katee Sackhoff, also set for release in 2018. HaZ is also in development on a futuristic Robin Hood film with Producer Gianni Nunnari.
We will also be showing a selection of Haz' short films.
Friday thru Sunday
We'll be running demos of Last One In on all three days.
Last One In is a zombie survival card game where you play as both civilians and zombies, you are trying to rescue civilians while at the same time flood your opponents town with zombies.
The game has 5 formats of play, typically when demoing the game we run through the quick play format which is saving 35 civilians and trying to make your opponent lose by giving them 70 zombies.
Its quick and easy to learn, and fun to play!
Friday thru Sunday
Evil Corp is an upcoming boardgame pitting CEO against CEO in an epic battle of Evil Plans. It has such a cool looking style we think!
Play as one of 6 archetypes intent on world domination at any cost. Whether you play the Visionary with dreams of escaping to Mars, or the Utopian, intent on returning the Earth to an eden-like state, each Archetype has a vision that they will stop at nothing to realise. A bit like the real world.
As you progress through the game you are focused on achieving your goal through acquiring an R&D Lab, achieving a critical Breakthrough, and finally launching your Killer App.
Evil Corp is an inherently competitive game, but there are moments when you need to collaborate. For example when an enemy is about to launch their Evil Plan, you can pool your resources to foil them at the last minute.
Come test drive the game and feed back to the designers.
WHAT ELSE iS CONFiRMED...
Want to learn to duel with Light Sabers? Adele Anderson will show you how!
DJ Mermaid will spin some very SF tunes
The Life of a film extra - find out about background artistry in Star Wars and more
Mobile VR apps including exclusive GLITCH IN THE MACHINE app
Low/no budget science fiction filmmaking lecture by Louis Savy, the festival director!
The best sci-fi short films from SCI-FI-LONDON
Geek Stand-up Comedy from Richard Sandling and friends (not his obviously!)
Live music from Intelligentsia
Try out some unreleased games LAST ONE IN and EVIL CORP
All ticket holders receive a free membership to EXP
Check out the films below... much more news to follow...
FILMS CONFIRMED so far...
EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED
Twelve years ago, a plague wiped out most of the world's population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them make a documentary and show the youth growing up with different values from those who knew our world. "A fascinating record of remembrance and reconstruction" The New York Times
BEST FILM 2004
GHOSTS WITH SHIT JOBS
It's 2040 and North Americans are a cheap labour pool for wealthy Asian markets. This mockumentary focusses on the 'Ghosts' (Cantonese slang for white people) unlucky enough to have been born into the slums of Toronto. A witty and powerful commentary on the world we are in right now!
BEST FILM 2011
The world as we know it is forgotten. A decade after a global epidemic, those who remain suffer from effects of the virus - retrograde and anterograde amnesia. The survivors navigate a decaying landscape, unable to recall the past or create new memories. Five interwoven stories each explore a different facet of life without memory in a future that has no past.
BEST FILM 2016
NEIL STRYKER & THE TYRANT OF TIME
In a future time, Stryker is an Agent famous for capturing his former mentor and villainous time-traveller, ‘The Mad Scientist’. But he escapes and rains down chaos on the city in a quest for revenge. Stryker must now race through time and do battle with goblins, robots, and ten-foot killer penguins to save the world. Super funny, crude and outrageous it features David Ogden Stiers and Walter Koenig. It’s cult in the making… we said cult!
BEST COMEDY FILM 2017
An exiled space detective returns to help an old flame but finds himself tangled in a web of interstellar intrigue, galactic gangsters, and a sinister scheme that threatens the very fate of the entire galaxy! It takes a very noir-ish detective-in-space story and throws bags of interstellar psychedelic substance at it. Simply amazing to look at, a fantastic soundtrack and dry wit in vast amounts, this is not to be missed.
Think Sam Spade on LSD.
University Botanists in an uncharted forest on the North American frontier, studying the native flora, unearth an organism and are soon pitted against nature itself. They must use their limited resources to understand, survive and escape the wild and terrifying forest that surrounds them. Outstanding debut, beautiful and thrilling.
BEST FILM 2017
Robert Kenner is a Peckham Postie who was hit by a meteor. Six years later he has developed super powers and is working with the MOD as their ‘not so secret weapon’ – at least that’s what the jealous US government thinks.
How dare the world’s only real superman be British? And he is very British… whilst he can fly, has heat vision and is indestructible, he is very apologetic and not at all comfortable with the attention. One Tuesday, his officially sanctioned day off, Bob plans a date, his first for many years. Will he find love? Will he find himself? And what does Peckham really think about him?
We love this movie, we love you Bob!
The first ever Ethiopian post-apocalyptic surreal sci-fi feature length film
A 'superman' hero embarks on an epic journey that will take him across the Ethiopian landscape in search of a way to get on the hovering spacecraft that for years has become a landmark in the skies.
ICYMI, we curated a clip from this film at the Barbican's Into The Unknown exhibtion.
It is remarkable cinema and one you have to see.
TRAVEL TO EXP
EXP has been described as a “hidden gem”, it’s certainly off the beaten track.
Nearby rail lines are well connected to the whole of London, the South East of England and even further afield. The venue is a short walk (10-15 minutes) along the Lee riverside from two stations, Hackney Wick (London Overground) and Pudding Mill Lane (DLR).
You might prefer to walk across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – 20 minutes from the stations at Stratford International and Stratford Underground lines.
Bus routes 276, 339 and 488 reach the end of Dace Road - a three minute walk away.
EXP: SWAN WHARF 60 Dace Rd London E3 2NN UK
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Sorry but it's an old building and lots of stairs and no lift :(
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
3 DAY PASS - £28 (EX ALLNIGHTER)
SINGLE DAY - £15
ALL-NIGHTER - £16 INC BREAKFAST
** KIDS GO FREE (Under 16)