2 Apr 2016 - 10 Apr 2016
Amanita Design at The Games Europe Plays
An interactive and playful exhibition, The Games Europe Plays at the Finnish Institute showcases independent and exceptional digital games for young people and families. The exhibition features games by Gigglebug (Finland), Toca Boca (Sweden), Tine Bech (Denmark/UK), Peter Lu & Lea Schönfelder (Germany) and Amanita (Czech Republic).The first of a series of three exhibitions organized by EUNIC this year, it focuses on children’s games looking at learning through play, identity & representation and future skills. All ages are welcome for inter-generational learning and fun!
Join us on Thursday 7th April at 18.30 for a panel debate on ‘The state of gaming in Europe today’, moderated by the curator Ghislaine Boddington. Panellists include journalist and tv presenter Kate Russell (UK), play artist Tine Bech and more TBC. The debate will look at career developments for young people in the future gaming industry, creativity/collaboration in design, gender perspectives in gaming and the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, Maths) agenda.
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 12-18,
Tues 12-20, Sat-Sun 11-17
Amanita Design is a small, independent game development studio based in the Czech Republic. It was established in 2003 when Jakub Dvorský completed his thesis project at the Academy of Arts in Prague by creating a free online flash game called Samorost. In 2005, animator Václav Blín joined the studio and Samorost 2 was created. Since then, our team has expanded further to include several excellent collaborators - musicians Floex and Dva, programmers David Oliva, Peter Stehlík and Jan Werner, painter Adolf Lachman, sound effects expert Tomáš Dvořák and animator Jaromír Plachý. Besides making computer games, the studio has also created music, videos, websites, animated works, and illustrations, and has done production design as well.
Botanicula is a point'n'click exploration game created by the makers of award-winning Machinarium - studio Amanita Design and Czech band DVA. Five friends, little tree creatures, set out on a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.
Independet Games Festival 2012 Winner in the category Excellence In Audio
Independet Games Festival 2012 Finalist in the category Excellence In Visual Art
A stunningly designed adventure game launching on March 24th 2016
More info and trailer: http://samorost3.net
Player age: 7-70 years
COMING TO PC & MAC ON MARCH 24th 2016!
The Games Europe Plays is initiated by EUNIC London with the Czech Centre and coordinated by the Finnish Institute. Supported by the British Council, it is presented as part of the London Games Festival Fringe official programme, at the University of Greenwich and Nesta’s FutureFest 2016. With additional support from the Czech Centre, the Danish Embassy, the Goethe-Institut London and the Swedish Embassy.
The Finnish Institute in London, Unit 1, 3 York Way, London N1C 4AE
From: 2 Apr 2016
To: 10 Apr 2016
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event