My friends Kate, David, Alex and I (collectively known as Atmosphere Industries) have been working for the last number of months on our latest game, Gentrification: The Game, and it seems we have a hit on our hands! After a fun test-run in Toronto, we took the game to Come Out & Play in Brooklyn, where we took home two big awards: Best use of tech & Best in fest! We were subsequently invited to Hide and Seek in London, where Kate & David ran another very successful UK edition of the game.
This weekend, we’ll be bringing things back to Toronto. I’m a little late getting news up here, as we’re fully booked (we do have a handful of walk-up spots–if you’re really lucky, you might get one.) A bit of good press helped us out, from this great piece by Ryan Bigge in The Toronto Star a few weeks ago, to a Best Bet listing in EyeWeekly and a post on BlogTO (as well as event postings in Now Toronto, Metro’s print edition, and elsewhere), and a piece on ARGNet. Wow! We’re also hoping that there will be some post-game press… I’ll keep you “post”-ed on that (har har).
So hopefully we’ll see you on Sunday! And if you can’t make it out this time but are interested in participating in games and other events we come up with in the future, sign up for the Atmosphere Industries mailing list on our site!
July 23 edit: Added link to Atmosphere and BlogTO posts and mention of Metro.