The Game: The Game at States of Play: Roleplay Reality (FACT UK)
States of Play: Roleplay Reality
Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool UK
22 March 2018 - 17 June 2018
This interactive exhibition considers how roleplay - found in many video games - can be used as tactic to reflect, contest and move beyond real-world power structures. No longer to be understood merely as a place of escape, the game realm and the ‘real world’ have collided.
Many of us may recognise the chat-up lines and dating scenarios played out in The Game: The Game, from experiences of online chat rooms or socialising in bars. Washko’s dating simulation game stems from in-depth research into the seduction community and its behaviours.