Now Play This is an experimental games event in London which takes place during the London Games Festival. If you are lucky enough to get your body to the event, you can see a large number of extremely cool games, both digital and non-digital, including the extremely horrible party game I made for the Imaginary Games Jam in 2016, Our Bleak-Ass Writing Competition At The Ragged Verge Of Spacetime (OBAWCATRVOS).
OBAWCATRVOS will be playable Saturday only. The event organizers have purchased an ACTUAL DAMN METRONOME to use with this game. I am extremely stoked! The two times I tested it I had to use a metronome app, which is far less thematic.
OBAWCATRVOS is a party game designed to make people very frustrated. I submitted it to NPT under the category of “impossible or unproduced games” because at the time I had only been able to play it two times, because nobody I knew wanted to play it with me. I have no evidence that it has yet been played any other times. It is very awful. You and other players must shout words at one another in time to a metronome. If someone in the group refuses to cooperate, the rules offer you no escape. You must continue shouting at one another until the end of time. If you cannot agree on points-scoring, you award the round’s points to me, Laura Michet. The ruleset is filled with extremely bad jokes like this one.
Anyway, if you are able to attend the event, let me know how it goes!