PlayStation® Game Runners Public Open Day

Following on from the announcement that  BLOCKS has been chosen as the winning  social game for the  Game Runners project we are pleased to announce details of the  public open day.

Anyone can  drop in and try BLOCKS and take part in our  competition. Please  register your attendance online via our  Facebook fan page  or on event site between 12pm and 6.30pm.

We would love to hear your thoughts about BLOCKS via our  Facebook fan page , we would also like to announce the Twitter hashtag #PlayStationGameRunners where we welcome your tweets on the day.

Throughout the afternoon an exciting live paint session will be conducted by  End of the Line; a collective of skilled aerosol artists, designers, illustrators, photographers and producers who create breathtaking large scale commissions and conceptual designs. You can see them in action  here.



    <*> Open play and  live paint session 12pm to 5pm
                        Free play on small BLOCKS format @ 30 stations


    <*> Final tournament from 6.30pm
                        Groups of people in heats (heat 1– groups of 8 people x 30 = 240 players, heat 2– groups of 4 people x 30 = 120 players and                      heat 3 0 groups of 2 x 30 = 60 players)


    <*> Finals from 7.30
                        Knockout (32 players to 16 players to 8 players to 4 players to final top 2 players)


    <*> Event finishes at 8.30pm

Game Runners is an  experimental project where  PlayStation, members of the  public and  young people from diverse backgrounds have come together to  create social games; PlayStation believe the best games are played as a group.

The project has been developed by  PlayStation and  Hide&Seek with a team of  8 initial Game Runners who PlayStation have  picked to train as game designers to work together to make the games  relevant to the public.




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