Following a positive response to the live videogame theatre event, and the subsequent TED talk “Sustainable Perspectives in Videogames” Andy Robertson will be bringing a video-game element to an Exeter Cathedral service. As stated on the Exeter Cathedral Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/exetercathedral/posts/453489691332158 “Andy Robertson will be facilitating an interactive video game throughout our worship where together we will enter a virtual creation and bring our own touch of transformation to it.”
The service will make use of Flower on PlayStation 3. It will be played collaboratively by the congregation while the game’s music will form the background for other elements of the service. The controller will be passed around while other parts of the worship continue, and then brought to a conclusion as the first level of the game is completed.
About Live Videogame Theatre
The event is one offshoot from Family Gamer TV’s live theatre shows. A series of recordings from Family Gamer TV’s live video-game review show are now available. The songs, comedy and radio-plays each respond to a particular game and were recorded in front of a live audience at Exeter’s Bikeshed Theatre.
About Videogame TEDx Talk
Footage from the shows was also included in Andy Robertson’s TEDx talk “Sustainable Perspectives on Videogames”. Robertson, who produced the theatre event, suggested that we need to see videogames in a different light to capitalise on the rich pool of stories and meaning they offer.
“To be human is to be a story teller and videogames offer an emerging new way to tell our stories. We need to nurture fresh responses to them that enable more people to benefit from what they have to offer. These theatre performances are my contribution.”
About Rebecca Mayes New Single
Rebecca Mayes, who performed her video-game review songs at the theatre event, releases her first single 'The Lights' into the official UK charts this week. The video for the single was filmed in Totnes using local actors and filmmakers http://youtu.be/F6BDVfF-A3c .