The Getaway

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458750144019{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Gateway [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458750150027{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A fox hunting game on bycicle [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] The best ideas often come in the spring, especially if you are into public spaces, it’s on May evenings that is almost natural to stop and think about how to have fun in our neighborhoods. That’s how The Getaway was born, during a tour in the Bicocca district, North of Milan, a perfect playground for nocturnal experiences when students from the college go home and the whole block becomes a dark and silent cathedral. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3217" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3218" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="31"][vc_single_image image="3219" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458741887784{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The first playtest was a lot of fun, no serious injuries, only a punctured tire and a pair of scented smoke bombs to color the evening. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] The game mechanic was simple: one fox, or a bike with a tail attached to...

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A|Maze

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458749999287{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] A|Maze [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3240" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458744651829{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A videogame in the real world [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] Matera is a magnificent city for tourists; the “Sassi” (Italian for “stones”) are UNESCO cultural heritage sites and, for those who visit the city for the first time, are a mystical experience. It is as if you step inside a life-size crib. What most tourists or visitors do not know is that the city is divided by a deep scar. For many local inhabitants, particularly the older generations, the Sassi – ancient part of the city – have always been a place to be avoided, a national disgrace. To quote what the prime minister said, the deportation of the Sassi local inhabitants started in the 50’s. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3243" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="31"][vc_single_image image="3242" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3241" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458744668107{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The city is then divided into two,...

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Journey to the End of the Night – Milan

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458749845859{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text][qodef_custom_font content_custom_font="Journey to the End" custom_font_tag="h2" font_family="" font_size="68" line_height="70" font_style="normal" text_align="center" font_weight="" color="" text_decoration="none" letter_spacing=""][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][qodef_custom_font content_custom_font="of the Night - Milan" custom_font_tag="h2" font_family="" font_size="68" line_height="70" font_style="normal" text_align="center" font_weight="" color="" text_decoration="none" letter_spacing=""][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458749521036{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] From California comes a tag game of epic proportions. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] It is not always easy to get to know your heroes, but when you have the chance you sometimes find that you have so many traits in common, a lot more things that unite you than you imagined. In 2009, our heroes were 3 guys: Sean, Sam and Ian, ie Playtime Antiboredom Society, a Californian game designers and artists collective that had already developed amazing game formats while we were starting with our first project. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3250" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3251" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_single_image image="3252" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="3253" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458743475571{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] In...

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Zona #6

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Zona #6 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] An Apocalyptic escape and exploration game [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] Codice Indaco was the most important production we have achieved as Urban Games Factory and we were amazed by the amount of feedback and gratitude that we received. So after the June 2015 public preview we wanted to experiment more, collecting all the input we received and imagining something new that could combine participants’ ideas. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3351" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The social aspect of Codice Indaco was one of the most appreciated ingredients. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] The game had lowered social barriers that normally prevent people to have a great time with strangers. The players got to know each other, interacted during rehearsals, rejoiced and had a great evening together. Too much noise and confusion prevented the players from fully enjoying the peculiarities and charm of the location--a former industrial building with the Ex-Ansaldo history which is, in itself, something...

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Incognito

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458748749651{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Incognito [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458748727665{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] An exploration and interaction game for adults and children. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] The Salone del Mobile is the most important design exhibition in Italy, if not the whole world. It was 2012 when Stefano Maffei invited us to design something that could help people experience “Making Together”, the theme of a special event created by Logotel in the Ventura Lambrate zone. Urban Games Factory in those years was still 100% focused on CriticalCity Upload, and we decided to create a live version of it that could work without the need for an online web platform. We called it CriticalCity LIVE. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_single_image image="3292" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="3293" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1449145304962{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A camera mounted on a helmet, a timer and an envelope with a secret mission. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] These were the simple ingredients for an experience which proved to...

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Follimpiadi

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458750144019{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Follimpiadi [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458750150027{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] An ordinary afternoon of sporty crazyness. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] 2016 will be the year of the Rio Olympics. The city already shocked by the World Football Championship two years ago again faces the stressful issues that big events always carry. But where is the Olympic spirit? Do healthy competitions still exist? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3467" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3481" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="31"][vc_single_image image="3486" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458741887784{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] We are lucky because we are surrounded by crazy people that really want to have fun. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] The concept for Follimpiadi – a world championship of ridiculous sports – was born after a chat with Simone Abbottoni from Onalim and with a group from Non Riservato (the same bunch of creative people that helped us on Coincidenze). The first sport was already on the ground: the Slow Run, a 5 meter run where the last...

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Coincidenze

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458748659179{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Coincidenze [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458748665186{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] An intimate year-end experience. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] The year was coming to an end and nights grew cooler and cooler. Those are evenings in which you would almost like to gaze at the city from above to fly over it in order to gain perspective into our lives. And so, almost by chance, the idea was born: why don’t we play a game on the rooftops of Milan? This is a city that is very difficult to see from above, there are only two hills and the skyscrapers are inaccessible. Maybe we could find some crazy people to open their homes and let us onto their terraces! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_single_image image="3284" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="3290" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1449145304962{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] And when look for crazy people, we usually find them in our fan base! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] We then started searching for...

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Race the Future

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1458748873505{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Race the Future [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_single_image image="3229" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="3230" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1449145304962{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A parkour storytelling game designed, developed and built in 72 hours. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] 72 Hour Urban Action is an Israeli organization that organizes international contests for architects and designers: in 72 hours 10 people have to get to know each other and design and build an intervention in a specific public space. Thanks to a collaboration with Invisible Playground, in 2014 a special edition of the contest was launched--72 Hours Urban Interactions, an interactional competition for playful installations in public space. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3227" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3228" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1449145304962{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] It was a really unique opportunity for us to meet amazing people and have a crazy experience. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] We applied with a stellar team which included Anna Foresio, an...

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