hey game designers, let's play

play_logoAre you a game designer based in King County?  Interested in artistry and innovation?

4Culture & King County Metro Transit invite you – King County-based game designers and game design teams – to submit concepts for an innovative and creative mobile game for the RapidRide B Line, the County’s second route of bus rapid transit that will service Bellevue-Redmond.

The mobile game will be designed to (1) demonstrate innovation and artistry in interactive media; and (2) explore and enhance the rider experience along the B Line route, emphasizing the experience of interactive discovery on the bus itself. The game will be accessible via personal mobile devices while onboard WiFi-enabled RapidRide buses and through broad internet access.

The mobile game will serve as public art for the inaugural year of B Line service, providing a unique opportunity to deepen public understanding of the potential of games to be rich, artistic and culturally significant.  This is a great opportunity for a game designer/team to focus on artistry, for a public artist to collaborate with designers skilled in interactive media, and for design professionals to consider how artful play can transform a public bus into a rolling plaza for cultural experience.

Part of a series of ephemeral and experiential artworks that leverage personal mobile devices deployed by commuters to deepen their connection to a travel route, this project is contributing to Public Art 4Culture’s exploration of temporary projects. It’s also fostering a unique opportunity for us to engage creatives in our Northwest design and gaming communities in public art practice. We look forward to your ideas!

This project is open to artists and game designers living in King County.  The application deadline is Monday, May 9, 2011. For more information visit our Public Art Calls page.

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