WIN: A pair of weekend passes to Playtopia MGA (closed)

Date:29 October 2019 Author: Leila Stein Tags:

Playtopia MGA is happening again and is ready to celebrate South Africa’s game makers and their unique creations.

Get inspired at this 3-day event where you can revel in local and international indie games, eye melting interactive and digital art and a killer music line-up. Collecting the best of local art and games alongside international contemporaries, Playtopia MGA promises to be one of a kind African gaming and tech art celebration. There will be exhibitions by some of South Africa’s top interactive artists, 30+ alternative art and party games, a Super Friendship Arcade room with games played on custom controllers, VR rooms and music entertainment.

This massive event will take place at the oldest building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

The Main Exhibition include “EVERYTHING” by David O’Rielly which takes players on an experience that spans between being charmingly funny, to exquisitely profound, EVERYTHING is a game that tackles the biggest of questions. Players are able to embody literally everything (from microscopic bugs up to entire galaxies) and the experience invites players to look both inwards and outwards, contemplating the nature of creation, purpose and consciousness itself.

“Playtopia Bitsy Collection,” an exhibition inside an exhibition, can also be seen as part of the Main Exhibition. This virtual art gallery allows players to walk around and explore a collection of games created with Bitsy; a free tool, designed to democratize game development, allowing anyone to build digital worlds and tell stories in them.

There will also be a Super Friendship Arcade Exhibition, which breaks down the typical “gamer” stereotype, celebrating games that are welcoming, easy to pick up, and most importantly, shared experiences that bring people together. Expect irreverent party games, and joyful multiplayer experiences played with unique, hand-made controllers and digital toys.

These major exhibitions are supported by a great live music line-up and installation artists.


Anthony Charles

Prize Details:

One lucky reader will win a pair of weekend passes to Playtopia.

How to enter:
Simply fill in your details on the form below to enter and answer this simple question: Where is Playtopia happening? 

Competition Ts & Cs:
– The winners will be announced at 12pm Tuesday 12 November 2019.
– Winners will be contacted via details entered on the form
– Prizes are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– Entrants must be 18 years or older

This ticket grants you access to the games arcade, interactive art exhibits and entertainment areas of the event. 

– Transport to and from the venue not included

 Tickets can be found here.

Venue: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.

Date: 5-7 December 2019




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