This November, Cape Town will see the launch of a unique type of festival called Playtopia – a three-day indie gaming and playful media celebration taking place at the historical setting of The Castle. The event will showcase local and international independent PC games, interactive and digital art and one helluva music line up! Festival attendees and gaming lovers can look forward to an immersive space dedicated to games, art and music complimented with a variety of food trucks and even a beer garden – while only delegate tickets will get you into the exclusive talks, panels and workshops led by gaming and industry experts.
Enjoy a three-day marathon of music and experiential exhibitions by some of South Africa’s top interactive artists as well as the international exhibition “Digital Gardens” created by A MAZE./Berlin. The festival will also offer over thirty, alternative indie games, a ‘Super Friendship Arcade’ room with games played on custom controllers, VR rooms and more.
Beyond all the exciting activities, Playtopia also released an impressive lineup of electronic artists to perform across the weekend like HAEZER, DJ INVIZIBLE, ANG, Uppercut, with even more to be announced.
“Play with Ralph Borland’s robots, engage with the sensory art of Miranda Moss and Martin Wilson, marvel at the projection art of global artist Inka Kendzia and walk through the yarn art of embroidery artist Danielle Clough, along with various other artists showcasing custom designed playful objects.” – PLAYTOPIA