About the Course
Introduction to Game Design for Participatory Performance enables participants to think about exploring games and game design/theories in performance.
We will give an introduction into how to utilize games mechanics in performance with a focus on collective storytelling while creating a unique experience for every audience. This workshop aims to introduce and study how video game design theories can affect the relationship between performance and spectator.
We will look into how game design can help shape audiences experiences by allowing them to have stakes in the storytelling and be more than just a casual spectator. So come join us and play and experiment!
ATTEMPTS is named after our very first independent project, "ATTEMPTS". Attempts is a collective that aims to engage and provoke, transforming the audience into players, using participatory performances while providing a playground for like-minded artists to come on board to play and create their journey.
ATTEMPTS is a collective that believes theatre can and should transform passive audiences into active players by equipping them with agency (the power and capacity for action) while inviting them on a multi-sensorial adventure combining storytelling and game mechanics.
ATTEMPTS had previously presented “DATING SIM Beta (Ver Zoom)” in December 2020 and "WINDOW" in March 2022. ATTEMPTS recently participated Esplanade's Huayi Brewery in February 2023.
Rei Poh is a committed participatory theatre practitioner, director and game designer, who believes in the power of theatre to transform.
He is a proud graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts’ Master of Directing for Performance program.
Rei has created thought-provoking participatory and forum theatre works like ATTEMPTS:SG, ATTEMPTS:MEL and《莎莎》Girl In the White Sand Box.
Rei's recent projects include the showcase of DATING SIM (beta) — a participatory piece that experiments with video game-style narrative in Late Night Texting 2019 by CENTRE 42 and a video game performance in collaboration with The Doodle People titled Window.
Cheryl Tan Yun Xin
Cheryl Tan Yun Xin is a bilingual actor, host and theatre maker based in Singapore. She is a part of ATTEMPTS and Impromptu Meetings.
As a theatre maker, her interests lie in experimenting with various artistic forms as well as bringing as many people as possible into her world, either through play or mere observation.
Her acting and directing credits include Impromptu Meetings' The Lobby, ATTEMPTS's Window and LASALLE College of the Arts' The Insiders.