What is Urban Gaming?
Remember the games we used to play as kids; running around, or sneaking and hiding? Perhaps imaginary lava that you couldn't step in may have featured? Just because we're all older now, doesn't mean we can't still play these games! As adults, infact, our games can be bigger, and much more ridiculous. Intruiging storylines, and submersion, into an entirely imagined alternate reality. Radios, GPS technology and hidden clues throughout the city. Redefining space. This is urban gaming.
Our games take place every Monday during term time at 7pm, meeting in library square.
Like our Facebook page, and listen out for upcoming games. Advanced ninja skills, night vision goggles, and alien technology helpful, but not required.
We hope to see you there!
The USUGZ Team
Ed, Paddy, Andy and Brendan
Our Current Games
Capture the Flag
Minigames (including Seekers and Sneakers, and others)
Field Games (making use of equipment such as hazard tape and rope)
If you have an idea for a game, or know a game that isn't on here, please suggest it on the Facebook page or to us in person!
What we do
Our games can be played in literally any location! We play most of our games on campus, but we often venture into Brighton to give a new dimension to them. Not only do we do this, but we also have been known to play games in a Softplay Centre for adults!
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Other Useful Links
Ludocity is a great website with a large number of playable urban games. Some games are simple and small, only requiring one or two rooms. Other games require a fair amount of planning but could be playable across the whole of Brighton using specific landmarks, rolling objectives, and specific acting roles played by volunteers from the club.
Fire Hazard is a great urban gaming organisation, they host regular big games.
This Guardian article offers an insight into urban gaming, what its all about, and why its awesome! There are loads of links on the article to various urban gaming sites.
Igfest: An urban gaming festival in Bristol.
2.8 Hours Later: Runs in several cities across the UK every year. Players attempt to follow a course, from checkpoint to checkpoint, avoiding hoardes of zombies lurking in the dark. Can you make it to the end before they catch you?