Games designed by the local community of South Westminster help show what matters most to them in their local area. Rebecca Blake, Tate Britain Regeneration and Community Partnerships Co-ordinator, tells us more

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  • Local people at the Gala Day designing games as part of Play Your Place – Play South Westminster
    Local people at the Gala Day designing games
  • A local copper talking through his game idea as part of Play your Place – Play South Westminster
    A local copper talking through his game idea
  • Artist Ruth Catlow and team building the online games, Taylor Digital Studio as part of Play Your Place – Play South Westminster
    Artist Ruth Catlow and the team building the online games at the Taylor Digital Studio, Tate Britain
  • Residents playing games at Tate Britain as part of Play Your Place – Play South Westminster
    Residents enjoying Play South Westminster games at the Community private view, Tate Britain
  • Local man Jamal at Tate Britain playing the game he designed as part of Play Your Place – Play South Westminster
    Local man Jamal at Tate Britain playing the game he designed

Throughout British Folk Art Make It – a weekend at Tate Britain – local residents had a chance to see and play the online games they designed for Play Your Place – Play South Westminster with artist Ruth Catlow of Furtherfield.

The games were designed by local people at the Gala Day of South West Fest where they made drawings, recorded sounds and stories about what they would like to celebrate, change or save in South Westminster. Their drawings form the building blocks of the game – avatars, background settings, obstacles and rewards.

Have a go online at home, school or work, to create, remix and share games about South Westminster using the free online game-building site.

Gala Day – making the games

You can now play 5 game levels that were developed in the Taylor Digital Studio at Tate Britain. They represent what matters most to the people of South Westminster – dogs, community spirit, public services and the simple pleasures of a sunny day.

Watch the film made by Pete Gomes to see and hear the people behind the games: coppers, firemen, students, churchgoers, dog lovers, futurologists, parents, and inventors: