. If can get to the beach at Prestatyn and you're over 14 (whether that's just about or by a sizeable margin...) you are very welcome to pop along and meet us to play some games.
Sunday 13th starts 6PM
Monday 14th starts 6PM
Tuesday 15th starts 6PM
If not we are also testing games at the end of June too. Details are in the flyer above.…
Carl Morris on June 13, 2010 at 1:38 —
Eurovision Bingo is a game I found on the web. You need: people, a television set, paper and pens. (Some gin might help too.)
Carl Morris on May 29, 2010 at 12:00 —
Gaming meets theatre... Or is it vice-versa?
At the moment
and I are working on refinements to our game design document, which is the definitive guide to everything that can happen in the course of The Beach game.
The game design document - or GDD - is like a script I suppose because there are…
Carl Morris on May 26, 2010 at 16:00 —
are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic game Pacman today.
You can play it too. Amazing. Go to
and click Insert Coin. Eat the pills. You need to avoid the ghosties but you can eat them if you've taken a power pill.
As a budding game designer, try and figure out the
- the "recipe" if you like - which is guiding the…
Carl Morris on May 21, 2010 at 15:00 —
There is a lot of experimentation in pervasive mobile gaming right now.
There's still a certain novelty and the long-term appeal of games that rely heavily on this is uncertain. Witness the mobile game
, which could just be viewed as a ploy to get people to gather valuable
geodata for free.
If you're looking for something a little more edgy, have a look at
Carl Morris on May 13, 2010 at 20:00 —
This short video gives a glimpse of Prestatyn Parish Church (also called Christchurch) and its graveyard.
Among the graves are those of shipwrecked mariners and six choirboys who drowned in a tragic accident in 1868.
Our exploration of Prestatyn last weekend forms part of our research for The Beach,
happening this July…
Carl Morris on May 1, 2010 at 14:30 —
Some provocative points about theatre and social media in a
Lyn Gardner blog post this week
The answer is clearly for theatres to embrace social media in all its forms, and use their natural creativity to do it well. That doesn't simply mean a website on which theatregoers can see what's playing and
Carl Morris on April 21, 2010 at 12:30 —
If you're already a member of this community, thanks for blogging, commenting and sharing
your insights. You can safely ignore the rest of this post.
Today we've made a very small change to the way new members are welcomed in. When you sign up to become a member there will be a short delay while your membership is approved manually.
You'll see a screen telling…
Carl Morris on April 20, 2010 at 9:30 —
I hope your week has been better than this!
You can attempt
Hell Tetris here
It's an interesting contribution to the art and science of game design. A bit like Les Dawson's contributions to
Image from… Continue
Carl Morris on April 9, 2010 at 18:54 —
New help pages Tom
and I have added a whole bunch of
to this site.
There's a new HELP button for easy access, available at the top at all times.
Even if you have experience of using the Community site, there will hopefully still be useful nuggets of info,…
Carl Morris on March 24, 2010 at 20:30 —
Still playing stacks of games. Here are two fun table-top games.
Why is this fun game not more widely known? A fast-paced game of trading cards which represent stocks like wheat, flax and barley. You need about…
Carl Morris on February 24, 2010 at 18:30 —
Intriguing blog post
http://babylonwales.blogspot.com/2010/02/bertolt-brecht-and-irascible.html Babylon Wales
is one of the absolute best blogs EVER, especially if you like to read about things like George Orwell in Blaenau Ffestiniog and Sophia Loren in Crumlin. (I do.)
Carl Morris on February 15, 2010 at 21:30 —
The fifth NTW production is called
and has the tag
Story of the production so far: we went location spotting and summoned that July feeling at
11 different north Wales beaches
. (It was December.) We also did…
Carl Morris on February 9, 2010 at 16:00 —
Worth a read. It's mainly about literature - but I think has a relevance to theatre and what National Theatre Wales is doing.
Carl Morris on January 28, 2010 at 21:30 —
I can't sign out!
Recently some people have had problems signing out of the National Theatre Wales community website (or "logging out", same thing). The problem: when you click Sign Out, it just remains signed in. If you have this problem, this post will probably help.
The problem is usually caused by old cookies. These are little text files saved locally on your computer which help to preserve your preferences between visits. To solve the problem, you can delete…
Carl Morris on October 20, 2009 at 19:00 —
Below are some hints to help you to blog on National Theatre Wales social network. At the time of writing a few people have written some posts, you can too.
The network is built on a system called Ning and the interface is pretty friendly. Some of this info is available on Ning's own help pages. But I wanted to give it to you directly and intersperse it with some general tips.
Blog is short for "web log".
There are conventions and…
Carl Morris on May 19, 2009 at 15:30 —