The Arcade of Babel is a project exploring text based games in Libraries augmenting how we read in public and use libraries in ways both new and old. CLASS AVES is a MakerDifference commission, supported by Arts Council England.
CLASS AVES is a game you can play
free at Liverpool Library on William Brown Street launching as part of Young Liverpool Makefest on Friday 23rd March 2018 and continues to Sunday 24th June 2018
CLASS AVES is a unique library text adventure game hidden inside Liverpool Central Library, driven by special RFID tags that lead you on an interactive journey to discover lesser know volumes and collections in one of the city's most unique stores of knowledge. Using tools and skills from maker culture, bootstrapped to local bookbinding and cultural history you are invited to find lyrical and ornithological treasures amongst the public collections.
Our game-jams are
free event for young people and families to make games with artists to inform the CLASS AVES commission. Take part in our more in depth hackdays and you'll help co-design a unique library text adventure game hidden inside Liverpool Central Library, driven by special RFID badges for the public to play.
Saturday 27th January 2018 times 10:30am - 3:30pm at Toxteth Library followed by Saturday 10th February 2018 times 10:30am - 3:30pm at Liverpool Central Library supported by Liverpool City Council Library Service's MakerDifference project. We'll be using the free webapp Twine to make our games together
Our HackDay is a free event for participants on our game-jams who want to work more in depth and is much more advanced than the game-jam work. We will be developing games with people from the Northern creative tech community inspired by gamejam games and co-building the RFID text game for the public in Liverpool Central Library.
The HackDay is on Saturday 17th February 2018 times 10:30am - 4:30pm