Video Games: An Introduction to the Industry
Watershed’s Playable City project BikeTag by Tine Bech is featured with in Video Games – An Introduction to the industry.
BikeTAG is a pervasive game system created from LED lights, proximity sensors and a Smartphone application. Originally created in 2012 by artists Tine Bech, Julian Sykes and Bang & Lee, during the Playable City Sprint, hosted by Watershed and the British Council.
In a unique commission for Bristol Temple Quarter, the BikeTAG light system was used within an innovative street game that lit up Bristol’s Enterprise Zone. The commission ‘Colour Keepers’ was designed to help re-invent perceptions of the Enterprise Zone – the area surrounding Bristol’s Temple Meads Station.
Part exploration, part battle, part collaboration, part art experience, Colour Keepers was a chance to play on bikes in the city, set colours free and co-create light trails using the BikeTAG light system.