© Lizzie Coombes
ANXIETY ARCADE IS A LOVE LETTER TO VIDEO GAMES AND 1980s POP CULTURE
Developed by Closed Forum, Anxiety Arcade is a full-sized arcade machine that houses an artwork that explores anxiety and isolation. Anxiety Arcade creates a digital space that allows you the take a break from everything in your world.
STOP. BREATHE. PRESS A TO START.
What if there is a game you can’t win? How long would you play if you were told there is no end? Explore a virtual world where each room is a song in an album and every puzzle unlocks more mystery. Anxiety Arcade is bleak, funny and bizarre.
Closed Forum look at anxiety through a lens of those that experience it, using firsthand experience rather than expertise and have designed Anxiety Arcade to get people talking about mental health rather than trying to solve it.
Play Anxiety Arcade
IN PERSON 24th - 30th May
Anxiety Arcade will be at Trinity Kitchen from the 24th May - 30th May. Open 12pm - 7pm daily.
We are so excited for you to play the game, if you take any photos playing Anxiety Arcade please tag @closedforum and use the hashtag #AnxietyArcade
ONLINE 29th May
If you are unable to make it to Trinity Kitchen from the 24th - 29th of May or you would like to learn more, you can join the Closed Forum team on the 29th of May to play along with us at home.
We will also be hosting a live Q&A session with the team after we play the game. At this event you can ask any questions you have about the project, learn about making a game and how we use Unity.
Anxiety Arcade is commissioned by Compass Festival and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.