FUSION Urban Games Festival (8 November 2019)

When was the last time you played a game? Do you remember this pleasant excitement at the beginning, shivers down your spine when you solved the most difficult riddle and unlimited happiness when you finally won? We're going to play games in amazing Bulgarian Plovdiv (8-10 November) and fascinating Italian Matera (31 October – 2 November). Curational concept: Departament Gier

We invite you to the Fusion 2019 - Urban Games Festival

We invite you to the Fusion 2019 - Urban Games Festival, the first festival co-produced by two European Capitals of Culture, which takes place during the Plotera Weeks, celebrating Plovdiv and Matera “Together for an Open Future”.

For who?

For everyone who wants to feel the thrill and look at the city from a different perspective. We’re giving you 10 different games that will allow you to explore the city, search for clues, solve mysteries, cooperate and compete, and be the best.

Where and when?

We turn the whole Plovdiv into a playground. The starting place for each game will be given later. The Festival center is SKLAD in the Tobacco City. The FUSION - Urban Games festival lasts 3 days from 8th November till 10th November, during which we will play 10 different games coming from Italy, Poland, Germany, UK, Russia and Bulgaria.


To enjoy yourself, feel like a child for a moment. To celebrate Matera and Plovdiv as two Capitals of Culture for the year 2019 and look at those cities form a different perspective.


For each game, there is a different registration. You can register using the links below or on the spot.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/417197395840622/


8 November (Friday)

15.30 – 16.30 Opening (SKLAD)
16.00 – 23.00 Red Lady's Case
16.30 – 18.00 Crowdplay (SKLAD)
17.00 – 18.30 Reshape the City (around the city)
18.30 – 20.00 Stardust (The Old City - start at Mitropolit Paisyi)

9 November (Saturday)

09.00 – 23.00 Red Lady's Case
11.00 – 13.30 Secrets of Plo-Tera (SKLAD)
11.00 – 14.00 Board Games (SKLAD)
11.00 – 15.00 Virtualshamanism (SKLAD)
11:30 - 13:30 Games Generator (SKLAD)                    13.30 – 15.00 Reshape the City (Old City, finish in SKLAD)
13.30 – 15.00 Clean Game (Sahat Tepe)
16.00 – 17.30 Crowdplay (Кamenitsa Stairs)
15.30 – 17.30 Dreamlike (SKLAD)
16.00 – 18.30 Board Games (SKLAD)
16.00 – 20.00 Virtualshamanism (SKLAD)
17.00 – 18.30 Reshape the City (Old City, finish in SKLAD)
17.30 – 20.00 Secrets of Plo-Tera (SKLAD)
19.00 – 20.30 Legendary Hunt (SKLAD)
21.00 – 23.00 BetweENers (SKLAD)

10 November (Sunday)

09.00 – 23.00 Red Lady's Case
11.00 – 12.30 Clean Game (Riverbank)
11.00 – 15.00 Board Games (SKLAD)
11.00 – 15.00 Virtualshamanism (SKLAD)
11.30 – 13.00 Crowdplay (Kamenitsa stairs)
12:30 - 14:30 Games Generator (SKLAD)                  13.00 – 14.00 Dreamlike (SKLAD)
16.00 – 17.30 Legendary Hunt (SKLAD)
16.00 – 17.30 Reshape the City (Old City, finish in SKLAD)
19.00 – 21.00 Closing

Games descriptions:


Red Lady's Case (Mejdu Ekolo, Russia)

Mysterious porcelain dolls appear in the city. They hide from citizens, watching them from tight slits and cracks of the old buildings. At the same time, strange videos appear in social networks with game hashtag #RedLadysCase.
Is it someone's dreams? Or maybe it's a hint.
Guess a riddle and you'll find a doll. Then you can take a photo of the doll and post it on the social network with game hashtags #RedLadysCase and #mejdu_ekolo to let the game continue.

8 November, Friday / 16.00 – 23.00
9 November,  Saturday / 9.00 – 23.00
10 November, Sunday / 9.00 – 23.00

What you will need:
Mobile phone with internet access and a camera
Access to Facebook and Instagram where clues will be published.

Stardust (Departament Gier, Poland)

The outer space is filled to the brim with stardust from the decay of celestial bodies. One of the dying stars in the constellation fish (G29-39) transformed from a red giant into a white dwarf probably absorbed several of the comets orbiting nearby, tearing them to shreds. Thanks to this phenomenon, stardust was created, which, by reflecting the sun's rays, creates zodiacal light. This beautiful phenomenon illuminating the cosmos, however, disappears if stardust is absorbed by black holes. The only way to stop the zodiac light from going out is to join the Light Hunters team and organize the remnants of comets in the constellation of fish.

Are you ready to move around and enjoy every step? Join us for an active and agitating game of running in a stunning location.

8 November, Friday / 18.30 – 20.00 

Meeting point: The Old City - Mitropolit Paisii Str

What you will need:

Comfortable shoes and a healthy heart :)

Number of people in a team - up to 4. Maximum No of teams per game - 12

Registration: HERE

Virtualshamanism (Matias Brunacci, Germany)

Experience interactive virtual-reality installation. You'll have the possibility to play in virtual reality and interact with the imagined world, creating a deeply immersive experience. The special VR set will replicate your movements and allow you to interact with objects and fully immerse yourself in digital reality. The brand new word is at your fingertips.

9 November, Saturday / 11.00 – 15.00, 16.00 – 20.00
10 November, Sunday / 11.00 – 15.00

There is no need to make a registration in advance. The duration of a single person experience is between 10 to 20 minutes.

Meeting point: SKLAD at 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str in the Tobacco City 

Reshape the city (Lorena Barbalinardo & Danilo Chiaradia, Italy)

Join the team and compete with others to be the first who completes the space mission.
5 stunning locations will welcome you. Bizarre characters, temporary and permanent citizens will carry you to the final destination along a cultural trip. In each place, you will encounter a challenge in new unexpected ways. You will have to use your fast thinking, memory, precision and work with your teammates.
Take the challenge.

8 November, Friday / 17.00 – 18.30
9 November, Saturday / 13.30 – 15.00, 17.00 – 18.30
10 November, Sunday / 16.00 – 17.30

Starting point: The White House in the Old City: 12 Puldin str, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

What you will need: Number of people in a team - up to 5. Maximum No of teams per game - 3

Registration HERE

Crowdplay (a game created by Coney, here represented by William Drew and Tassos Stevens)

Take part in a trilogy of short games that will be played in the heart of the city. Feel like a spy, observe other players and avoid giving too much away to others. Each game is about blending in and rebelling. All your actions will be set to a dynamic soundtrack that will help to build the tension.

8 November, Friday / 16.30 – 18.00
9 November, Saturday / 16.00 – 17.30
10 November, Sunday / 11.30 – 13.00

Meeting point: for 8th November - SKLAD. for 9th and 10th November - Together /Kamenitsa stairs

Registration HERE

Find information and an array of hot news at our sites: fusionfestival.eu;  tobacco-city.plovdiv2019.eu/bg as well as at FacebookCurational concept: Departament Gier

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