Everyday is Play – A Celebration of the Video Game

Everyday is Play – A Celebration of The Video Game, is a book which will celebrate the huge design impact of computer game culture.

Every Day is Play - A Celebration of the Video Game

We say will as it hasn’t been published yet, but its Kickstarter is well advanced, so it probably will.

Every Day is Play, Buro
Every Day is Play, Buro

The book will present work by designers, musicians, artists, writers, and developers who have worked on games.

Every Day is Play, Eboy
Every Day is Play, Eboy

Everything from fan art and game modification is spotlighted, and there is also original artwork inspired by gaming, as well as a series of features and interviews.

Every Day is Play, Gary J Lucken
Every Day is Play, Gary J Lucken

The people behind it are designer Matthew Kenyon, and his partner Emma Wilcock, creative manager at Hallmark Cards, who have founded Game Paused, a company looking to combine game culture and art to enable gamers ‘around the world’ to connect through creativity.

Every Day is Play, Roger Ibars
Every Day is Play, Roger Ibars

This book then, is one of the projects taking forward their lofty mission and it’s got quite a lot of welly behind it.

Every Day is Play, JME
Every Day is Play, JME

Contributors include game designer Shaun Inman, Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic – which created the identity for the game Wipeout, Jamie JME Adenuga a UK grime artist and gamer, Studio Output, which designed the Sony Playstation branding, and Insert Coin which specialises in game apparel.

Every Day is Play, overview
Every Day is Play, overview

Visual work in the book is by the likes of Build, Universal Everything, and Human Studio.

Every Day is Play, Serial Cut
Every Day is Play, Serial Cut

As with all Kickstarters, you can own a piece of the product – the book in this case, and if you pay enough, you can get your hands on a swanky box-set edition including a T-shirt, A2 poster, Instruction Sheet, and Bonus Level page printed in the book naming you as a supporter. Nice touch.

Limited edition box set
Limited edition box set

They haven’t quite reached the target yet though and they’re still looking for contributors as well as backers.

Every Day is Play, Shaun Inman
Every Day is Play, Shaun Inman

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