Sunday, 1 February 2009
I have just posted this month's free game at playwithsound.com It's an exercise called Leader Follower that I've played at many workshops, my own and other people's and its enduring popularity is testament to its usefulness. It's very good for building trust between the members of a group as well as being an effective bridge to games involving blindfolds. It involves a group of 'leaders' each of whom guides a temporarily sightless 'follower' around a space At the end of the exercise the followers almost always feel disorientated when they open their eyes. I thought it would be fun to explore this feeling so I've given the game a sonic twist, making it more of a listening experience. This, in turn, may help players relax into their sightless state.