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Centenntable Keyboard Edition in Colorado

This year we’re pleased to have Centenntable featured for the first time in Denver, CO as a part of Dizzy Spell. While we will not be able to attend the event, we were able to send them a copy of the game controlled by four keyboards! So that’s cool.

We’ve literally only shown this version to festival organizers hoping to have a way to test the game with their curators before accepting it, so it’s fun to have a place exhibit this piece for the first time. Be sure to check out their website and lineup for the event.

Centenntable to Attend Super Magfest 2020

We’re super excited to announce that Centenntable will be attending Super Magfest again! This year will mark the third year of our attendance at this fantastic event, and we’re super glad to be bringing Centenntable again to the event as a part of the Indie Arcade.

In previous years we have participated in this event, and we are really excited to bring Centenntable to National Harbor this January 2-5th.

Centenntable at Feral-Vector

For years I’ve heard about this show in England that is a sort of refuge of play. The pictures always seem to be an interesting blend of nature and video games, a stage surrounded by pews and wilderness walks. This year I was so pleased to be able to make the trip to Hebden Bridge, to show the travel board and to give a short talk on installation games.

There’s something to be said for Feral Vector, an event I would hesitate to call precious, only because such an association would make it sound like trite or silly. In truth, the event was revelatory and chill, reminding me of growing up in a small hippie town where people grew up to be folkists, your friends parents were blacksmiths and where play was encouraged. I forgot, in some respects, that events could be like this one.

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Centenntable Wins Sponsor Rosette at Kentucky State Fair

This year at the Kentucky State Fair, organizers introduced a new Fine Arts category: “Designweb Interactive Art: Websites, Apps, Media, Games.” Excited at the possibility of participating in an event with as storied a history as the Kentucky State Fair, I decided to submit my oddball interactive control – Centenntable – into the competition.

As a little kid growing up in a semi-rural part of the state, county fairs were an important summer activity and something that I participated in a deeply peripheral way. Hot days in the sun, wandering around raising money for building restorations for an art deco theater, while hoping to stop at a booth that sold fudge or tie-dyed shirts. There were quilt competitions in quiet rooms, where you could see each precise stitch under heavy fluorescent lights, ugly dog competitions on poorly kept church lawns. These competitions, their sweetness and intangibility, are weirdly foundational to who I am as a person — that cultural shit that stays with you even when you’re sure that you’re past it.

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Centenntable to Attend Hand Eye Society Ball

I am very pleased to announce that the #1000ButtonProject, in the form of Centenntable, will be attending its first international show — the Toronto, ON based Hand Eye Society Ball for 2018.

As their website states:

…And one by one danced the revellers in the LED-bedecked halls of their revel, and button-mashed each in the delighting posture of their play. And N++ and Cuphead and Line Wobbler held illimitable dominion over all.

So ends one account of a legendary gathering known as the Hand Eye Society Ball, an annual celebration of contemporary videogames and playful media from Toronto and beyond. Acting as both fancy videogame party and fundraiser to support a local gaming arts organization, this particular enchanted evening holds some fresh mysteries in store: Four artifacts brought together by four strangers, all meeting on the fourth of a series of strange nights indeed. Diamonds and spades, hearts and clubs: What could be the meaning of these elusive allusions?

I am very excited to take this road show to another country, and pleased as punch that the folks in Toronto are wiling to have little old me in their city. Hopefully we’ll have a bunch of great pictures to show off after the event, and a few more people excitedly playing the game but this time in fancy dress.

Want to come? You can get your tickets here.

Centenntable to Attend Anime Central Indie Game Party

Super pleased to announce that Centenntable (a part of the #1000ButtonProject) will be attending Anime Central as a part of the Indie Game Party. Come see us on the show floor with a lot of other great games!

Centenntable to Attend Indie Arcade Wisconsin

We are pleased to announce that #1000ButtonProject (under the name Centenntable) will be attending the upcoming Indie Arcade event in Madison, WI.

I’ve never been to Wisconsin before.

This might also be a good time to talk about Centenntable vs. #1000ButtonProject. A little while back, while working on a few separate projects I realized that submitting the #1000ButtonProject to events might be complicated by the fact that everyone’s first question is “Wait aren’t there only 100 buttons.” It immediately became obvious that people would think that the project was unfinished rather than in a rolling state of development.

Hence, Centenntable. I’ve submitted to a few events under this name, and shown the project with those things in mind depending on the aim for each event. For Indie Arcade, in Madison, it made sense to go with the Centenntable moniker. Basically Centenntable is when the project is only 1 board.