Street Tape Games


Freeplay Parallels 2020: Official Selection

A direct response to COVID-19, Street Tape Games is a temporary installation that invites the public to play beloved street and playground games redesigned with social distancing. Using colourful social-distancing tapes to create playful markings on the ground, Street Tape Games is about reactivating public space and encouraging the community to come out and play again after lockdown.

Facilitated play sessions will introduce the redesigned games to the public. Play childhood favourites such as Foursquare, Tunnelball, and What’s the Time, Mr Wolf without body contact or touch, and reconnect with your community in a fun, active, and safe way.

Initially conceptualised as part of the Test Sites Online 2020 program, Street Tape Games was presented as part of the Fawkner Festa and Freeplay Independent Games Festival in 2021.

The project is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants and Festivals Moreland Development Program, and created in collaboration with Chad Toprak.