Anna Anthropy at Works SJ Coop

Anna Anthropy at Works SJ Coop

If you are in the San Jose are and you are a video game aficionado then you should stop by the Cooperative Gaming Coop exhibition at Works/ San Jose Art and Performance Center. You can play dozens of games for free from new, up-and-coming game developers. Your options are endless from games made by children to games about the Occupy Oakland movement, drugs, religion and the very entertaining QWOP (a game in which you are a olympic runner).

Closing the Coop exhibition, game developer Anna Anthropy stopped by to talk about her game Oakutron and the Occupy Oakland movement, her new book Rise of the Videogame Zinester about the videogame industry and DIY game developers, and the games she curated for the Coop. Antrophy explained the importance of video games in our society, for children and adults alike, as a creative outlet and ways to explore our identity. Anthropy reinforced the importance of new independent game developers that are pushing the boundaries in the video game world. Artists that are exploring more controversial topics, like Anthropy’s game Oakutron created for the Occupy movement in Oakland. In her newest game, Dys4ria, Anthropy takes you into her personal life and her experience with hormone replacement therapy.

Make sure not to miss this exhibition before it closes on October 20th, 2012. For more information check out Works website.