A new commission from game design studio Free Ice Cream
Follow your noses as a new immersive game from Free Ice Cream uses pungent smell trails to guide you round the streets of East London.
This thrilling street game challenges teams to follow smell trails under cover of darkness to track down an unknown adversary. Players will need to work together to stay safe – and to figure out who they can trust.
Set in a dystopian near-future where the rising global heat has awoken something vast and inhuman beneath us, This City Stinks is an immersive experience out on the streets with a full soundscape designed by acclaimed sound artists Duncan Speakman and Sarah Anderson.
This City Stinks will preview on 16 September with reduced price tickets and then run from 17 September at full price. Early bird tickets of £8 are available. Teams of 2 to 5 people (over 18s only) can take part with time slots throughout the evening from 18.30 to 23.00. Each game lasts 45 60 minutes. 16-18 September the game starts at Leyton tube station, 23-25 September the game starts at Chingford Mount Bus Station.
How to play:
- This City Stinks is open to adults 18+ only
- The game is for teams of 2 to 5 people. Book for the same time slot with your friends and do it together!
- Be aware that groups of more than 5 people may be split up into different slots on arrival at the welcome desk.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes before your booked time slot to ensure entry.
- Each player must bring a smartphone and a set of headphones. Without these, you will not be able to play the game.
- Wear comfortable shoes and warm layers as we can’t guarantee the weather, and you will be outside for the duration of the game.
- This game takes place at night.
Contact us if you have any questions around accessibility
Free Ice Cream is a design studio based between Waltham Forest and Berlin. They make playful immersive spaces with plenty of digital magic embedded in the real world.
Designed by Free Ice Cream
Music and Sound Design by Duncan Speakman and Sarah Anderson
Voice Acting: Liana Cottrill & Sebastian Wright
Photography and filming: Tori Allison-Powell, Rico-Thai Richards and Jemima Russell
A Waltham Forest Council commission for Jump Festival