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Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World (RiotBox Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Video games get a bad rap. They’ll waste your time, they’ll rot your brain, they’ll even make you violent. In fact, as Amy Conway points out, the scientific truth is entirely the opposite, and in an enchanting hour she explores how games can hold up a mirror to our own lives and struggles. Though this is very much Conway’s story, from practically the first minute the audience are up and playing games, solving problems or hitting targets against brutal time limits. It fosters a real camaraderie, and as Conway’s story becomes darker and more personal, we’re right there with her. In the final moments, I felt a genuine connection with everyone in the room. It was affecting, life-affirming and beautiful.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]