RSG is launching a new project, KRIEGSPIEL – Guy Debord’s 1978 “Game of War” produced for computer. They port this forgotten game to a downloadable computer game. Pre-launch LAN party is on Friday, Feb 8 from 7 pm to 10 pm at MTAA’s Brooklyn Studio. I wish I could join the game, but I will be in Boston at this time.

Update: LAN party postponed to today (Feb 22, Friday).  Instructions on how to play the game and more info is here:

The announcement:

Guy Debord’s 1978 “Game of War”
Produced for computer by RSG

* bring your own laptop *

In 1978 the French Situationist Guy Debord designed and fabricated a board game called “The Game of War.” Thirty years later RSG is resurrecting this largely forgotten game, translating the game instructions from French to Java and releasing it as an online computer game. We explore the contradiction between Debord, a symbol of radical politics and art in 1960s France, and the Napoleonic war game he created. In Debord’s own words the game was the only thing in his entire body of work that had any value. Was it nostalgia, or a vision of things to come?

Founded in 2000, RSG is a collective of programmers and artists working on experimental software products. The Kriegspiel team consists of: Alexander R. Galloway, producer and programming; Carolyn Kane, research; Adam Parrish, programming; Daniel Perlin, sound; DJ /rupture and Matt Shadetek, music; and Mushon Zer-Aviv, design.

* bring your own laptop *

* Image on top is from the RSG website, more images at

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