Timezone Ensemble is a multiplayer game in which players battle over time. Each player is challenged to manipulate the 'collective time' to match their local time.
How it works: imagine you're a player from New Zealand and it is 18:00 p.m. You're trying to get the 'collective time' to match your local time. While pushing the buttons and adding or subtracting hours, minutes and seconds by doing so, one of your opponents living in Holland is trying to reach the opposite: matching the 'collective time' to his or her local time, 08:00 a.m.
Players can develop several strategies to reach their goal: matching the collective time to their local time, and receiving stars for doing so.
Timezone Ensemble is a concept from artist Noor Nuyten, it's revealing the notion of time as well as the characteristics of a multiplayer game.
Timezone Ensemble is supported by Upstream Gallery Amsterdam.