— Exhibition 1 —

Koxvold vs. Reyes

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— Exhibition 2 —

Kleon vs. Anderson

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Season Four Schedule

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A New Hope

On Friday, August 8th we hosted two live “friendly” matches to kick off a new season of Layer Tennis. They were just for fun, the real competitions start on Friday, September 12th. The site is new, the archives have been completely mostly reformatted and we’re ready to go. We’ll be hosting remix contests and lots of other fun things this season, so you’ll probably want to get on the list for the skinny on all that. Oh, do you want to play?

What’s All This Then?

Two competitors swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post that to the site live. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action as it happens.

The players may be designers, animators, illustrators or anything else, and they can do pretty much as they like. There are no real rules, the matches are generally competitive and collaborative. Things progress volley by volley.

A match lasts for ten volleys and when it’s complete, everybody sounds off and together we declare a winner. To see LYT in action, get lost in the archive of past matches.

Blasts from the Past