Media Choice Award, IndieCade 2015

A MAZE Awards 2016

Currently on display at the National Videogame Arcade

A portable installation designed to mix physical movement with teamwork, communication and problem-solving.

One physical space, four big buttons and codes to be cracked! The game uses four custom-made buttons, designed so that the game can fit into any environment.

Players must use clues scattered around the room to uncover a sequence of button presses, and run around to bash the buttons in the right order.

You may have to flip through maps, pick apart circuit diagrams or rifle through a book of spy photos, but one thing’s for certain: the best codebreakers work as a team!

  • Tokyo Games Show 2017 Indie Arena
  • Out of Index 2017, Seoul
  • GameCity 2016: National Videogame Arcade, Nottingham
  • Now Play This: Somerset House, London
  • IndieCade East 2016: Museum of the Moving Image, New York
  • A MAZE Abu Dhabi Pop Up: The District, Abu Dhabi
  • A MAZE Berlin 2016: Berlin
  • Burn the Keyboard: V&A Museum, London
  • Wellcome Collection Friday Spectacular: London
  • Indievelopment 2015: Utrecht


"Codex Bash was one of the most popular parts of our event. Simple to learn, difficult to master, and a brilliant experience for players and spectators alike.

Watching strangers bond through frantic dashing and button bashing was an amazing way of showing how great gaming is at bringing people together."

Nathan Buckley - National Science and Media Museum

Hiring Codex Bash

Both Codex Bash and Tap Happy Sabotage are available to licence. priced based on the duration of the licence and the number of devices that can be used concurrently on the same licence.

The pricing structure below shows rental costs for the software. Renters can opt to construct their own hardware (instructions are provided with the software) or to hire equipment from Alistair directly based on availability, which will be priced separately.

  1 device 3 devices 10 devices
7 days 95 GBP 195 GBP 395 GBP
30 days 145 GBP 295 GBP 445 GBP
90 days 345 GBP 695 GBP 1045 GBP
1 year 995 GBP 1995 GBP 3995 GBP