8th October 2009. Nottingham, UK. GameCity is equal parts proud and delighted to be able to announce the attendance of the acclaimed ThatGameCompany to GameCity Squared. TGC's Robin Hunicke will be taking part in a number of events throughout the week, culminating on the Thursday evening with 'Night Blooms', a unique evening performance of 'Flower' in Nottingham City Centre. A building's interior will be entirely transformed as Flower is played and the air fills with petals.
"Every year we try and work with the most creative, innovative and impassioned artists that we can, I can't think of any company that embodies those kind of passions more than ThatGameCompany. I'm genuinely ecstatic that they're able not just to visit us, but to participate in such a special event", said GameCity director Iain SImons.
"We're delighted to join GameCity in celebrating the cultural value of gaming," said Kellee Santiago, co-founder and president. "At ThatGameCompany, we explore what video games cancommunicate, in order to bring fresh experiences to a broader audience. GameCity is the perfect place for us to shareFlower with fans and new players alike."
Night Blooms will be taking place at GameCity Squared, 28th October at 7pm.
GameCity runs from 27 - 31 October, 2009. www.gamecity.org
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