September 9th 2008 - Nottingham, UK. - GameCity, the UK's leading brand in independent videogame festivals, and Guinness World Records today announce your chance to claim that record you really know should be yours.
Guinness World Records and GameCity are inviting you to submit ideas for videogame records you think you can conquer, and Guinness World Records experts will select ten to adjudicate at this year's GameCity. This is your opportunity to make gaming history LIVE on the GameCity big screen in front of hordes of adoring fans, AND those all-important official Guinness World Records adjudicators.
- <*>Reckon you're the fastest in the world at Professor Kawashima's arithmetic challenge?*> <*>Think you could pull off the fastest speed-run of The Silent Cartographer?*> <*>Want to show the world you can clear Rock Band's Run To The Hills on expert - blindfolded?*>
This is your big chance to prove you're the best there is. Current games, old games, existing records, new challenges - it's all up for grabs this year at GameCity.
It's easy to enter. Simply email the gaming record you'd like to attempt to firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.gamecity.org/gwr and we'll take care of the rest. If you are lucky enough to be selected as one of the world record attempts, you won't be alone. This year's festival is proud to launch the latest title from TT Games and Warner Bros Interactive Entertaindent: Guinness World Records: the Videogame. This is the first time the crazy world of record breaking has been bought to your living room. To celebrate, GameCity will be tackling a few spectacular records of its own. Involving hundreds of people, a unique musical soundtrack, a great deal of curry and the support of the local authorities, it's not quite time yet to announce the details of these extraordinary events, but head on over to www.gamecity.org to register for updates.
With your help, this truly is going to be one of greatest festivals on record.
About Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer's Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements. The Guinness World Records website ( www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is part of the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned companies which is a conglomerate of interests, including advertising, broadcasting, grocery stores and automotive retailing.
TT Games ( www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the award winning LEGO Star Wars series of video games and LEGO Indiana Jones: The Videogame. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller's Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console and PC games of the highest quality, suitable for young gamers .
GameCity is the UK's best-loved gaming event, attracting international speakers like Alexei Pajitnov, creator of Tetris and Keita Takahashi, the man behind the Katamari Damacy phenomenon, as well as exclusive game premieres, debates in Indian restaurants and amazing music events. A three-day festival which takes gaming out into the streets, shops and cinemas of Nottingham, it's a celebration and an exploration of gaming's potential. Based this year in the opulent and flexible space of the Gatecrasher super-club, it's a unique event which reflects the diversity and vitality of the world's most exciting creative industry.
GameCity runs from 30th October to 1st November in Nottingham.
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