Nottingham, UK – October 16, 2013/… GameCity, the world’s friendliest videogame festival, today revealed more details about GameCity8, which takes over the city of Nottingham between Saturday October 18 and Saturday October 26, 2013.
GameCity is a Nottingham Trent University project that organises events through the year culminating in the festival each autumn.
Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone, will be returning to GameCity to reveal details of his next project, Volume. Taking place from 8pm on Friday 25 October at Nottingham Castle – a new location for GameCity – Mike will be joined by a panel of experts who will question him on his forthcoming game in Volume – What Mike Did Next.
Entry to this event will be strictly limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The only way to guarantee a place at this event is to register yourself on the GameCity 8 schedule.
Other recently announced events include:
Commodore vs Spectrum: Argy Bhaji
Tuesday October 22, 7pm-11pm, Mogal E Azam, 7-9 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham.
History is littered with great rivalries, but perhaps none more nasty, festering, bitterly contested and pointless than Commodore versus Spectrum. In a dance as old as time, these two punch-drunk, bruised old fighters have come out of retirement for one final rumble in the Mogal-e-Azam Indian Restaurant.
Entry £10 including a delicious curry dinner! Please pay on the door. This event is presented in association with the National Centre for Craft and Design Exhibition, “Revolution in the Bedroom, War in the Playground”, which opens October 18th. http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/
Genesis of CrOn
October 19 – 26, 10am-5pm, The Open Arcade, 10 Fletcher Gate
Genesis of Cr0n is a new form of immersive theatre. Using a combination of pervasive gaming, new technology, interventionist performance, large scale installations and real life locations.
Experience The Genesis of Cr0n in and around the streets of Nottingham during this year’s GameCity8 festival. You will discover Cr0n’s secret underground HQ and be tasked with completing clandestine operations in real life locations and venues around the city. You will also be given access to specially designed websites and highly advanced software tools as part of the experience as you work to expose the Ministry of Provenance.
Genesis of Cr0n casts the audience as the protagonist and provides a unique experience for all. Register to become an agent by going to http://genesisofcr0n.com/ or visiting the Cr0n booth in the Open Arcade, GameCity’s pop-up venue at 10 Fletcher Gate (formerly Dwell).
One Death Left
Friday October 25, 7pm-late, Spanky van Dyke’s Eatery and Fun House, 17 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham
One Death Left - a night of murder, mystery and singing. Videogame characters will die. And members of the audience will be unmasked as killers in the largest ever game of wink murder. Followed, as ever, by videogame karaoke. Presented by One Life Left, Europe’s best videogame radio show.
The GameCity8 Closing Party: A GameCity Nights Special
Saturday October 26, 7pm-late, The Space & Café Bar, Nottingham Contemporary
We’re going to see this year’s festival off with a bang thanks to a line-up of amazing bands, DJs, performers and games. GameCity Nights is taking over The Space & Café Bar areas of the prestigious Nottingham Contemporary.
To contact GameCity email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 0115 993 2359.
Notes to editors
The GameCity8 festival will take place between Saturday October 19 to Saturday October 26 at venues across Nottingham city centre, including the Old Market Square, Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building and Nottingham Contemporary art gallery.
GameCity, a Nottingham Trent University project, organises events through the year culminating in the festival each autumn. This year two giant screens in Nottingham’s Old Market Square will form the festival centrepiece.
Called simply Two Big Screens, the five metre by three metre screens will be used to showcase games developed especially for GameCity8 by well-known developers.
A different game will feature each day and the screens will be moving overnight so visitors who left the square with the screens facing each other for that day’s gaming might return in the morning to find the screens flat on the floor ready for the next day’s fun.
As well as the festival, GameCity organises a series of events held throughout the year and across the UK. Projects aim to contextualise videogames as accessible, important, cultural, visionary and enduring pieces of work made by creative people with diverse skills, ambitions and imaginations.
GameCity is a Nottingham Trent University project with support and backing from a range of private and public sector partners such as Nottingham City Council, Broadway Media Centre, and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.
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