Train2Game News GameCity 9

GameCity 9GameCity is throwing a giant housewarming party at its main festival venue in the middle of Nottingham town this coming Saturday 25 October to celebrate moving in and taking it over for the week.

Located at 24-32 Carlton Street, just one minute from the Lace Market tram stop, the GameCity venue covers five floors, has three galleries of brilliant stuff and will be full of like-minded video game fans.

For the whole of the opening weekend, the GameCity venue will be the place to be to make and play games in the Open Arcade, eat cake, make a tribute to your favourite game character to be displayed on the Wall of Game, build a cardboard arcade machine and generally have a brilliant time. Did we mention eating cake?

Most of all, this is an opportunity to put yourself into GameCity. Bring along something to stick on the walls – an old game magazine, manual, or your own artwork – and help us turn it into a colourful world of relentless brilliance.

Be there at 10am on Saturday 25 October and you can literally start a festival. To find out more go to http://gamecity.org/festival/gauntletsignup/

Train2Game News: GameCityNights coming to a place near you

The GameCityNights festival is going nationwide. The event annually held in Nottingham it is now hitting the road.

The festival celebrates everything from the game world with previous keynote speakers from Crytek UK, Harmonix music systems and Sony London Studio.

This years event is sponsored by Edge Magazine, SimCity, Maxis, EA and more. Previous years the festival has had no financial support so to get such big names is a big step forward.

“After three years of Nights gigs in Nottingham and loads of brilliant guests and audience members, it seemed like a good time to share the love,” says Iain Simons, director of GameCity. “The one thing we love more than doing GameCityNights events is driving – so this really is the ideal combination for us”

More details of the event are soon to come – it’s guaranteed to feature many playable games, intimate talks and panels with industry icons. There’s also the GameCity Arcade: a free space for indie devs to put their games. All the games will also feature on Edge’s website.

“So if you’ve got something to say or a game to show, get in touch,” says Simons.

If you have been working on a game lately and are looking for a place to show it and get feedback from the public, this is a good time.

Dates and locations are below:

November 13: National Media Museum, Bradford
November 20: BFI Southbank, London
November 21: Dublin Science Gallery, Dublin

January 24: Antenna, Nottingham
January 29: Arnolfini, Bristol
January 31: Junction, Cambridge

February 5: MAC, Birmingham
February 22: Animated Exeter Festival
February 23: GEEK2013, Margate
February 25: Carriageworks, Leeds
February 26: FACT, Liverpool

For more details on the event go to nights.gamecity.org