Train2Game News Resonate festival Glasgow

ResonateScotland’s newest and largest gaming festival, Resonate Total Gaming, is set to power its way into Glasgow for the first time this summer.

From 29–31 July 2016, the highly anticipated festival of eSports and gaming will take over the SECC offering an exciting range of programming to satisfy all ages. From the casual player to diehard gamer, there will be something for everyone so prepare to poise those gaming thumbs.

With eSports giants Gfinity, Versus Scotland and Xtreme Gaming on board, visitors will enjoy participating in exciting gaming tournament action with games including Halo, TrackMania, Street Fighter V and FIFA.

The ‘Bring Your Own Computer’ (BYOC) LAN area provides an inclusive gaming-focused environment for gamers who just want to game! Visitors can plug in their own kit and play pre-set games or catch some of the live action on screens around the Festival. The Resonate Game Jam hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University will also be held alongside the Festival and will see students create brand new games following a pre-set theme in just 48 hours.

Children aged 12 and under can enjoy the dedicated Resonate Juniors area designed with 110% Gaming. As an interactive zone, it will let kids ‘live the games’ while they learn tactics, compete and win prizes. From Super Mario to Temple Run and Minecraft to Lego – it’s all to play for as the kids let loose and explore their favourite characters and challenges.

There will also be the chance to meet YouTubers from Yogscast and Hat Films hosting signings, live Q&As and promotions, alongside the bespoke, custom-made Razer GamerBus that has unique on-site gaming facilities.

To top it all off, visitors will be able to get their hands on the latest kit and check out the Indie specialist showcase before heading to the purpose built MEGAbytes Café to relax, relive and enjoy retro arcade games while indulging in some Festival food and drink.

Set in a high-tempo, exciting environment, festival-goers will explore new, retro and indie games while competing alongside their peers on Scotland’s biggest gaming stage! They’ll also meet their favourite YouTube & broadcast champions plus the developers responsible for creating some of the world’s leading games.

Families and friends can spend hours, or days, playing their favourite games and meeting their gaming heroes. With both day and weekend tickets available it’s going to be a three-day celebration of all things gaming that will mark Glasgow and Scotland as a global leader in the gaming industry.

For more information and ticket bookings please visit www.resonatetotalgaming.com .

Train2Game News Family Gaming Festival

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The UK’s first Family Gaming Festival will make its debut this October half term at Excel London as part of Kidtropolis.

Hosted by FamilyGamerTV (http://www.youtube.com/familygamertv ), the gaming festival will be an integral part of Kidtropolis; the biggest UK consumer event for ‘all things kids and families’.

YouTube’s leading UK family gaming outlet (8 million views/month), FamilyGamerTV will be at the heart of Kidtropolis, providing a hub for all the latest games, tech, apps and toys to life products presented by YouTuber and Journalist, Andy Robertson.

Alongside gaming festival exhibitors, the family gaming hub will offer children the opportunity to ‘Become a YouTuber’ with Andy and star in a video. Parents can seek gaming advice and test out games in a Parent’s gaming zone. An Educational zone will enable children to seek career advice for getting into the gaming industry. Additionally, consumers can also tune in to FamilyGamerTV broadcasting highlights of Kidtropolis each day and exclusive looks at the best games.

Kidtropolis is designed to engage children and families with brands and products through play, immersive activities and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. It will house a spectrum of products from toys to fashion all the way through to science and gaming; all the things that form essential parts of children’s and family lifestyles.

Simon Pilling Managing Director of Kidtropolis said “ Kidtropolis is going to be fantastic and I can’ t wait for the doors to open. I’ m a kid at heart, but I’ m also a parent and I can be sure that within the Family Gaming Festival, the content my children will be exposed to will be appropriate but still very exciting. I’ m delighted to be working with Andy.”

Gemma Gallagher Director of Brand Relations said: “There is a need for a gaming festival for families in the UK and Kidtropolis is the perfect place to host it. Gaming and toys to life products play significant roles in family life and we’ re thrilled to be able to offer this unique experience to brands and consumers in the UK. FamilyGamerTV is a hugely successful and well respected YouTube channel and Andy Robertson will bring enormous value to the show”

Andy Robertson, Director of FamilyGamer YouTube channels said “Families have been crying out for a dedicated video game festival for years. Catering for both children and parents, this is a unique opportunity to engage this huge audience of gamers.The Family Gaming Festival at Kidtropolis will be breakthrough space for families to experience amazing games, get expert advice and discover how to get more from the games they play.”

To get involved in the Family Gaming festival, contact simon@kidtropolis.co.uk or Andy Robertson editor@FamilyGamer.TV .