Train2Game News Gang Beasts Take Over National Videogame Museum

National Videogame Museum teaming up with the massively successful videogame Gang Beasts for summer gallery display, costume competition, and more from 22nd July to 31st August.

The National Videogame Museum (NVM) is delighted to announce its new Summer programme, Gang Beasts Takeover, which will see a brand new gallery display created in close collaboration with Boneloaf, the Sheffield-based creators of the massively successful videogame Gang Beasts.

From July 22nd to August 31st, visitors to the NVM will be able to get together to bash their friends and family whilst playing the game, as well as getting a never-before-seen insight into how the game was created and took the world by storm.

The curators at the NVM have had full access to the Sheffield-based offices where Gang Beasts was created, and have sourced a selection of materials that showcase the stories behind the game. This includes the famous boxing ring, which serves as an iconic symbol of the playful melee of the Gang Beasts game.

Alongside the exhibit at the NVM, visitors will be able to take part in the Beef City Fashion Week, a costume competition to design an outfit for a Gang Beast character. The winners will be judged by an expert panel of videogame developers and fashion designers from Sheffield. Lucky winners from different age groups will be awarded extra special prizes from the Gang Beasts and NVM team.

This is the first major new programme at the National Videogame Museum since it reopened after closure due to Covid-19. This marks the next step in innovative and exciting programming at the Sheffield City Centre venue. This project is running alongside other national and internationally recognised projects by the NVM, such as its recent Animal Crossing Diaries project.

Conor Clarke, Marketing Officer for the NVM, said “Gang Beasts has forever been the most popular game on display at our museum, as well as being one of the most successful games worldwide over the past few years. To be able to partner with Boneloaf on this Summer programme is an absolute delight and an honour. The team has been incredibly generous and kind with their time and support of the museum and showcasing how their ultra-successful game was created right here in Sheffield has been an absolute joy. It’s nearly been as much fun as actually playing the game. Nearly.”

The team at Boneloaf has said, “We’re excited to show some examples of the many experiments, iterations, and mistakes we made with the development and promotion of Gang Beasts to the NVM’s audiences, especially to those that want to make their own games.”

Gang Beasts Takeover runs at the National Videogame Museum from 22nd July to 31st August. All Gang Beasts related content is included with the entry price, including entry into the Beef City Fashion Week competition. Pre-booking is recommended. Visit the NVM website for more details and information on ongoing safety procedures.

Train2Game News Pokémon European National Championships

english_pokémon_logo.svg_.png.pngOne of the Pokémon community’s most-wanted additions for the Pokémon National Championships is now officially confirmed, as three brand-new Pokémon channels will be streaming all the action live from the tournament floor throughout the events.

Fans around the world will be able to tune in from the comfort of their homes to watch the two-day Pokémon National Championships as they happen. Three separate streams with English commentary will be available from each of the main events: one showcasing the Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships, one for the Pokémon Video Game National Championships, and one for the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series. These streams will be available to view from the following events:

· 14–15 May: Liverpool, UK (Exhibition Centre Liverpool)
· 21–22 May: Kassel, Germany (Kongress Palais Kassel)
· 11–12 June: Milan, Italy (Mediolanum Forum, Assago MI)

The live streams will be available on the following channels:
Pokémon TCG National Championships: www.twitch.tv/pokemonTCG_EU
Pokémon VG National Championships: www.twitch.tv/pokemonVGC_EU
Pokkén Tournament Championship Series: www.twitch.tv/PokkenTournamentEU

Hot on the heels of last week’s reveal that Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version have now reached over 1.5 million units sold worldwide, another milestone has been reached with Nintendo 3DS games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire having sold a combined total of more than 3 million units across Europe since their launch in November 2014.

To celebrate this news, fans who attend the European Nationals events in person can grab a Shiny Machamp for their copies of the game. This special Machamp is similar to the one used by last year’s Senior Division Video Game World Champion and is a great addition to any Trainer’s Pokédex.

For more information on the Pokémon National Championships or this year’s World Championships, which will take place from 19–21 August in San Francisco, California, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/uk/play-pokemon/nationals/2016/about/