Train2Game News Retro Games Celebration in Cardiff

The Arcade Vaults Brings an All-Day Celebration of Video Games to The Gate in Cardiff this Easter Holidays

The retro videogame event company, The Arcade Vaults, alongside The Gate Arts Centre in Roath, Cardiff, are organising a celebration of video games aimed at all ages and all types of game fans for the start of the Easter break.

“We’re taking the basic format from a smaller event last year and turning it up to 11. There’s going to be so much to do you may not have time for it all!” said CEO, Chris Munasinha.

On March 24th from 11am until 11pm, The Gate will be filled with five decades of consoles for the public to play. There’ll also be a huge Rocket League tournament, live speed-runs, Minecraft group sessions, team games on Spaceship Bridge Simulators, and a dedicated area for developer exclusives and talks in conjunction with Games Wales. The evening will feature live music including headliners Happy Fun Time Game Band and support act Atomic Supermen, as well as a board game area run by Rules of Play. And to celebrate this all, for the duration of March The Gate will feature an exhibition showing the best in artwork from, and inspired by, games.

Adults and children of all ages will be welcome with tickets for the event will cost £6 for adults and £4 for concessions for the day session. For the evening there is a separate charge of £5 a ticket. More information on specific sessions and tournament pricing will be announced via The Gate’s and The Arcade Vaults’ website and social channels.

Thomas Pritchard, The Arcade Vaults’ Content Producer says, “We had such a great time last year, and received some great feedback from our attendees, so being able to grow and build on that success is very exciting.”