The annual celebration of videogame culture, will hit the streets of Nottingham from 25-29 October. It’s not just your bog standard here’s a new game, look at it, and then go home…it’s about gaming fans coming together in one place, meeting developers and gamers alike, to celebrate the gaming culture in innovative, new and exciting ways.
There’s more variety on offer then your local market! Here’s just a few. One event can be considered to be a pre Halloween celebration, (you know like pre-drinking, however I doubt this term will catch on). On Friday 28 October, GameCity presents ‘Fear Friday’ which is a horror themed day, where you can get to grips with horror games, feast upon films (including James Moran who will be heading a Q+A about his work on upcoming Brit horror flick, Cockneys vs. Zombies), enthral yourself in a novel, panel debates and performances. Not to mention, a zombie pageant where you could be crowned the Mr. and Mrs. Zombie, (so crack open your Halloween outfits early) or visit the makeup artists to join the horde of the living dead. Mmmmm brains……….
Aspiring writers can enjoy a reading from Charlie Higson’s new zombie novel, ‘The Fear’, a tense tale focusing on a small group of teens, fighting for survival after the world’s adults descend into ravenous horrors, intent on devouring the heroes. Tense? Check. Fighting? Check. Survival? Check. Entertainment? Check! And that’s not all; Higson will be awarding the winners of GameCitys very own writing competition entitled, ‘Who’s afraid of GameCity.’
With plenty to sink your teeth into on Fear Friday, GameCity looks to maintain its enviable reputation as one of the great video game festivals.
Keep your eyes peeled for these events!
FEZ with Phil Fish
With the award of “Excellence in Visual Art” and nomination of “Design Innovation” tied to its name, the eagerly anticipated platform title of ‘FEZ’, is set to take GameCity by storm. Polytron co-founder Phil Fish, will be flying to the UK, and inviting gamers to one to one sessions in the VIP lounge of the Broadway Cinema for a meet and greet and to discuss some of his latest work, everyday from 10:30am to 3pm.
GameCity Director Iain Simons said, “Fez represents the absolute pinnacle of platform gaming – a brilliant concept, fantastic gameplay and hats. That Phil is taking time out of his busy schedule to join us for the festival this year is incredibly exciting, and we’re all looking forward to letting the public play Fez ahead of its release and spend some time on a sofa with Phil.”
Dinner with Eric
Having scaled volcanoes, tackled interpretative theatre and dyed his hair blue, Eric Chahi is set to bring his unique brand of celebration to GameCity6 with a special five course dinner, as part of his festival takeover. The celebration of Eric’s contribution to video games will take place on October 26, 6-9pm. The dinner will be held in Adams Restaurant & Brasserie, Stoney Street, NG1 1NQ. Collaborating with New College Nottingham’s (NCN) Head Chef Tom Edwards, Eric will present a truly multi-sensory evening, combining touch, taste, sight, smell and sound as he experiments with and alters perceptions and taste buds alike via molecular gastronomy.
GameCity Director Iain Simons commented “Like most kids, I remember being told not to play with my food. Eric and Tom are now bringing something totally unique to the table, literally, and it’s time to ignore that rule. This is the kind of event that makes GameCity unique – finally a meal that plays as good as it tastes…”
Spaces are extremely limited and must be pre-booked. Tickets cost £25 per person and include a full meal as well as sample delicacies. To book tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 910 4510. Please note, a £10 deposit is required to guarantee a seat.
For more information on events and for the full schedule, please visit GameCity.