Last Thursday, we were lucky enough to attend the launch of GameCity6, Nottingham’s very own videogame culture festival. Now in its 6th year, GameCity has seen its audience increase and broaden quite spectacularly over the years.
The launch event was hosted by the very entertaining Iain Simons, director of GameCity, and involved QR Codes cupcakes, a new edition of their ‘There’s Horace!’ game which we got quite excitingly involved in, videogames, special guests from around the world AND a lot of exciting announcements about this year’s festival.
Our host reiterated the fact that GameCity is mostly about fun and his wish is for the 6th edition to be ‘even more fun’. The festival will remain FREE and this year, there will be no bookings needed for the events. The idea is that everybody and anybody can just turn up and experience the festival. GameCity is not just a festival for the rather geeky teenager we once were and there will be events for all of us to enjoy, whether young or not-so-young.
Defying all rules of technology and making a 4-way Skype chat actually happen, Iain Simons then introduced his special guests, live from California and France, and announced parts of their amazing programme: Eric Chahi, Richard Lemarchand from Naughty Dog, thatgamecompany, Amanita Design and Iain Livingstone will all be involved in this year’s festival.
GameCity6 will take place between October 25th and October 29th and we recommend you keep an eye on their website http://gamecity.org and follow them on Twitter @GameCity to find out more about their programme.