NEWS : GameCity 2012 Festival Launch Event

It’s that time of year again! Well, sort of. We’re actually revealing (some of) the festival details a lot earlier this year. Why? Because there’s soooo much happening, we need a longer than ever lead time to cram all of the announcements in between now and October! To start things off, we’re having a party! With Ian Livingstone!

On May 2nd, from 6pm, at Antenna, Nottingham, NG1 1EQ, the two Ian’s (Ian Livingstone, OBE and Iain Simons, GameCity Director, the original Odd Couple) will share the presenting honours in a frankly amazing event. The beginning of the evening will be spent honouring Livingstone, Founder and Life President at Eidos Interactive, OBE and Westminster videogame evangelist, to name a few accomplishments.

Not only will Livingstone’s myriad accomplishments be reflected upon and celebrated in GameCity’s own inimitable style, the man, the myth, the legend will also unveil the first details of GameCity’s annual festival, due to take place this October!

Covering the festival dates, locations, a select number of headliners and other currently top-secret details, as well as opportunities for public participation and publisher/developer exhibition opportunities, this is also a chance for the public to have their say about October’s celebrations.

Eidos Life President, Ian Livingstone OBE said “Having followed the development of GameCity from its humble beginnings, I’m delighted to be able to launch the 2012 GameCity festival. NTU are unique in translating the videogame industry to the broader public in radical new ways and have developed a true beacon of public engagement.”

GameCity Director and founder, Iain Simons, said, “We’re honoured and delighted to be able to welcome Ian to GameCity for the first time. Festival launch day is always an exciting event for us, but having it in the presence of one of the legends of UK development will make 2012 particularly special. I can scarcely believe that thirty years ago I was a schoolboy enthralled by ‘Deathtrap Dungeon’ and now here I am welcoming its creator to our event. He looks so very young.”

The GameCityLaunch event will take place on May 2nd in Antenna, Nottingham, NG1 1EQ, from 5pm. Entry is limited and advanced booking is recommended and will be available soon.

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