|Gamecity 7 is definitely this!|
This videogame festival showcases games and game culture and we're lucky enough to have it happen right on our doorstep in Nottingham. Over the years I've done a few cakey things for Game City and I get so excited as the October half term approaches as my husband is a real retro games enthusiast and my 8yr old is slowly becoming attached to any games console he can find...
This year there has been a lot of publicity about 'opening up the festival' to people of all ages so I thought we'd head down and check it out. We decided to just venture into the main tented area on the Market Square as it seemed most family friendly - and easy to escape if tantrums/toilet trips/hunger/thirst occurred.
My 8yr old was in gamer heaven as we entered the door. Lots of colours, screens and beanbags were scattered around to entice you into playing games and generally get involved in the day. All of the games on demo were made by the Dev Soc (Nottingham Trent University Developers Society) and the creators behind each game were fab. They were really easy to chat to and invited us to play their games at length - I was also massively impressed that they took the time to chat to Fin and explain the games so thoroughly to him. A lot of people shy away from actually 'talking' to kids so this took the pressure off of my husband and he could just play alongside.
|The games on the day were courtesy of the develops from Dev Soc.|
|Sssshhh - art in progress.|
|Done! Now let's get Thomas to help stick this to the wall|
|Umm, yes Fin this is Minecraft and you play it like this...umm, let's just move on...|
|Get on top - the only kids game to encourage kids to get active!|
|Massive thumbs up from Fin|