Tuesday, 27th October - Saturday, 31st October, 2009 - Nottingham's irreverent game festival returns
GameCity Squared will be taking place all across Nottingham City from 27th - 31th October, 2009. This year, the strategy is clear – take the considerable virtues of previous events and amplify them, whilst simultaneously pruning out the less successful bits.
With this mantra as the organiser's guide, 2009 promises to deliver the most audacious GameCity yet. Anchored around the entire Market Square of Nottingham City, through which 30,000+ members of the public pass every day, GameCity Squared is going to be the most accessible GameCity to date
In a direct response to the recent budget announcements, and in view of the economic downturn, GameCity is doing its part to ensure that the global financial meltdown doesn't impede people's ability to celebrate video games. GameCIty Squared will be doing its part to raise the morale of the nation by making all events free
Last year Media Molecule wowed the audience with an intimate unstitching of Sackboy, Jonathan Coulton led 2000 zombies in a world-record-breaking undead singalong, Harmonix and SCEE launched the National Videogame Archive, Martin Hollis and David Doak gave a unique directors commentary of GoldenEye 64, and David Jaffe didn’t even leave his desk to deliver his profanities. The 2009 programme will show no such restraint.