The Big Free Gaming Day Comes To University of Suffolk This Weekend

The Big Free Gaming Day Comes To University of Suffolk This Weekend

November 10th, 2018: The Big Free Gaming Day at Game Anglia comprises of a multitude of stands each housing a game development team or studio that will be showing their latest releases from mobile games to virtual reality. The public can play for free, leave feedback and vote on their favourites from the day, as well as meet local studios and mingle with like-minded gamers.

Gamers from all ages can come and play for free throughout the day and enjoy a sneak peek of games that have just been released or due for release in the coming year. Games include the sheep herding party game ‘Disobedient Sheep’, the frantic shopping simulator ‘Black Friday Sim’’ and emotive narrative experience ‘Before I Forget’.

There will be over 25 games to enjoy on the day, as well as additional booths from Press Start Gaming Lounge, Ipswich’s first gaming lounge. Local businesses such as Derivco, who are sponsoring the event, are also getting involved in helping people learn more about the industry and possible career paths in coding.

The event also highlights the wealth of video game talent in the local area with The Dwarves of Glistenveld being made in Colchester and the multi-award winning titles Ruya and Lost Words: Beyond the Page being made right here in Ipswich.

The free gaming event will be hosted at the iconic Waterfront Building from 10 am at the University of Suffolk and run until 5 pm. Parking is available at the University of Suffolk car park and will be free to visitors of the event.

The event runs alongside the industry event Game Anglia that sees experts from across the world come together for a day of talks and panels. The conference will cover a range of topics from building up a community around your game, all the way to final user testing. Prices for the conference range from £20 for students to £95 for VIP tickets, that include an after-party with many of the gaming legends from the day.

Andy Green, Senior Technical Artist at Bossa Studios said:
“Having left the region for London to begin my journey in the games industry 7 years ago, I’m really excited to speak at Game Anglia, and to play a small part in shining an industry spotlight much closer to home.”

The event promises to be lots of fun with plenty of free games, fun activities and even competitions on the day. The event is open to all ages, however, a handful of the games may have self-imposed age restrictions.

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