June 4th marks the start of the 2014 Go North festival in Inverness. Go North celebrates all aspects of the cultural and creative arts and includes film, music, literature and a growing number of games.
For the first time, the festival in 2014 will feature a gaming playground, where a number of Scotland’s development studios will be showcasing their latest games and a gaming masterclass is lined up as part of the festival programme.
The gaming masterclass promises to be epic. Gary Penn, official games industry legend, Denki’s chief development chap, old school journalist and all round gaming superhero, will be in conversation with Christopher Brookmyre, author, gamer and the man behind Bedlam, a book set entirely inside video games, which will be eerily familiar to any FPS fans…
It will in fact be stuffed with gaming goodness as well as a jam-packed programme of films, gigs, debates, discussions, presentations, talks and comedy. In short, you need to be there.
Better still, Go North is FREE. Yes, free. You have to register – and spaces are going fast. The music and film sectors know the value of the event and show up in large numbers. If you need any MORE persuasion, then check the 2014 festival programme, which offers one of the best line-ups of cultural and creative programming in the UK.
Plus if you book now, trains and buses from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee are around £11/£12. So there’s really no excuse…
The companies which have so far confirmed they’ll be taking part in the gaming showcase include:
- Hunted Cow
- Cobra Mobile
- Dave Sapien Ltd.
- Me & The Giants
- Team Junkfish
- Quartic Llama
- Binary Pumpkin
- Guerilla Team
- EM Studios
- Hidden Armada
- Lost Zombies
Amanda Millen, the director of Go North, told us:
Games are an incredibly important part of Scotland’s cultural and creative industries. We’re thrilled to have two real experts in the shape of Gary Penn and Christopher Brookmyre taking part in our programme and to be welcoming so many of Scotland’s studios to take part in our first ever gaming playground. We want to show every visitor and delegate to Go North just how creative, diverse and exciting the games industry can be.
Register now. We’ll see you there…
Go North, June 4th & 5th, Inverness, Scotland.
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