1. GameCity is what a
videogame festival should be.
We bring together developers,
students and the public to
explore and celebrate videogames
and videogame culture.
We attract the best speakers in the
World, give a platform to up-and-
coming artists and create totally
unique public events.
Sonic’s Birthday Tea Party, 2006
The Market Square, 2009
2. Itʼs proven.
Established, independent and now in its ﬁfth year.
Zombie World Record Attempt (successful), 2008
3. Itʼs a videogame festival for everybody (even gamers).
In 2009, 2000 people attended ticketed events and more than
22,000 participated in the free events on the Market Square.
Arcade Trail, 2006
4. It takes place across the WHOLE city.
It’s driven by Nottingham Trent University and fully backed by
Nottingham City Council.
GameCity is everywhere: in bars, schools, restaurants, cinemas
and based around the Old Market Square.
Keita Takahashi keynote, 2007
5. World class developers come here.
Lorne Lanning, Keita Takahashi, Media Molecule & Masaya
Matsuura have all headlined.
Other participants have included : Warner Bros, TTGames, Crytek, Activision, Namco
Bandai, SCEE, Xbox, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Freestyle Games, David Braben,
Media Molecule, Splash Damage, Harmonix, Jagex, Rare, Denki, Monumental Games,
Midway, Introversion, Zoe Mode, ThatGameCompany, Nana-on-Sha and lots more...
Lord David Puttnam returns in 2009.
6. We have great national partners.
Including BAFTA, National Media Museum, Sport England,
DCMS, UKMusic, Arts Council England.
7. Because weʼre unique, we
get great media coverage...
As well as creating entry
points to videogames for the
widest possible section of the
public, we give the media
another way in too.
7b. ...and folks say nice things
GameCity looks poised to become our GameCity is unique.
industryʼs ﬁrst Sundance. For a creative industry, video gaming
A truly unique approach for hosting a suffers from an arid calendar. Music
game festival that seems long overdue. and movies have a more obvious
public dimension, certainly, but thatʼs
Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants no reason for games to stay in the
closet. GameCity offers new ways to
look at games, and for gamers to be
seen looking in, too.
GameCity goes from strength to
strength, having established itself as a Any games festival that can reunite
world-leading example of innovation and industry legends, lead to a Japanese
outreach. It was a privilege and pleasure game developer designing a
to be able to engage with players of all playground, and evoke religious
ages in the magniﬁcent setting of the sentiments in a shopping centre is
council hall. doing something very right for sure.
Jonathan Smith, Edge Magazine
The yearʼs most inventively
programmed new arts festival
8. We do the brilliant stuff
that other festivals donʼt.
Live Recreations of Videogames,
Solo Piano Recitals,
Three World Records,
Our own Real-Ale,
Pub Quizzes and loads of other
stuﬀ (including game
9. Weʼd love you to get involved.
Developer or Publisher -
Get in touch and letʼs make the most amazing festival ever in 2010.
10. We can be reached.