International gaming festival comes to Doncaster

Game On at Life Science Centre, Newcastle, 2019 (Photo credit Richard Kenworthy)Game On at Life Science Centre, Newcastle, 2019 (Photo credit Richard Kenworthy)
Game On at Life Science Centre, Newcastle, 2019 (Photo credit Richard Kenworthy)
THE first “all-action” international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of the computer games industry is heading to Doncaster.

'Game On' has welcomed more than 4 million visitors from 23 countries and a newly updated version of the show will visit Doncaster Dome next year.

Focusing on key game developments between 1962 and the present day,Game On examines the creative and scientific advances that have revolutionised the industry and considers the development and diversification of gaming from different perspectives.

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Michael Hart, chief executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust which manages the Dome said: “We are looking forward to welcoming this fantastic interactive exhibition to Doncaster.

A guest at a previous Game On  festival (photo = Richard Kenworthy)A guest at a previous Game On  festival (photo = Richard Kenworthy)
A guest at a previous Game On festival (photo = Richard Kenworthy)

“Millions of people from across the UK and wider world have already enjoyed this all-action, popular exhibition and we know that Yorkshire audiences will love it.

“Gamers can enjoy everything from the colossal Mainframes of the early sixties to the latest industry releases, as the exhibition features more than 150 playable games, including Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog and Rock Band, to virtual reality and Minecraft.”

The festival will feature games from across the globe, as well as games for younger audiences in the 'Kids section', as well as a fun-packed multi-player offer.

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Popular characters are introduced and the significant role of music and audio is explored in the Sound section.

In addition to playing video games from the past five decades visitors can also explore the latest developments in gaming, including how new technology is creating ever-more immersive gaming experiences.

“Yorkshire is home to some fantastic companies that play a significant role in the UK gaming industry,” added Michael, “ and we’re very excited to host Game On and are sure it will help inspire the next generation of developers in the region.”

The Game On Exhibition, curated by the Barbican Centre in London and organised in collaboration with The Doncaster Dome, will come to the venue at Doncaster Lakeside on Bawtry Road from January 16 to April 14 next year.

Tickets costing £8.50 - £14.50 plus booking fee are on sale now.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.dclt.co.uk/the-dome/activities/game-on.

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