Play Expo Manchester is just around the corner and there is a shed load of things going on at this years event and this article summerises it all up for you.
Welcome the indie games, all this space has been offered from the Replay events, thats nice of them right.
- Silo Black Games – Boom Boom Barbarian
- Hut 90 – Akuto: Mad World
- Hope for Hopeless Studios – The Tension
- Leda Entertainment – Bullion
- Noskyvisible – Time Runner
- Dumpling Co., Ltd. – SMASH TANKS!
- 1st Impact Games – All Contact Lost
- LimeVibe Games – Space Toads Mayhem
- Popup Asylum – BeeBeeQ
- All iN – ERSATZ
- Warpfish Games Limited – Razed
- Huey Games – Hyper Sentinel
- Onion Soup Interactive – Nippon Marathon
- Ginger Biscuit Games – OAOA – Off And On Again
- OceanSpark Studios – Tetra, Elemental Awakening
- SinisterSoft – RetroStar
- Gemi Games – Super Lumi Live
- Chronik Spartan – Glo
Loved Golden Eye form the Nintendo 64 era well in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, PLAY Expo Manchester is proud to announce an exclusive Nintendo® 64 Goldeneye™ Panel, where members of the original development team will be appearing live on stage to discuss their experience working on the game and even taking on visitors via multi-player matches at the end of the talk! An unmissable opportunity to peak behind the curtain on what is one of the most beloved games of a generation.
Also for the first time in the event’s history, PLAY Expo Manchester will be playing host to the Play Expo Pinball Battle, the largest pinball showdown in the UK! Streamed live to millions of viewers worldwide, anyone is invited to enter the tournament and big prizes will be on offer for those with impeccable flipper skills! With one of the largest collections of pinball tables across Europe, this is one battle royal not to missed!
There is also cosplay happening,
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Expanding on its hugely popular Cosplay following, PLAY Expo Manchester unveils its first ever Cosplay Village! Bigger than ever, Cosplay fans will be in their element with two dedicated stages full of activity over the weekend. Those wanting to strut their stuff will be greeted by a live ‘Cosplay Ballet Performance’ taking place on the show floor, competitions, masquerades and live build demonstrations thanks to Poly-Props and Drax Cosplay. Cash prizes will be on offer for the best costumes, and those wanting to better their build can make use of the dedicated Cosplay retail area within the village, selling all manner of props, materials, tools and accessories!
Bring on the Retro Zone, Play Expo Manchester brings to you the largest collection of retro entertainment in the UK and No one does retro better than PLAY Expo Manchester and this year the event promises to level up yet again with the largest collection ever. Last year’s expo delivered 400 machines for visitors to enjoy and this year PLAY Expo Manchester plans a staggering 500 pristine consoles to explore! New this year will be the ‘People’s Choice’ area. Gamers will vote for their favourite classic in the run-up to the event and the winning game will receive its own dedicated spot within the retro zone!
VR is back at Play Expo, with Oculus Rift headsets available with Doom VR, Duke Nukem VR and Lucky’s Tale, Playstation VR setups running a selection of demos and games. also You’ll be able to try out the HTC Vive at the show.
Tournaments galour Whether you’re competing, supporting a team mate or just a casual observer, the tournaments at PLAY Expo are a must for many people.
At previous events we’ve brought you a selection of modern and retro, free and paid tournaments and had support from online gaming communitities such as Manchester Battle Arena.
There are also the Lan gaming, if you come to PLAY Expo you will be able to celebrate the glorious world of LAN gaming without having to worry about where everyone will fit their monitors! Even in these days of online gaming, LAN parties and gatherings are still happening up and down the country to indulge in the classic titles of the time.
Are you a school, or a student the education zone could be for you, the Educational Zone is bringing the best of gaming and education together, offering unique opportunities, experiences and insights into both worlds.
You can meet with educational providers to hear about the latest video games design courses, maybe join one of our classes on programming, electronics and other exciting subjects or if you’re a games graduate chat with sponsors Aardvark Swift about finding that perfect job in the games industry.
Then finally we have the Next Gen Zone Bring out the big guns! The next-gen zone is where you can play upcoming AAA titles before they are released. You can expect the latest games from a multitude of publishers at PLAY Expo again this year.