PLAY Expo Blackpool returns to The Norbreck Castle in October 2022

PLAY Expo Blackpool is returning to The Norbreck Castle on the 1st and 2nd October 2022. One of the largest and most popular retro themed events in the UK returns once again to it’s spiritual home – the large exhibition space in The Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool this autumn. You can expect the usual: […]

50 Years of Text Games: From Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon now on Kickstarter

A new book, detailing the history of interactive fiction games, has launched on Kickstarter, and has smashed its funding goal within a day. 50 Years of Text Games: From Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon is the latest Kickstarter project by Aaron A Reed – an award-winning writer and game designer with a PhD in interactive […]

30 Years of Nintendon’t – A New Sega Megadrive Game from Dr. Ludos

We covered Dr. Ludos’ range of games before on the site – fun, new games built on old hardware. Today we’re going to look at their Sega Megadrive offering to promote an anniversary of a classic Megadrive advert campaign – 30 Years of Nintendon’t.

WIN a Autographed CD of Video Game Composer Lee Jackson’s New Album – Calibrations!

We have teamed up with classic video game composer Lee Jackson (who composed soundtracks such as Duke Nukem 3D & Rise of the Triad) to give away an autographed copy of his brand new CD – Calibrations. Written for the 20th anniversary of Duke Nukem 3D, this CD contains the entire soundtrack and a bonus interview with Lee. Find out how to enter here!

Log Jammers: Kickstarter Campaign is Live

We’ve covered Mega Cat Studios games before on the site – the excellent tiny Nintendo freelance developers. Anyway, they’ve contacted us regarding their brand new game – the rather excellent Log Jammers. Here’s what makes it unique and worthy of your dollars.

Retro gaming festival Power Up is set to return to Manchester from August 3rd

We may be in a middle of a heatwave but even in these conditions gaming is popular as ever. Power UP! The 2 week long gaming festival, returns to the Museum of Science and Industry for 2018, on August 3rd. Find out about this event at our roundup here.

New Gameboy Release – Sheep it Up!

The Indie Scene in gaming right now is thriving, we all know that, however people are now making games on the original hardware and original cartridges, including Dr. Ludos. This is a look at their brand new game: Sheep it Up!

Play Blackpool 2016 – Roundup Video

Play Expo Blackpool was this past Bank Holiday weekend in The Norbreck Castle, in Blackpool. It is traditionally one of my favourite expos of the year, by being not too big, nor not too small, and it’s well worth attending. How was this year’s event? In this review, I look over the event, as well as share what I thought were the games to look out for this year.

Revival Solstice 30th & 31st July 2016

With the summer just around the corner what better way to spend it at a retro event? The UK has an abundance of them, with Retro Revival Events bringing Revival Solstice in Walsall on the 30th and 31st July 2016. With an abundance of games at the event, this event is a must for Retro Fans. Find out more about the event and where you can get tickets here.

PLAY Expo Blackpool in 2 Weeks!

One of my favourite conferences of the year – Play Blackpool – is soon to arrive! Here is a preview of this event, which takes over the Norcolympia Exhibition Centre in Blackpool on 30th April to 1st May 2016. Find out what makes this year’s event the biggest yet.