Charles Cecil to be at Play Expo

Over the next few months on Retro Garden we’ll be counting down Play Expo, which will be held on Manchester on 11th & 12th of October. Here’s the first piece of news – Charles Cecil (of Broken Sword Fame) will be at Play Expo.

SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works – Now On Kickstarter

I was contacted by Read Only Memory to inform me about their new book – SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works. As a fan of the previous book, I thought I’d write a post about them. Check out the book and the kickstarter page in this link here.

Waking Amy – Kickstarter Project Now Live

Kickstarter, for gaming, has been a revelation in driving down the barrier of entry for games. Gamers can invest small amounts of cash for nice rewards in video games. One such game is “Waking Amy”, a fun little video 2.5D platformer inspired by Playstation’s platformers. With 20 days to go until the funding deadline, I take a look at an early alpha build, and what to expect.

Win a Copy of Firefly Vegas!

We have a little competition this week on Retro Garden, the chance to win epic shooter Firefly Vegas for the Xbox 360! The competition is simple to enter and one lucky winner will win a copy of the game! To find out how to enter and the rules, read this post!

r3play Event Review: Norbeck Castle

This past weeken, I attended my second ever retro convention – r3play in Blackpool. Could a town that had so much arcade history host a great retro event? Well, what do you think? Find out about the games, see the photos & experience the geekiness aura that can only be obtained with 2 days in Blackpool. Check out the review here!

Real Life Pac Man at the Museum of Computing

This year is the 30th anniversary of Pac Man, and the Museum of Modern Computing in Swindon, UK is having a day of celebration on Saturday 22nd of May. Check out what’s happening here.

World Of Goo – Donationware for 3 Days

The World of Goo was one of the best games of last year, and it’s brand of puzzle craziness is a must for anybody. Now you have no excuse, as for three days, this bad boy is Donationware. Check it out.

Retro Reunited – 12th & 13th September – Huddersfield

Retro Reunited will be in Huddersfield on the 12th and 13th of September in a 2 day event dedicated to all things gaming, specifically video gaming. Retro Garden will be there, find out more on what is going on, and where to get tickets for this fabulous event!

Twetro Garden

Retro Garden now has a Twitter account! For those of you who don’t know, Twitter is a microblogging service that allows you to network with people, as well as provide insights in whatever you’re interested in. In my case, games. So if you want to see what links I look at, and what I think about old (and current games). My username is, feel free to follow me and message me yours so I can follow you!

Thank You To Our Latest Sponsor – Nokia Maps

Apologies for the lack of update, that will be coming tomorrow. In the meantime, why not take a look at our latest sponsor. It’ll get me writing quicker, I guarentee you that much!