GameCity's record attendance17 November 2010
The Nottingham games festival pulled in 45,000 visitors last month...
From the Guardian Games Blog:
I'm late with this, but just wanted to mention it. Nottingham's annual GameCity Festival is celebrating its biggest ever attendance figures. Over 45,000 people flocked to the city last month to catch the likes of Keita Takahashi, Jonathan Blow and Chris Hecker providing fascinating insights into the development process. Gamesblog was also present, running a daily discussion event in the Broadway cinema cafe. I've found out since that many a raging hangover was quelled by our potent mix of gaming arguments and full English breakfasts.
"We've been surprised and delighted with the critical and popular response to GameCity5, both from the industry, public and media," says festival director Iain Simons. "This year proved that there's a real appetite for alternative ways of celebrating and exploring videogame culture with the widest possible audiences. We can't wait to explore new possibilities for 2011..."
The festival organisers are also continuting with their regular GameCity Nights events, which feature quizzes, talks and indie developers. The next will take place On Friday November 26 at the Antenna club. More details will appear here shortly.