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Screenplay 2005 @ Broadway Media Centre

Climb inside an original Star Wars cockpit, meet the man behind Jet Set Willy and play Pavement Pong on Broad Street... the festival for gamers returns.

Screenplay 2005
Start Date:25/02/2005
End Date:27/02/2005
Website:http://www.screenplay.org.uk/
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Genres:Museums and Exhibitions
Venue NameBroadway Cinema, Nottingham

Screenplay 2005 marks the return of the nation's only independent festival dedicated to the celebration and exploration of the ever-growing world of the computer game.

The event will be taking place at Nottingham's Broadway Media Centre from Friday, 25th February to Sunday, 27th February 2005.

Rasheeqa Ahmad, the marketing assistant for the festival tells us to expect 'hot gameplay, cool screenings and sharp discussions'.

Highlights of this year's festival will include a Q&A session with Matthew Smith, the legendary eighties programmer responsible for Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy, as well as an e-games tournament which offers the opportunity to battle it out with games projected on the big cinema screen.

Among the screenings on offer will be Machinima, a new development in cinema that creates films using graphics originally developed for computer games.

There is also a rare chance to see a double bill of cult favourites Battle Royale and Battle Royale 2 on the big screen.

Visitors will be invited to play a classic video game with a twist - Pavement Pong will be out in the street via a projection which allows you to get inside the action.

Classic arcade games will also be on hand throughout the weekend including an original Star Wars cockpit!

The festival offers you the chance to meet people from the different fields of gaming including the games makers, thinkers and fellow players.

Tickets are available from the Broadway Box Office on 0115 952 6611. You can find info about the festival at Screenplay website (you'll find a link in the top right hand corner of this page).

last updated: 25/02/05
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