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The weekend of this year’s Yorkshire Games Festival plays host to an exciting museum takeover of workshops, live shows and free gameplay!

Explore unique and boundary-pushing videogames, beta-test new developments from local studios, and enjoy a hilarious live game show, all under one roof! Ready? Let’s Play!

What’s on

Videogames, But…

Videogames at the Yorkshire Games Festival

Date: 11–12 November 2017

Time: 10.00–16.30

Location: Gallery One

Price: Free; drop in

Discover a selection of unusual videogames that challenge your expectations, push the boundaries and do something different.

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Impact Gamers Arcade 

Visitors playing videogames at the Yorkshire Games Festival

Date: Saturday 11 November 2017

Time: 10.00–16.00

Location: Pictureville Bar

Price: Free; drop in

Experience an arcade like no other and try out homemade mini arcade machines—all created by young people right here in Bradford!

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Wonderblocks: Minecraft Workshops 

Visitors playing a computer game at the National Science and Media Museum

Date: 11–12 November 2017

Time: 10.30, 11.30, 13.30, 15.00

Location: Makespace

Price: Free; ticket required

Design your own wonderful creations in Minecraft, all inspired by the exhibits and experiments you can see in Wonderlab.

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Yorkshire Games Showcase

Games being showcased on various devices at Yorkshire Games Festival 2016

Date: 11–12 November 2017

Time: 10.00–17.00

Location: Gallery One

Price: Free; drop in

Come and play new and forthcoming games from some of the biggest and best Yorkshire studios.

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GamesLab Leeds Showcase

In association with Creative England 

A girl playing a videogame on a large screen at Yorkshire Games Festival

Date: 11–12 November 2017

Time: 10.00–16.30

Location: Gallery One

Price: Free; drop in

To celebrate Creative England’s GamesLab Leeds, we’re showcasing a few of their most successful ventures with a variety of in-development games.

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The Displaced: A live action role-playing game

Characters in costume from The Displaced role-playing game

Date: 11–12 November 2017

Time: 13.30

Location: Across Bradford—meet in Cubby Broccoli Cinema

Price: Free; ticket required

Join our live action game and solve challenges on an other-worldly quest around Bradford city centre. Have you got what it takes to unravel the mystery?

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Impact Gamers LiVE

Families at a live event in Pictureville Cinema

Date: Saturday 11 November 2017

Time: 10.30

Location: Pictureville Cinema

Price: £3 (concessions £2)

Join a fun-filled interactive extravaganza on the big screen, packed with games making tips, tricks and challenges!

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WiFi Wars

WiFi Wars logo

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017

Time: 14.00

Location: Pictureville Cinema

Price: £10 (concessions £8)

A live comedy game show where the whole audience gets involved! Make sure your battery is charged and get ready to play.

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Creative Crunch at Bradford College

Creative Crunch at Bradford College

Date: Saturday 11 November 2017

Time: 10.00–16.00

Location: Bradford College Advanced Technology Centre

Price: Free; ticket required

A free day of interactive sessions for gaming enthusiasts aged 14+. Meet new people, learn from experts, develop your skills and have fun!

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