Videogames – Made In Guildford

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Videogames – Made In Guildford

From 2nd July, Guildford Museum is launching its new exhibition. It gives a snapshot into the thriving videogame sector in Guildford and the local area.

You can:

  • learn about the first videogame studio in Guildford, Bullfrog Productions
  • discover more about the 70-plus local games studios
  • find out how many games have been released from Guildford
  • play Guildford-made videogames on our console station
  • find out how to get into the sector from local videogame experts

The Museum states that “This exhibition is the beginning of a larger project. We aim to collect every videogame made within the GU postcode. The games on display are the beginning of our videogame collection.

Cllr John Redpath, Lead Councillor for Economy said:

This story has been waiting for us to tell it. We are offering an insight into Guildford’s value in the international games community. We will showcase Guildford’s role in the success of one of the nation’s most valuable industries.

“This display is part of our commitment to support the games industry. More than 70 videogame companies are based here and hire over 1,800 people. This is an incredible achievement for our borough. Globally the videogames industry is worth over £150 billion. Within this, the UK videogames market has reached a record £7 billion.”

Entry is free

When & Where

Dates: Saturday 2 July 2022 until Saturday 24 September 2022
Times: Wednesdays to Saturdays; midday to 4.30 pm (last entry 4 pm)

Join Dreams at Guildford Museum on 16 July and 20 August.

12-2 pm: Try out virtual reality headsets with one of the UKs largest VR developers. Play a range of games from fast-paced games to more relaxing experiences. Immerse yourself in the technology. (PEGI7 suitable for 7+; parental/adult supervision required).

2:30-3:30 pm: Get your foot in the door! This session is for young people aged 12-18 and you will need to book in advance. Learn more about the games industry through a workshop. Find out the range of jobs available and routes into the industry.

3.30-4 pm: There will be another chance to try our virtual reality headsets. For our younger gamers, there will be a trail inspired by gaming quests. Follow the trail from challenge to challenge on a path to the final goal.

Access within Guildford Museum

There is stepped access throughout the venue.

 

 

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