Retro Game Carnival

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 5:00PM Archived
Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Dr., Wolfville, NS
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Calling All Classic Gamers!

The Retro Game Carnival is a celebration of the video games of yesteryear. From the 1970s to early 2000s, we will explore the arcade, console, and PC games that defined eras gone by. Our game fest will include a pop-up museum, fan-made DIY retro arcade, game tournaments, and workshops.

Young and inspired? Be sure to join us for #ScratchFest 2019 the following day and put your creativity towards building your own retro influenced games.


5:00 pm Doors open
5:00 to 8:30 DIY Arcade featuring the works of our Creative Computing Youth
5:00 to 8:30 Retro Game Competitions (Centipede, Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter)
5:15 to 5:45 Speed Workshop: Track #1: Building Robots with Lego
5:15 to 5:45 Speed Workshop: Track #2: Building a Game Studio Team
5:15 to 5:45 Museum Tour
6:00 to 6:30 Keynote Presentation - Dona Bailey, co-creator of Centipede
6:45 to 7:15 Museum Tour
6:45 to 7:15 Speed Workshop: Track #1: Create a Truth Meter with a Circuit Playground
6:45 to 7:15 Speed Workshop: Track #2: From the Trenches: Q&A with Game Devs
7:15 to 7:45 Museum Tour
7:15 to 7:45 Speed Workshop: Track #1: Building TRON: How to Build Your Own Light Cycle Game with Scratch
7:15 to 8:15 Speed Workshop: Track #2: Intro to Game Engines & 3D Art for Games
7:45 to 8:15 Museum Tour
8:00 to 8:30 Speed Workshop: Track #1: Why Terrible Games are the Most Important: The Impact of Retro on Modern Games
8:15 to 8:45 Museum Tour
8:30 Arcade Voting & Game Comps End
8:45 to 9:00 Awards

DIY Arcade is open for guests all throughout the event.

Workshops have limited capacity and will be admitted on a first come first served basis.


Retro Game Fest is brought to you by RinryGameGame, FifthGearTurtle, and JuggernaughtJig, Roger, and Caleb

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Hosted by Refresh Annapolis Valley. All are welcome!