Aeon Spark Events will be launching the first ever Dublin Games Festival this November. The Festival comes of the foot of the Dublin Games Submit held back in July. The event which will be Dublin’s largest gaming event to date will be held in the RDS on November 24th.
The event will include a wide range of events and activities including eSports which is supported by RAID one of Irelands leading eSport production companies. The event includes games such as Fortnite, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros, Overwatch and more. Attending to showcase Fortnite is the games publisher Epic Games, and all eSports showcases will take place live at the festival from start to finish, with finals being held on the main stage.
Additionally, community games events will be taking place across the Festival as well. Games on offer to the Community will include access to the old school classics hosted in The Retro Zone by the 8-Bit Conference. This area will have access to games on free to place consoles and arcade booths.
Tying the festival together is the wide-ranging entertainment across the day. Aside for a usual array of children’s entertainment including balloons and face painting, there will be a series of VR activities. BothBring.ie and LimBrickCity will both be on site to demonstrate their Lego inspired VR games which will let users build as far as their imaginations can take them. Alongside this will be Ireland’s first Mario Kart RC racecourse allowing guests to complete in old style Mario Kart Battles.
John Romero, the creator of legendary first-person shooters Doom and Wolfenstein 3D will be on site to meet and greet fans. He will also be inviting guests to battle him in Doom Deathmatches. This is being billed as the highlight of the Dublin Games Festival. Romero will participate in as many bouts as time permits.
He will also appear on the business stage to talk about his experiences in gaming, the gaming industry and his history in the industry in general. The business stage will only be open to anyone with a business pass to the Festival.
Tickets for the festival are still available at www.dublingamesfestival.ie/tickets and UCD students can avail of a special discount code ‘UCDSTUDENT’ to get student tickets for only €15.
By Aaron Bowman – CoEditor