Fancy being a
pixelated pirate? Want to spend time shooting down zombies? Then head down to
the Harry Bailey Memorial Library on Saturday, November 19, to immerse yourself
in all things gaming on International Gaming Day.
enthusiasts from Coffs Harbour Games Development United will be at the Library
from 10am to 2pm to demonstrate games and applications of games they are currently
The event is
FREE and gamers are welcome to come for one session or stay for the whole time.
At 10am, Game
developer Tony Colley plays mad scientist for an hour, showing off some crazy
video game experiments that you can try at home. Ever tried to play a video
game using your eyebrows? Want to try your hand at being a pixelated pirate?
How about a game of Jetpack Tennis? He’ll also reveal how to get your free
starter kit to kick off your own game development adventure.
At 11am, Hans
Vet will challenge you to try to survive the Zombie Toys! Cuddly toys never
looked this cute or scary in this fast-paced survival shooter game. Made by the
Unity Game Engine, you alone must survive while shooting down as many zombies
Then, at midday,
Psychologist Dr Tom Benjamin will demonstrate how any task can be transformed
into a game – which is great news for teachers, therapists, online educators
and community groups. Tom will show participants how to use free and
affordable software to create and share their own multimedia and game
If you don’t want
to go along to the sessions, you’re still welcome to visit ‘The Games Hut’ and
see what’s happening in games development, check out the ‘Machinema’ video
footage that demonstrates what you can create with readily-available software,
or simply make a badge in support of International Games Day
Australia will be taking part in the Day, which is a great opportunity for
public, school and academic libraries to introduce fun activities and raise
awareness of the social and educational benefits of all kinds of play.