7 November 2016 Gaming Spectacular at the Library

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International Gaming Day

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.

Games 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 developing.

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 as possible.  

  • 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 resources. 

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

Libraries across 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.​