Like amazing video games? (Sure.)
Enjoy drinks out with friends? (Absolutely.)
Think it's about time those two things were brought together, in a glorious, one-night union of friendly bar and indie games arcade?
(Hmm, now you mention it…)
Join us on the evening of Thursday 21st May as we turn The Mash House in Edinburgh into a beautiful combination of amazing bar and incredible indie games space!
For one night only, we'll be showing off playable games, demos and installations by developers and artists from across Scotland, and celebrating an evening of drinks, laughs, competitive frowns and general video-gaming based revelry, all played out on a host of large screens and HD projectors.
From hectic local multiplayer games to colour-coded puzzlers, and projects made especially for the night, we'll have it all, and absolutely everyone is welcome.
So if you love games in any way, shape or form - or just fancy seeing something new from some fantastic local devs/studios/artists - then you should definitely come along!
(Oh, and we'll have our very own mountain there, too!)
UPDATE - 16/05 - We're thrilled to announce the lovely people who'll be showing off their work at Games Are For Everyone next week! The various artists, studios and devs that will be in attendance are:
We hope you're as excited about checking out their work as we are!
UPDATE 19/05 - We're happy to reveal that we're going to be joined for a portion of the night by Mantra Collective - a group of musicians and artists from across Edinburgh who perform original orchestral music for film, theatre and video games! This will be Mantra Collective's first ever gig, and you'll be able to catch them play between 8:30 and 9pm! (You can find more info on Mantra Collective on Twitter and Soundcloud, too!)
We've also had a few people ask whether or not we're going to be selling tickets for the night at the door, and we're pleased to announce that we will be! Tickets on the night will be £7 (with £6 being the cost of the ticket, and the additional £1 - which would have been an Eventbrite fee - going to the amazing charity GamesAid). These tickets will be in short supply, though, so we'd still advise booking in advance via Eventbrite if you can.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an age limit for this event?
As The Mash House is a licensed premises, unfortunately you’ll need to be 18 years old or older to come along (we’re really sorry if that means you won’t be able to attend).
Do I need to take my ticket along?
Yes, please, if you can! Everyone who brings their ticket along will help us get people into the venue and enjoying themselves all the faster!
What games are going to be playable on the night?
We've got 6 or 7 local dev teams and artists lined up to showcase their projects at the event, with the games themselves being a mixture of everything from large-scale local multiplayer projects to single player puzzlers. All of the games will be hooked up to big screen TVs, or projectors, too, so that whether you're playing or admiring from a distance, you can enjoy what's going on around the room.
What’s with the name?
Part of our hopes for this event is to create a night that’s really diverse, inclusive and welcoming of anyone who fancies coming along and seeing / playing some amazing games. When we started thinking about it, the name ‘Games Are For Everyone’ seemed like a perfect fit.
We also take this 'welcoming, inclusive and diverse' stuff pretty seriously, too, so if you see/experience anything that concerns you on the night - or you can think of a way we can uphold these values better - please do let us know!
Shoot! I’ve bought tickets to the event, but now realised I’m not going to make it. Can I transfer them, or get a refund?
Ah, unfortunately we can’t offer refunds, but if you want to transfer a ticket to another person then drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll see what we can do!
Oh, I won’t be able to make it on the 21st, as I’ve got other plans. Will you be doing these nights again?
We really hope so! It will all depend on the reaction we get from folk (both developers who are showcasing, and the people who have come along to the event), but in an ideal world we’d love to make these nights a regular thing if they do well and are fun/positive for all involved. Fingers-crossed!
I’m working on something at the moment that I think would really work well in this sort of setting. Can I get in touch with you to talk about it?
Absolutely! You can get a hold of us using any of the contact links on this page, or just pop us an email to email@example.com . Unfortunately we can’t promise that we’ll be able to include you this time round (although we might!), but we’d definitely be up for hearing more about your project for future evenings!
I’ve got another question which you haven’t covered here...
Whoops, our mistake! Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll try and get back to you as quickly as we possibly can!
‘Games Are For Everyone’ is being supported by IGDA Scotland, an organisation which works with, and for, game devs across the country! (You can find more info on the amazing stuff they do here: https://igdascotland.org/)
We're delighted that 'Games Are For Everyone' is able to support the gaming charity GamesAid (Registered UK Charity #1081706), which acts as an umbrella to support a number of organisations who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. (You can find out more about their work here: http://www.gamesaid.org/)
We do wonderful games-related things - from organising events, to curation and collaboration with others.
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