Special Events Office
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The City of Barrie’s own gaming event, where you can re-live the nostalgia of retro video games from your childhood and also try out some exciting new VR experiences! Meet local game developers and learn what it takes to create your own video game! Compete in competitions for a chance at winning a prize! In partnership with the Barrie Public Library’s Comic Con.
Game On! Programming and Activities
September 21, 2019
Location: Five Points Theatre – 1 Dunlop St. West10:00am – 2:00pm *All ages *Free to attend
Local video game developers will be showcasing their games, sharing what it’s like working in the industry, and how to get involved
Stop by the retro gaming area and play on a classic arcade cabinet, pinball machine, N64 or NES. Sponsored by Power Up Gaming and Last Level Lounge
Try out some exciting new VR games and experiences!
Try out some of our various drop in video game competitions for a chance at winning a prize! Sponsored and hosted by local YouTube channel, RekAllTheThings
Stop by and check out some of the amazing artisan vendors onsite showcasing their video game inspired creations!
Participate in a real life Quest! Accept new “quests” and travel between three locations downtown; Five Points Theatre, City Hall Rotunda, and the Library. Pick up your quest and complete items at each location for a chance at winning a prize!
Location: City Hall Rotunda – 70 Collier Street10:00am – 2:00pm *All ages *Free to attend
Build Barrie's ultimate community board game with BRIX. Put your own twist on the rules, rewards, and challenges crafted by friends, neighbours, and gamers! Give your iteration a whirl, and see how it grows with everyone's new additions.
Go behind-the-scenes with Barrie Robotics! Now is your opportunity to test, drive and play with robots—and earn your 'License to Drive', signed by Mayor Jeff Lehman.
Refine your board gaming skills with demos and drop-ins with Sir Games-A-Lot!
Georgian College Maker Space
Try your hands (literally) at Conductive Fabric Gaming, using Capacitive Touch with Georgian College's Maker Space.
Georgian College International Students
Learn about the history of gaming and where many of our world's popular games originated from—with International Student Ambassadors from Georgian College!
Game On! After Dark
Location: Five Points Theatre - 1 Dunlop St. West7:00pm - 10:00pm *19+ event *Free to attend New this year, join us for an evening of fun with a Cosplay Mixer and Mingle, gaming lounge areas and have the opportunity to compete in a drop-in competition for the chance at being named Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer.
Show off your best costume for a chance at winning a prize and being named Barrie's Ultimate Cosplayer! Featured cosplayers will be onsite
Hang out and play some games at our various gaming lounge areas
Various board games will be available to play on site, but feel free to bring your own!
Gather your friends to solve clues and puzzles to escape the upside down in the Stranger Things Escape room by Es cape on the Go! Finish with the fastest time and you may just be walking home with a prize, courtesy of OMG! Games
Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer Competition
Competitors will compete on multiple gaming platforms from PS4, Xbox One, N64, Arcade Cabinets and more, while playing various genres of games. The players with the 4 highest scores will advance to the final round on the big screen. The winner will be named “Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer” and walk home with a prize.
As an event partner, you can build brand recognition through our promotion campaign and engage an audience through on-site recognition opportunities. Our partners are valued and contribute directly towards providing exciting, free programming for the community. If you are interested in becoming a Game On! partner, please contact the Special Events Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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