Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Seattle Area Geeks: Can't make it PAX? There's other video game fun to be had

Didn't get tickets to PAX?  Decided to stay home with the littler kids? No fear, there is still gaming fun to be had in the greater Seattle area PAX weekend, and BONUS! It's free (even food, I've been told!).

DigiPen Institute of Technology -the super cool video game college - in Redmond is hosting it's second "DigiPen Day" on Saturday, August 27.

From their website:

You are invited to celebrate DigiPen Day with us on Saturday, August 27, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at DigiPen's Redmond campus! This event marks the one-year anniversary of the ribbon-cutting ceremony of DigiPen's current facilities, where Mayor John Marchione officially declared it "DigiPen Day" in the city of Redmond. This year, we will open our doors to the public once again and invite everyone in the community to play, create, and explore the worlds of gaming and art with us!
The event will include:
  • Video games created by our students
  • Life drawing sessions taught by our instructors
  • Robotic race cars
  • Free food from our Bits & Bytes Café
  • Fun prizes
  • And much more!
DigiPen's campus is located at 9931 Willows Road NE in Redmond, WA. We hope you and your family can join us for this wonderful event! Please RSVP and direct any questions to Steph Caron, DigiPen's Admissions outreach manager, at scaron[at]digipen[dot]edu.

You don't have to miss out on sampling what the brightest up and coming game designers have created even if you are headed to PAX.  DigiPen students will be demo-ing their creations there as well. Make sure to check the hard-working students out and offer your constructive criticism.

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