GameCity Adventures

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Multiple venues across Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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GameCity Adventures


Sheffield is running out of time! Save the city by taking part in this free Games Adventure on 23rd and 24th October.

Suitable for all ages.

The Missing Minute: Time Leak A free-to-play adventure trail for the whole family. “Sheffield is running out of time! Can you repair the clock and save the city?” Sheffield Town Hall Clock Tower is 5 minutes ahead of the rest of the world. 124 years of being ahead has created a rift - a time leak across the city. Time from other worlds are leaking through the shiny surfaces of the city and muddling with our own. Strange things are happening. Sheffield’s finest clockmaker needs your help to put it right!

GameCity Adventures is a free, outdoor pop-up Adventure Trail happening this month in Sheffield City Centre. On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October, in public spaces, museums, cafes and independent retailers, there will be a whole bunch of games and activities for people to take part in.

The festival is an accessible experience for visitors to move through the City Centre discovering new experiences to play in different venues and locations. Players will collect a ‘playsheet’ from a mix of outdoor central locations and indoor venues, which encourages them to visit and search specific areas and then play a variety of activities. At each location, successful players will receive a second that will help heal Sheffield’s Time Rift.

Once players have completed 5 different challenges across the city centre, they will be asked to present their seconds to the Sheffield Clockmaker at a hidden venue in the City Centre. Once presented, the players will have completed their trail, and helped mend the rift in time! Across Sheffield, there will be over a dozen individual game sites, each with a different activity ranging from accessible analogue games, collection of clues, to physical games.

Some activities are self-led while others will be facilitated by volunteers or museum crew. Each play/visit earns a stamp which will be redeemable at the end for goods or discounts at the NVM and our partner venues. In order to take part in the festival, players are asked to sign up on Eventbrite. Signing up will give players details on how to get started with the festival, including where they can pick up their free game map and play pack during the weekend.

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