As a Scot it seems like I’ve been waiting ages for the official GES 2014 website to launch. Yesterday I received the email I’d been waiting for announcing the launch of the website proper, along with an update on the details of the expo itself.
Divided up into six distinct zones, Game Expo Scotland 2014 will be bursting at the seams with content that appeals to all gamers – no matter what their taste.
Greeting you as you enter the EICC, the Welcome Zone showcases a range of retro and arcade games that defined the world of gaming. It’ll also hold retail stalls and a few other surprises that’ll be confirmed shortly Gamesexposcotland.com
The Indie Zone will play host to a diverse range of Scottish and worldwide independent developers, all showing off their latest and greatest innovative and heartfelt labours of love. It’s the perfect place for anyone looking to see what’s next in the world of indie gaming.
There will also be the eSports Zone for those of us who love a good fight. Open to the public, this manic zone will play host to fighting game tournaments with a soon-to-be-confirmed title leading the way.
Hollywood Zone is the place to be to see the biggest name titles coming out for 2015 from the biggest publishers around.
There will also be Speaker Sessions taking place inside the Indie Zone. Here you can expect to see a packed program with a whole Spectrum (pun, intended), of international developers, publishers, journalists and more – providing plenty of Q&A sessions so gamers can speak to the guys right in the middle of the magic.
Finally, for those who love to get as close as possible to the characters they love, the Cosplay Zone will feature daily prizes to the best cosplayers. It’s the perfect chance for gamers to show off their best efforts from Hyrule, Spira, Tamriel and more. Or, if donning a costume isn’t their thing, come and have a look at those who do it right.
The website gives further details on the cost of tickets for the event in October. One day tickets bought on the door will cost £14.00 whilst a Priority Pass, allowing access to the expo an hour before everyone else, costs £18.00 for the day. A weekend pass covering access to the two day event will cost £25.00 on the door, with the weekend Priority Pass coming in at £35.00.
There are also travel, contact and accomodation details for anyone planning on travelling to get to the expo.
Exhibitors for the expo have yet to be announced.