[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Nottingham, UK – October 21, 2013/…
GameCity, the world’s friendliest videogame festival, today
announced a pre-screening of
Papa Sangre II, at 9pm of Wednesday October 23, in very
spooky circumstances, in collaboration with
Near Now and
GameCity is a Nottingham Trent University project that organises
events through the year culminating in the festival each autumn,
with GameCity8 currently taking over the city of Nottingham until
Saturday October 26, 2013.
Somethin' Else's latest audio-based horror game, published by
Playground Publishing, is the sequel to the award-winning
Papa Sangre. A "videogame with no video", the player
explores the game's environment using only binaural audio cues that
create a 3D stereo soundscape.
Papa Sangre II is a horror game that takes as its starting
point a macabre concept: your own death. The player’s goal is
to return to the land of the living by exploring an immersive
story-world, collecting memories of dead souls to get back to the
Contrary to traditional games, Papa Sangre II has no visuals,
the gameplay takes place in audio only and makes use of the most
immersive technology available: a player’s own imagination.
Trapped in the peculiar afterlife of Papa Sangre, your only guide
in this underworld is the omniscient narrator, voiced by Sean Bean
(The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones).
Death for you is just the beginning.
You can be the first to play
Papa Sangre II on a midnight jaunt through one of the
UK's most haunted buildings, The Galleries of Justice
To be a part of this special event you'll need to do a few
· Own/borrow an
Papa Sangre II is compatible with
iPhone 4S or later.
Bring headphones –
Papa Sangre II relies on you being able to hear the
binaural audio to be able to play properly.
· Come along to an
exclusive ticket holder only event on
Wednesday October 23, 9.00pm, Antenna, Beck Street, NG1
, where you'll receive a download code for
Papa Sangre II.
· Follow our guides
to The Galleries of Justice Museum where a unique experience awaits
you at midnight.
Entry to this event will be strictly limited and on a
first-come, first-served basis. The only way to guarantee
a place at this event is to sign up for a ticket here:
Watch the teaser trailer for Papa Sangre II at:
To contact GameCity email
email@example.com, telephone 0115 993 2359.
To find out more about GameCity visit
www.gamecity.org or follow the team on Twitter
@gamecity and Facebook
Notes to editors
The GameCity8 festival will take place between Saturday October
19 to Saturday October 26 at venues across Nottingham city centre,
including the Old Market Square, Nottingham Trent
University’s Newton Building and Nottingham Contemporary art
GameCity, a Nottingham Trent University project, organises
events through the year culminating in the festival each autumn.
This year two giant screens in Nottingham’s Old Market Square
will form the festival centrepiece.
Called simply Two Big Screens, the five metre by three metre
screens will be used to showcase games developed especially for
GameCity8 by well-known developers.
A different game will feature each day and the screens will be
moving overnight so visitors who left the square with the screens
facing each other for that day’s gaming might return in the
morning to find the screens flat on the floor ready for the next
As well as the festival, GameCity organises a series of events
held throughout the year and across the UK. Projects aim to
contextualise videogames as accessible, important, cultural,
visionary and enduring pieces of work made by creative people with
diverse skills, ambitions and imaginations.
GameCity is a
Nottingham Trent University project with
support and backing from a range of private and public sector
partners such as Nottingham City Council, Broadway Media Centre,
and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.
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