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  Play Blackpool (3-4 May 2014): Exhibition Space Available for Indie Developers!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

This May, the UK’s favourite Arcade, Indie & Retro video gaming expo will be returning to its spiritual home at the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre in Blackpool. Proud supporters of the UK indie scene, Replay Events are offering indie developers and studios special low rates for space and power on the main show floor – but space is limited so if you want to get involved you’ll need to act fast!

Located at the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Play Blackpool attracts over 4000 attendees from all over the UK during the two day event. The expo draws a diverse crowd due to the variety of systems, exhibitions and activities on offer - some people come for the coin-ops, pinball and retro stuff, some for the current gen and indie games, others for cosplay, highscore tournaments or talks from game industry legends - but the majority embrace the entire spectrum of video gaming culture as a whole.

Unlike some other expos, indies at Play won’t be hidden away in a separate hall away from the main ruckus, but will instead be located within the main exhibition space - where the people are. Prices for exhibiting are extremely reasonable, and there are a variety of packages available to suite small studios as well as one-man development teams. Also, this year indies will even have their own dedicated liaison in the form of writer and RGCD frontman James Monkman (that's me!), who’ll be on hand before, during and after the event to help ensure exhibitors requirements over the weekend are fully accommodated.

There are a variety of packages available to suit independent small studios as well as one-man development teams, with table prices ranging from £150 to £250 (for the whole weekend). Larger spaces are also available, but you’ll need to contact Replay Events for details. For further information on the event visit the Play Blackpool website ( You can either register your interest in exhibiting online, or request an information pack from James via email ( [email protected]) or twitter (@James_Monkman).