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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

04th August, 2014 This August, leading videogames retailer, GAME is launching Minecraft Month – a four week long series of in-store events.

With over 140 GAME stores taking part across the UK, Minecraft Month will see the stores hold a host of exicting activities including building challenges, timed building competitions and tournaments.

Having grown from a cult classic to a true cultural phenomenon, Minecraft’s retro, 8-bit style graphics and limitless potential to explore and create in a 3D world has earned the game legion of fans across the UK. This month long series of events is a great way to keep the whole family entertained this summer and whether you’re a Minecraft veteran or taking your first steps into this unique world, there is something for everyone.

Dave Howard, Stores Director at GAME said: “Mincecraft is hugely popular and we know how passionately gamers have embraced the game. Minecraft Month celebrates the nation’s love of the game and will bring the local gaming communities together for some amazing in-store events this summer.”

All lock in events are free to attend and will be held in the following locations on the following dates:

Store Twitter Date
Falkirk @GAMEFalkirk 04/08/2014
Doncaster @GAMEDoncaster 08/08/2014
Spalding @GAMESpalding 08/08/2014
Dunfermline @GAMEDunfermline 10/08/2014
Barnsley @GAMEBarnsley 15/08/2014
Lincoln @GAMELincoln 16/08/2014
Scunthorpe @GAMEScunthorpe 16/08/2014
Warrington                    @GAMEWarrington 16/08/2014
Mansfield @GAMEMansfield 22/08/2014
Aberdeen @GAMEAbdn 23/08/2014
BARROW @GAME_Barrow 23/08/2014
Basildon @GAMEBasildon 23/08/2014
Belfast (Abbey) @GAMEAbbeycentre 23/08/2014
Belfast (Connswater) @GAMEConnswater 23/08/2014
Bexley Heath @GAMEBexleyheath 23/08/2014
Blackpool @GAME_Blackpool 23/08/2014
Blackburn @GAMEBlackburn 23/08/2014
Bootle                    @GAMEBootle 23/08/2014
Bolton @GAMEBolton 23/08/2014
Brentwood @GAMEBrentwood 23/08/2014
Bradford @GAMEBradford 23/08/2014
Bromley @GAMEBromley 23/08/2014
Bolton @GAMEBolton 23/08/2014
Burnley @GAMEBurnley 23/08/2014
Bury St Edmonds @GAMEBuryStEd 23/08/2014
Cambridge @GAME_Cambridge 23/08/2014
Cambridge @GAMECambs 23/08/2014
Cannock @GAMECannock 23/08/2014
Carlisle @GAMECarlisleEng 23/08/2014
Castleford @GAME_Castleford 23/08/2014
Chelmsford @GAMEChelmsford 23/08/2014
Cheshire Oaks @GAMEc_oaks 23/08/2014
Clydebank @GAMEClydebank 23/08/2014
Colchester @GAMEColchester 23/08/2014
Corby @GAMECorby 23/08/2014
Craigavon @GAMECraigavon 23/08/2014
Denton @GAMEDenton 23/08/2014
Dartford @GAMEDartford 23/08/2014
Deepdale @GAMEDeepdale 23/08/2014
Douglas @GAMEDouglas 23/08/2014
Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird @GAMEKinnaird 23/08/2014
ELGIN @GAMEelgin 23/08/2014
Erdington @GAMEerdington 23/08/2014
Gateshead (Metrocentre) @GAMEBlueMall 23/08/2014
Great Yarmouth @GAMEGreatMouth 23/08/2014
Grimsby @GAMEGrimsby 23/08/2014
HAMILTON @GAMEHamilton 23/08/2014
Harrogate @GAMEHarrogate 23/08/2014
Hull @GAMEHull 23/08/2014
Hull Prospect Centre @GAMEHullSuper 23/08/2014
Huntington @GAMEHuntingdon 23/08/2014
Ipswich @GAME_Ipswich 23/08/2014
Ipswich Carr @GAMEIpswichCarr 23/08/2014
Kendal @GAMEKendal 23/08/2014
Kettering @GAMEKettering 23/08/2014
KILMARNOCK @GAMEKilmarnock 23/08/2014
Kings Lynn @GAMEKingsLynn 23/08/2014
Keighley @GAMEKeighley 23/08/2014
Kirkcaldy @GAMEKirkcaldy 23/08/2014
Leeds Headrow @GAMEheadrow 23/08/2014
Livingston @GAMELivingston 23/08/2014
Londonderry @GAMEmaidencity 23/08/2014
Lowestoft @GameLowestoft 23/08/2014
Leigh @GAMELeigh 23/08/2014
Merry Hill @GAMEMerryHillUL 23/08/2014
Metro Centre @GAMERedmall 23/08/2014
Middlesbrough @GAMEboro 23/08/2014
Motherwell @GAMEMotherwell 23/08/2014
Newcastle @GAMENewcastle 23/08/2014
Newry @GAMENewry 23/08/2014
Newtownards @GAMENewtownards 23/08/2014
Northampton @GAMENorthampton 23/08/2014
Northfield @GAMENorthfield 23/08/2014
Norwich @GAMENorwich 23/08/2014
Paisley @GAMEpaisley 23/08/2014
Peterborough Bridge street @GAMEPboroBridge 23/08/2014
Perry Barr @GAMEPerryBarr 23/08/2014
Perth @GAMEPerth 23/08/2014
Peterborough @GAMEHampton 23/08/2014
Peterborough Queensgate @GAMEPboroQgate 23/08/2014
Preston @GAMEPreston 23/08/2014
Rochdale @GAMERochdale 23/08/2014
Romford @GAMERomford 23/08/2014
Rotherham @GAMERotherham 23/08/2014
Southend @GAMESouthendSea 23/08/2014
Southport                @GAMEsouthport 23/08/2014
St Helens                     @GAMEStHelens 23/08/2014
Stafford @GAMEStafford 23/08/2014
Sunderland @GAMESunderland 23/08/2014
Thurrock @GAMELakeside 23/08/2014
Wellingborough @GAMEwellingboro 23/08/2014
West Bromwich @GAMEWestbrom 23/08/2014
Weston Favel @GAMEWestonFav 23/08/2014
Whitehaven @GAMEWhitehaven 23/08/2014
Wolverhampton @GAMEWolves 23/08/2014
Workington @GAMEworkington 23/08/2014
York Church St @GAMEYorkChurch 23/08/2014
Accrington @GAMEAccrington 24/08/2014
Belle Vale                    @GAMEBelleVale 24/08/2014
Bury The Rock 24/08/2014
Castleford @GAME_Castleford 24/08/2014
Chester                  @GAMEchester 24/08/2014
Crayford @GAMECrayford 24/08/2014
Darlington @GAMEDarlington 24/08/2014
Edinburgh (Ocean Terminal) @GAMEEdinburghOT 24/08/2014
Gateshead (Metrocentre) @GAMEBlueMall 24/08/2014
Glasgow @GAMEGlasgow 24/08/2014
Glasgow (Braehead) @GAMEbraehead 24/08/2014
Glasgow The Fort @GAMEGlasgowFort 24/08/2014
Hanley                        @GAMEHanley 24/08/2014
Hanley Town                       @GAMEHanleyTown 24/08/2014
Harrogate @GAMEHarrogate 24/08/2014
Huddersfield @GAMEHudders 24/08/2014
Hull Prospect Centre @GAMEHullSuper 24/08/2014
Leeds - Whiterose @GAMEwhiterose 24/08/2014
Leeds Headrow @GAMEheadrow 24/08/2014
Liverpool                     @GAMEStJohns 24/08/2014
Liverpool Lord Street             @GAME_Liverpool 24/08/2014
Livingston @GAMELivingstonS 24/08/2014
Middlesbrough @GAMEboro 24/08/2014
Newcastle @GAMENewcastle 24/08/2014
Newcastle Under Lyme           @GAMENewcastleUL 24/08/2014
Northwich                     @GAMENorthwich 24/08/2014
Sunderland @GAMESunderland 24/08/2014
Teesside Park @GAMETeesside 24/08/2014
WIGAN Game                    @GAMEWigan 24/08/2014
Wrexham                       @GAMEWrexham 24/08/2014
York - Monks Cross @GAMEMonksCross 24/08/2014
Aberystwyth @GAMEAberystwyth 25/0802014
Ballymena @GAMEBallymena 25/08/2014
BARRY @GAME_Barry 25/0802014
Braintree @GAMEBraintree 25/0802014
Bridgend @GAMEBridgend 25/0802014
Caerphilly @GAMECaerphilly 25/0802014
Cardiff @GAMELeckwith 25/0802014
Cardiff @GAMECardiff 25/0802014
Carlisle @GAMECarlisle 25/0802014
Carmarthen @GAMECarmarthen 25/0802014
Castleford @GAME_Castleford 25/08/2014
Clacton @GAMEClacton 25/0802014
Cwmbran @GAMECwmbran145 25/0802014
Cwmbran @GAMECwmbranCSC 25/0802014
Gravesend @GAMEGravesend 25/0802014
Halifax @GAMEHalifax 25/08/2014
Haverfordwest @GAMEHWest 25/0802014
Hull Prospect Centre @GAMEHullSuper 25/08/2014
Leeds Headrow @GAMEheadrow 25/08/2014
Merthyr Tydfil @GAMECyfarthfa 25/0802014
Manchester The Fort @GAMEMancFort 25/08/2014
Manchester Arndale @GAMEMancArndale 25/08/2014
Middlesbrough @GAMEboro 25/08/2014
Neath @GAMENeath 25/08/2014
Newcastle @GAMENewcastle 25/08/2014
NEWPORT @GAMENewport 25/0802014
Orpington @GAMEOrpington 25/08/2014
Oldham @GAMEOldham 25/08/2014
Pontypridd @GAMEPontypridd 25/08/2014
Preston @GAMEPreston 25/08/2014
Port Talbot @GAMEPortTalbot 25/08/2014
Romford Walk @GAMERomfordWalk 25/08/2014
Scarborough @GAMEScarb 25/08/2014
Southend On Sea @GAMESouthendSea 25/08/2014
Stockport @GAMEStockport 25/08/2014
Swansea @GAMESwansea 25/08/2014
Swansea The Pod @GAMEMorfa 25/08/2014
Trafford @GAMETrafford 25/08/2014
Talbot Green @GAMETalbotgreen 25/08/2014
Washington @GAMEWashington 25/08/2014
Morecambe @GAMEMorecambe 28/08/2014
Aberdeen Union Street @GAMEAberdeen177 30/08/2014


For more information on Minecraft Month and to find out what your local GAME store is planning, pop into your local store or follow them on Twitter.


PLEASE NOTE : GAME is always capital letters

For further information please contact:

Mark Lewington/Tom Hills MHP Communications

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