REMEMBER - From the roots of retro gaming, Revival boasts the best in classic arcade cabinets, pinball and other arcade machines we all fondly remember, whilst popular names from retro gaming history will share their personal experiences and give insight on the industry as it once was, as well as provide souvenirs in the form of signed memorabilia. Also present at Revival events are interactive exhibits in the form of retro toys, collectibles and retro culture to rekindle those memories of your youth and days gone by.
RE-LIVE - With a selection of popular retro computers and consoles laid out for you to enjoy, Revival will allow you to experience those gaming moments shared with friends in your past, from messing around with 48k Basic to multi-player Mario Kart sessions, it will all be there to enjoy with the familiar 80’s arcade sounds as a backdrop while you play. Original competitions will give incentive to hone your skills again and hopefully win some exclusive prizes, whilst for those simply wishing to build their prized retro collection there will be plenty of quality gaming and related merchandise available to buy from our retro traders.
REVIVE - See how many old school developers, the homebrew community and many new dedicated hobbyists are keeping the retro scene alive, by being able to see new work of experienced coders, retro-style remakes and original games of the homebrew community, and new interpretations of old gaming memories by pioneering enthusiasts. There will be exclusive announcements on new retro scene developments from key players and unique gaming experiences in the form of emulation, hardware mods, gaming oddities and rarities, plus of course custom projects such as the custom arcade machines from Turnarcades and other skilled hobbyists, all of which aim in some way to breathe new life into the retro scene.
We kicked off our first event on 18-19th May at the spacious Dunstall Park Racecourse in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, a very central and accessible location from all corners of the country, whatever your means of travel. The venue hosted over 1,100 visitors per day within two adjoining main event halls and a dedicated talks and workshop area, all linked by a state-of-the-art PA system and AV stage setup.
The venue has 300 free on-site parking spaces, fully licenced bar, restaurant and snack bar, full disabled access and toilet facilities, and featured a comfortable chill-out gaming lounge allowing visitors to enjoy the on-site refreshments full FREE evening entertainment in the event bar area - a first for this type of show.
The event also have many trader pitches available allowing visitors the chance to take home souvenirs, gifts and collection pieces.
Revival has been created to give the retro gaming community the largest retro gaming show in the UK and will take place each May - watch out for announcements for smaller events throughtout the year also.
Revial 2013 supported the following charities with cash donations:
- The Retro Computer Museum
- The Centre for Computing History
Website created in partnership with Jamie Battison of Retro Video Gamer. Jamie kindly gave his time to help revive the old RRE site.