Gamerbake Let's Get Retro Edition in Stokey
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Calling all retro gamers / bakers / geeks in Stokey!
Whether you’re of the age to remember GameBoys first hand or see them as more of an urban myth you from Urban Outfitters Insta, the allure of the pixellated pastime is strong.
The mere sound of a MegaDrive game starting up, the dreamlike and glitchy, “Seeegaaa” brings an elated glazed look to most people’s eyes as they fall in to a YouTube retro gamers wormhole.
So what about taking that nostalgia to a whole new sugary level? Gamerbake is basically Bake Off for gamer geeks where a crack team of games industry judges taste game themed cakes and pick a winner. ‘Whether you’re in for some Doom Donuts, a ‘The Sims’ Souffle or are baking Jetpac Jam Tarts, we want to see your retro inspired recipe gracing the Gamerbake table.’
Two types of tickets are available. There’s the:
1 I’m bringing along a bake – This ticket is for someone entering a bake into the competition. We have limited these to 20 to stop our judges stomachs from exploding, so please only sign up for one ticket if you do want to enter the contest (your friends can sign up using ticket option 2 if they want to come along and support you).
Or there’s the:
2 I’m coming to make friends and eat cake – This ticket lets you attend Gamerbake and enjoy the fun without baking a cake. This is the perfect ticket for someone who just wants to eat cake, play games and meet excellent like minded people.
As part of Gamerbake’s effort to be a socially responsible event, they’ve partnered up with Special Effect to help raise awareness of their work. Special Effect use technology to enhance the quality of life of people with all kinds of needs, including stroke and road traffic accident patients, individuals with life-limiting conditions and injured soldiers returning from overseas.
Their mission is to enable anyone, whatever their physical disability, to enjoy video games and leisure technology. By giving people the means to participate, Special Effect are kick-starting rehabilitation, self-esteem and, most importantly, inclusion.
All proceeds from the bake sale and entertainment goes to Special Effect.
Judges, prizes and entertainment are all kept strictly hush hush until nearer the event, so keep your eyes peeled at gamerbake.com for any leaked info. There’s also a recipes section to whet your appetite and get inspired.
Tickets are free but you need to register. To book tickets and read all the boring but necessary terms and conditions, head here before the spaces run out.
Gamerbake, Fri 12 May 2017, 7 – 10pm
Loading Bar, 97 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BX
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