The North’s biggest and most diverse video gaming expo is back! Play Expo is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th and 12th October 2014, Play Expo is expanding considerably and will now feature FIVE absorbing events, under one roof!

Tickets on sale now!the-general-news

Tickets for the North's biggest ever Video Games Expo are now available for purchase via our Ticketline portal and to reward those who book early we have three tiers of ticket prices; earlybird, advance and on-the-door.
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Team17 confirmed for Play Exponowplay

We are extremely pleased to confirm that one of our favourite publishers, Team17, will be exhibiting at Play Expo this October. Team17 will be showing off their latest game Flockers at the show and will also be bringing some of their indie studio chums along too.
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Transformers Cars coming to Manchesterscreen-play-news

Stars of the original live action transformers movie Bumblebee and Barricade will be making their way to Manchester for a special appearance at Play Expo. Both vehicles will be on display in the area of the main hall.
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Iron Throne from Game of Thrones at Play Exposcreen-play-news

Winter is coming to Play Expo and with it, the Iron Throne. We will have the Iron Throne from the smash HBO TV series Game of Thrones at Play Expo and we will be running professional photo shoots for anyone who would like their picture taken on the seat of kings.
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First wave of indie games announcednowplay

Play Expo 2014 will see a much expanded indie zone and we are now able to share details of the first 14 studios and games that will be on display, all fully playable… We are proud to support Independent developments teams through our shows by offering discounted exhibition space and other incentives.
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Guest Speaker: Charles Cecil MBEreplay

Charles Cecil MBE, the visionary head of Revolution Software who created classic adventure games such as Broken Sword, Lure of the Temptress and Beneath a Steel Sky will be appearing at Play Expo on Saturday 11th October.
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Heroes and Villains of Star Wars coming to Play Exposcreen-play-news

Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch and Kenny Baker are the latest guests to be confirmed for the feature of Play Expo 2014. All are best known for their roles in the Star Wars series of films, as Darth Vader, Boba Fett and R2D2 respectively.
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Stars of Red Dwarf land at Play Exposcreen-play-news

Chris Barrie and Craig Charles are the first two guests confirmed for Play Expo 2014. The duo are best known for their characters Rimmer and Lister in the Sci-Fi comedy Red Dwarf. Chris also played Gordon Brittas in the Brittas Empire and Hillary in the Tomb Raider Films as well as providing the voice for Simon in the game Simon the Sorcerer.
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Cinemaware talk and new games at Playnowplay

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We are delighted to be welcoming the amazing CINEMAWARE to Play Expo this year. Cinemaware are the company behind a whole host of classic Amiga games that are being updated for modern systems.
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First Special Guest Announced: Mel Croucherreplay

We are really pleased to be able to announce that our first confirmed special guest for Play Expo 2014 is industry legend Mel Croucher. Mel is the creator of number of award winning games including PiMania and the multimedia extravaganza Deus Ex Machina.
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