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GameCity: Zombie World Record Attempt

26 October 08 words: GameCity
"There’s going to be lots of record attempts throughout the festival, but on Halloween we’re bringing the Zombie record home"

If you find yourself in Nottingham's Old Market Square this Friday afternoon, be afraid, be very afraid.... Zombies are marching on the city.

GameCity, Nottingham’s international videogame festival will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of zombies and is inviting the people of Nottingham to join in the fun.

Iain Simons, Director of GameCity said: “We’ve always known Nottingham is a record-breaking city - this year at GameCity we intend to prove it, over and over again. There’s going to be lots of record attempts made throughout the festival, but on Halloween we’re bringing the Zombie record home. All we need are just 1029 people to come along to the square between 2.30pm and 5pm on Halloween.”

The Market Square will have a large stage and cinema screen for the festival, which will broadcast all the spooky goings-on throughout the day as well as a few very special surprises.

From 2.30pm on Friday 31 October Nottingham’s Old Market Square will become a huge Halloween party, featuring spooky performances from local dance schools, zombie choirs and scary circus acts to name but a few. You don’t even have to be a zombie already, as there’ll be make up artists on hand to provide zombie make-overs, Rock Band sessions on the stage as well as lots of prizes to be won.

The party will culminate with the official world record attempt at 5pm with a choreographed zombie dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, to celebrate the people of Nottingham making World Zombie Record history.

Other events over the weekend-long GameCity festival include head to head games competitions across the city and first-hand accounts from the people behind classic videogames such as the first Grand Theft Auto (Brian Baglow) and Goldeneye (Martin Hollis and David Doak). A full timetable is available on their website.

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