Gamers set to flock to centre

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VIDEO game fans from across the UK will descend on a Rotherham tourist attraction as part of a huge industry celebration.

Magna Science Adventure Centre is hosting Games Britainnia: Replayed on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8.

The event celebrates 40 years of innovation and design in the business, featuring interactive exhibits where gamers can have a go at classic games on vintage hardware and try out the latest cutting-edge technology.

Top gaming industry designers - including Sheffield’s SUMO Digital - will also be on hand to help enthusiasts explore the science behind building games.

Stuart Ballard, science centre director at Magna, said: “We are delighted to be hosting one of the UK’s largest gaming festivals.

“It is open to everyone, from modern families to nostalgia-seeking enthusiasts and casual players to hard-core gamers.

“The aim is to inspire young people to get involved in design and building games.”