This Saturday in Villemurlin and next weekend in Ouzouer-sur-Loire, place for video games for all audiences

When you are having fun at an arcade terminal, but the game is announced to be over, you put a coin in the machine. That’s pretty much what happens at the Ouzouer-sur-Loire media library after its video game weekends.

Because if all good things come to an end, this annual event established in 2018 is so successful that the officials can’t help but press the “continue” button to restart the game and try to improve their “high score”.

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With the help of the company 2liveSspecialized in organizing video game events, two highlights will be organized this afternoon at the Villemurlin library and during the weekend of November 19 and 20 in Ouzouer-sur-Loire.

Previously in Villemurlin

with an audience ranging from two to three hundred people on weekends video games since 2018, the success is such that a “para” will be held for the first time in another town in Val de Sully.

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be deployed in the multifunctional hall of Villemurlin. Two Nintendo Switches will accompany this device to create a collective gaming dynamic.

The creation of this “money” is an innovation allowing the world of video games to be divided into the smallest municipalities of the territory.

Practice. Today, from 14 to 17:00 in the Villemurlin multipurpose hall (6, rue de Cerdon). FREE ADMISSION.

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Weekend in Ouzouer-sur-Loire

Most of the organization will be retained in Ouzouer-sur-Loire, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. Four play areas will be created for all tastes.

A dozen consoles that wander between different temporal universes and arcade terminals will connect. They will allow you to try the latest games that are more intended for multiplayer, such as Mario Kart Where FIFA.

As in any self-respecting video game event, retrogaming will not be forgottenwith classics like Pac man, Super Mario Bros. Where space invaders. Fans of futuristic technology who lost Villemurlin’s “money” can test virtual reality. Finally, music games like rock band AND Dance Dance Revolution will be on hand, with the right gear to pretend to be Van Halen or Michael Jackson.

Animations will also be marked these two days. A big scene will offer, for example, live game reviews, quizzes and other blind tests. A pixel art workshop will allow more manuals to create their own video game character thanks to specially selected beads and patterns. A corner of relaxation it will also give those who want to take a break from their screens to enjoy drawing or reading manga and video game books.

“We are far from the majority of minors”

Enough to please a large audience in an essential cultural medium. “Video games have become completely intergenerational, assures Catherine Leycuras, co-responsible for the Val de Sully library network. We are far from most minors. On the contrary, we have a very family audience and most of those who play are not necessarily children or teenagers. Even today we are approaching forty.

A 50-year-old “geek grandma” herself, the librarian appreciates the “creative side” of these works in addition to the fun. “Designing a video game involves many professions related to computer and graphics many composers, stylists and screenwriters are part of it.” A rich, complex and exciting universe that will be accessible to everyone and free of charge. So why deprive yourself?

Practice. Saturday November 19 from 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday November 20 from 14:00 to 18:00 at the Ouzouer-sur-Loire media library (73, rue de l’Écu) . Free admission, registration for on-site workshops. Information on 02.38.35.06.84.

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