Are you into art and video games, digital art, VR and indie gaming? Then enter now to win tickets to Playtopia Festival.
Playtopia is a festival dedicated to indie games and interactive art. Their aim is to bring creators, developers, and innovators together in an immersive event that builds community and inspires newcomers.
The video game festival is back this year from 7 to 9 December at the Homecoming Centre, in Cape Town. Playtopia was first held in 2018 with a successful follow-up event in 2019. However, the Covid pandemic broke their stride in 2020 and it is only now in 2023 that they’re making a comeback.
This year you can expect a two-day line-up filled with an abundance of video games, VR, music, culinary delights, and immersive art experiences. The focus will be on celebrating African gaming and tech artistry and the festival will offer a curated exhibition of local artworks and games, alongside contributions from international counterparts. The event will feature exhibitions by prominent South African interactive artists, alternative, artistic and party games. There will also be a dedicated Super Friendship Arcade room to showcase games played with custom controllers, VR rooms, and more.
South African game developers have an impressive track record of generating unexpected worldwide successes and establishing themselves on the global stage
According to the event organisers, South African game developers have an impressive track record of generating unexpected worldwide successes and establishing themselves on the global stage. If you’re curious to learn how they do this, you can find out by attending the talks and panels offered by renowned international and local experts over a two-day line-up.
Playtopia will close the festival on Saturday evening with an official after party at Tommy’s Chop Shop, hosted by Diskotekah.
WIN FREE TICKETS!
If Playtopia sounds like your vibe and you want to win 2 x Adult Day Pass tickets (18yrs+), which includes full weekend access + talks + exhibitions + entry to the official after party on 9 December, do this: Go to the 10and5 Instagram page and answer the question in the ‘Playtopia’ post. Easy as that.
The question is: “Where is the festival happening?” and you can post your answer in the comments section on the Playtopia post on Instagram.
The competition closes on 15 November, winners will be announced on 16 November.
T&C’s – The prize is comped tickets only and no travel or other costs will be covered. You will have to make your own way to the festival. You must be over 18 to enter and have no relation to the festival organisers, or Between 10and5.
Date: Friday, 8 December 2023 – Saturday, 9 December 2023
Times: 10:00 – 22:00
Venue: HCC Events Centre (Former Fugard), Cape Town