Beer and video games, the winning combination
“Fantastic event and really well run, thankyou!“
That was sure the case as Simran and I hosted our first ever gamers meet ‘MancGamers’, which launched on the official UK Pokemon Go release day (Thursday 14th July) at Dive Bar in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.
We teamed up with Game’s Manchester stores, so that local gamers were able to come down for drinks and play on popular consoles including Xbox One and PS4. Shout-out to Jim Bitlord too who was an absolute hero and brought a Wii U with Mario Kart, which of course proved popular!
In addition to the console action, many gamers got together to play and discuss Pokemon Go. There was a Pokestop within reach so that had a lure module on all night! There was also popular games including Jenga and Top Trumps which people enjoyed while relaxing with a beer.
The crowd was a great mix of video games enthusiasts and those who work in the industry. Designers from local studios including TT Games and Cloud Imperium Games came along too to socialise.
Due to the popularity of the event, we are currently discussing making it a monthly occurrence at Dive Bar. Scroll for videos and photos from the meet up. Hopefully see you next time! x
— GAME Manc Arndale (@GAMEMancArndale) July 14, 2016