Following a very enjoyable debut in Brighton last summer, we're delighted to announce that Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show returns on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June at the NEC in Birmingham for two days of playable games, developer sessions, tournaments, board games and more. Tickets are on sale now at www.rezzed.com.
As with the Eurogamer Expo, Rezzed features a series of developer sessions - a mixture of game presentations, panels and public Q&As that bring you to within spitting distance (well, hopefully clapping distance) of legendary designers, artists and programmers as they showcase work that has previously only been seen behind closed doors. The sessions are curated by the Eurogamer.net and Rock, Paper, Shotgun editorial teams.
This year we're delighted to welcome Chris Avellone from Obsidian Entertainment, who is flying in to talk Project Eternity; Ragnar Tornquist and colleagues from Red Thread Games, who will present Dreamfall Chapters; Tom Betts from Big Robot, who introduces Sir, You Are Being Hunted; and a special session featuring Ridiculous Fishing developer Vlambeer and Hotline Miami creator Dennaton. More details of those and many more sessions will be announced in the months leading up to the show.
We also have a session called "The Rock, Paper, Shotgun 100th Anniversary Tribute Show", hosted by RPS' John Walker. This session will not require an internet connection.
Out on the show floor, Rezzed will allow you to go hands-on with playable versions of various unreleased PC and indie titles, details of which we'll be able to announce in the near future. Last year we had Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Prison Architect, Hotline Miami and numerous others and we have similar ambitions for this year's line-up.
The show floor at Rezzed is also home to The Leftfield Collection, also-also curated by the editors of Eurogamer and RPS, where you can play a wide variety of indie titles on the verge of breaking out. Last year's staff favourite was probably BaraBariBall, which would go on to become part of the successful Sportsfriends Kickstarter in late autumn. The Leftfield line-up will be announced close to the show, but you're sure to find cool stuff in there you haven't seen before, even if you think you've seen everything.
Full details and tickets are available on the official Rezzed website now. Single-day passes are currently £9 and passes for the whole weekend are currently £15 thanks to a 25% Early Bird sales offer. Normal prices are £12 per day and £20 for the weekend.
Finally, full disclosure: this is probably self-evident by now, but as with the Eurogamer Expo, Rezzed is run by Gamer Network, which owns Eurogamer.net. Eurogamer editorial staff help to curate content but have no contact with the commercial side of the event.