Level up again!
Meet GameFest Akron’s developers in-person and test their games. Play classic video games from Games Done Legit, explore the galleries like never before with pop-up games and activities, and grab food from a local food truck. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win game-themed prizes. The Akron-Summit County Public Library will also be hosting their Akron Mini Maker Faire, so be sure to hop across the street while you’re downtown!
The Virtual Arcade is now live!
Play indie video games all week long.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
This program is free and open to all. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Choose from 3 arcade sessions:
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 5:00 pm
*PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will be closed to the public during GameFest Akron. Only GameFest Akron ticket holders will be permitted entry on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
RETRO VIDEO GAMES
Experience real vintage console classic videos games by Games Done Legit. Indie video games include:
• Dark Swords
• Gnome Adventure: Journey to the Market
• Kovetous Kobolds
• Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition
• Reed The Robotanist
• Time Tails*
• We Are The Caretakers
To ensure that we keep this celebration safe, we ask that all visitors keep masks on, maintain safe distances from fellow gamers, and utilize antibacterial wipes and stations where available. Tickets will be timed and numbers will be limited to ensure safe group sizes.
Event guidelines will comply with all current CDC, state and local regulations for COVID-19. More information will be provided in advance of the event.
2021 GAMEFEST SCHEDULE
6:00 – 8:00 pm
GameFest Sneak Peak with 88bit
Get your game face on with a game-themed night at the Museum. Classic board games, a scavenger hunt, and a live performance of classic video game music provided by 88bit will run throughout the evening. Visitors will also get a sneak-peek of GameFest Akron.
88bit is the alter ego of Cleveland-based pianist, composer and recording artist, Rob Kovacs, where he performs virtuosic note-for-note piano arrangements of classic video game soundtracks mainly from the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Kovacs is one of the only pianists in the world to publicly perform some of these early game soundtracks, many of which have never been released outside of the games they’re in.
Free for members.
General admission for non-members.