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Our exhibitors from across the North have a range of games ready for you to play!

Ant Workshop
2-15 July

Dead End Job merges the frantic, addictive, highly re-playable gameplay of a procedurally generated twin-stick shooter with the iconic look of a 90s cartoon.
Have you got what it takes to be the best at putting pests to rest?


2-15 July

Broken Sword 5: The Serpents Curse is the latest episode from Revolution’s Broken Sword adventure game series. Playing as George Stobbart and Nico Collard, you must follow clues, and employ logic, to try and solve the secret of a missing painting and the Serpent’s Curse to save mankind from disaster.


Ubisoft Reflections & UBISOFT EMEA Consumer Relationship Centre
2-15 July

Come along and play some of Ubisoft’s well-known games including Ode, Grow Up and Just Dance with a Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, a dedicated mode of the game that lets visitors free roam Egypt to learn about its history and daily life. A world free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, where combat, storyline, and quests are not active so everyone, from players to history-enthusiasts and non-gamer can discover Ancient Egypt.


Cumbria University
2-15 July

Showcasing 3D simulated environment, modelling turntables / animation a pixel art-based game and platform games – come and see what students of Cumbria University have been producing.


Sekrit Games
2-5 July

TYRED is a multiplayer party game where the players take the ‘roll’ of tyres and must compete against friends in a series of minigames.
“Scream in shock and excitement at the sight of homicidal, pugnacious tyres battling it out in this hilarious party game. You’ll never get TYRED of it.”


Prey Interactive
2-4 July / 9-14 July

Prey Interactive will be bringing Black Spot to the expo. It is a turn based, pirate-themed, card strategy game.


2 / 7 / 8 July

chipfreq is a Newcastle record shop specialising in video game music on vinyl. Stocking almost 100 different soundtracks for Zelda, Sonic, Minecraft, Halo, Uncharted, Journey, Undertale and many more from labels such as iam8bit, Data Discs, Black Screen Records, G4F Records, Ghost Ramp, Minimum Records, Mondo and Sumthing Else Music Works.


High Tea Frog
14-15 July

Be one of the first to see a brand-new title from the Newcastle based indie company! Bring some friends along and let the developers know what you think.


6-8 July

Coatsink will bring along two exciting games, PHOGS! And They Suspect Nothing.

Taking inspiration from games such as Mario 3D World, Noby Noby Boy, and Hohokum along with popular cartoon series Adventure Time and CatDog – PHOGS! is a stylised adventure physics puzzler set in a vivid and colourful world. In PHOGS! you play as a duo of dogs, connected via an elastic, gelatinous mid-section, on an adventure where you combine your imagination with the unique characteristics of your PHOG to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles in unusual and adorable ways.

They Suspect Nothing is a comedy mini game about robots and deception. As the last human on earth, you must infiltrate a robot-only society by completing a series of bizarre human detection tests. Assuage suspicion with machine-like efficiency as you conduct open part surgery, pilot a drone, manage rush hour in an explosives plant, instigate Armageddon in a cataclysm simulator, plus eight other irreverent and humorous experiences.

Meanwhile, your progress will be tracked by Axel, Nerezza and the Operator, the three instructors charged with tending each department and deciding your fate. Relax…they suspect nothing.


Silhouette Wolf
6-8 July

The Mimic is a unique platform puzzle solver, where you take control of the Engineer whose every move is shadowed by the Mimic. As you move, so does the Mimic. There is a connection between the two of you, if you get your Mimic killed or get too close, you die.


Cardboard Sword
6-7 July

The Siege and the Sandfox is a 2D Stealthvania an infusion of stealth into the familiar Metroidvania experience.
Beneath a mighty palace you find yourself in the realms of condemned men, corrupt guards, and creatures of a darker origin. Parkour and stealth your way to discover the true threat of the siege, and save the kingdom above from the evil below.


Radiation Burn
9-15 July

Space Time is an arcade and physics based space action, with multiplayer battles vs or co-op.


Cherry Pop Games
2-15 July 

Football Nation bringing football to life. NEW 2018 Tournaments inspired by the World Cup. For the first time ever, you can physically feel the rush of playing in Football’s biggest VR tournament as the vast stadium surrounds you the virtual grass underfoot, the crowd cheering, the excitement and the undeniable patriotism for your country – a childhood dream come true.


Grapple Arcade
2-3 & 12-13 July

Grapple Arcade is a retro Wrestling & Beat ‘em up themed video games event, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Along with regular ‘free to enter’ events at numerous bars and venues across the region, the Grapple Arcade also host the event at large conventions and exhibitions around the country.
Attendees can expect to play classics such as…
– No Mercy – Nintendo 64
– Marvel vs Street Fighter – PS1
– SmackDown Here Comes The Pain – PS2
– Saturday Night Slammasters – SNES
… many more grappling greats.

E-Dojo Gaming
2-13 July

E-Dojo Gaming provide esports experiences and gaming parties and at 1up North will have a range of consoles with games including Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Tekken, Rocket League and more.


Game Under
2-13 July

Game Under is a Newcastle shop selling video game merchandise. The sister company of online retailer Gamerabilia, Game Under sells a wide range of officially licensed toys, collectibles, clothing and more from various games, including Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda, Assassin’s Creed, Fallout, Super Mario Bros and more!


Street Orchestra Live
8 July

Supermarkets, prisons, castles, ships – nowhere is off-limits for Street Orchestra Live! With a mission to take orchestral music to everyone, anywhere, Street Orchestra Live gives free performances in public spaces and is committed to providing concerts for communities with little or no opportunity to hear live music.

40 dynamic players come from UK universities and music colleges to tour twice a year, performing an eclectic range of music from baroque to hip-hop in an upbeat style with dancing, singing and audience participation.

The group was founded in 2016 and has toured London, Brighton, Croydon, Leicester, Coventry, and has been featured on the BBC Travel Show and MTV. With 4-6 concerts every day, ranging from hospitals and museums to market squares and carnivals, each tour reaches thousands of people from all walks of life.

The current Summer 2018 tour takes in the whole of the North East from Prudhoe to Stockton. Accompanying them as soloist on the tour is the “Geordie Tenor”, Austin Gunn, adding operatic classics and popular local songs into the mix. And especially for 1Up North listen out for music from Super Mario and Tetris!

1Up North is going to be brilliant! If you would like to attend any of the event, you will need to have booked a free ticket in advance – there are tickets available for the free play area, wandering around the exhibitors’ stands, attending a workshop or taking part in the Get North World Cup Challenge.

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  • Lift access throughout.
  • Accessible toilet on each floor.
  • Hearing assistance available at certain locations.

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