UNT to observe International Games Day Nov. 16

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 14:45

What:  American Library Association’s International Games Day celebration at the University of North Texas. The event will include a screening of the documentary Indie Game and offer both open video and board gaming and free food and drink.

When: 1- 7 p.m. Nov. 16 (Saturday) Screening of Indie Game will be from 1-3 p.m. Open gaming will take place 1-7 p.m.

Where: UNT Media Library, Room 111 Chilton Hall, 410 S. Avenue C, Denton

Cost: Free

Contact: Diane Robson at diane.robson@unt.edu

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In observance of the American Library Association’s International Games Day on Nov. 16 (Saturday), the University of North Texas Libraries will hold a screening of Indie Game, a documentary that looks at independent game developers and follows the making of the games “Super Meat Boy,” “Fez” and “Braid.” The UNT Libraries will also offer games on PlayStation3, Xbox and Wii, along with board games and card games.

International Games Day at UNT runs from 1-7 p.m. in the UNT Media Library, which is in Room 111C in UNT’s Chilton Hall. Chilton Hall is located at 410 S. Avenue C, Denton.

Older games will be available along with the following new games: “Diablo III,” “Call of Duty: Ghost,” “FIFA 14,” “Rayman Legends,” and “Betrayal at the House on the Hill.” This year, UNT will also be participating in a “Global Gossip” game that will have participants from around the globe playing “Telephone.”

International Games Day, formerly known as National Gaming Day, began in 2008 as a way for the American Library Association to show that today’s public and school libraries provide more than books, and can be places for those in communities to interact with each other. The ALA provides games to libraries that participate. 

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