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FAQ


WHY?

To have a break from the everyday humdrum, spend a fulfilling weekend in a pleasant company, and once more immerse yourself in the unforgettable atmosphere of the 1980s and 1990s entertainment (and not just the electronic one).

FOR WHOM?

For everyone! Especially for people who remember the beginnings of video gaming in Poland, the comic book scene of pre-1989 Poland, arcades, and everything related. Also, for your husbands, wives, and children. Present-day gamers and people from the gamedev industry are also warmly welcome!

WHERE AND WHEN?

Pixel Heaven 2018 will be held on the weekend of June 8 – June 10, 2018 in the Old Bus Depot at Wloscianska 52 Street in Warsaw, Poland.

HOW TO TAKE PART?

You will need an entrance ticket (bought online or at the spot) to enjoy our event. We recommend using our online registration system, which lets you buy the ticket for a discounted price. Admission for children under the age of 12 is free. For more information, click HERE.

I WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR / MEDIA PARTNER

That's great! The organization of such event requires a lot of effort and considerable financial outlays. In exchange for the support, we can offer very attractive advertising opportunities, and a chance to co-create a positive and tremendously popular event. Feel free to contact us: robert@pixel-magazine.com

BUT WHAT EXACTLY WILL BE GOING ON THERE?

You'll have to see it for yourself. For two days, every participant will get a chance to play classic games from the 1980s and 1990s on such computers as ZX Spectrum, Atari, Commodore, and consoles from that era. Of course, modern games will also be present. Other attractions include contests, flippers, comic book exhibition, amazing lectures, the PIXEL CONNECT conference, prizes, unique special guests, concerts, Afterparty, Demo Scene Night, booths, stands from our sponsors, partners and exhibitors...

WILL THERE BE ANY CONTESTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS?

Of course – with attractive prizes! Apart from classic games contests and flipper games, there will be held SOCIABLE SOCCER WORLD CUP 2018. And that's not all we have in store for you!

WILL THERE BE LECTURES, TALKS, AND DISCUSSION PANELS?

You betcha! And they will be special! The DVLUP! MEETUP and RETRO STORIES 2.0. will be held on Sunday and Saturday. You can expect ABSOLUTELY SPECIAL topics and speakers. Retro Stories will give you a unique opportunity to listen to, ask questions and meet game creators (both the old boys and the young bloods), developers, journalists (including the editors of such titles as BAJTEK, TOP SECRET or SECRET SERVICE), as well as video games celebrities... The DVLUP! MEETUP, on the other hand, will focus on the business side of indie gaming: trends, development, sources of funding...

WHAT ELSE?

A slew a various attractions. Unique special guests, meetings with game developers, tabletop games, comic books, contests and surprises prepared by sponsors and media partners, booths and exhibitions, concerts, meetings, premières and presentations of new games, and of course, the unforgettable atmosphere! The Pixel Heaven programme will be updated systematically – visit our EVENT PAGE on Facebook.

WILL I HAVE TO PAY EXTRA TO ENTER THE THEME ZONES?

No. Admission to all the zones and participation in all the events held during Pixel Heaven 2018 is included in the price of the ticket. Afterparty in an exception - if you wish to take a part you have to order the entrance card additionally.  The same goes for the game competitions (COMPETITOR pass).

CO TO JEST POLISH PINBALL OPEN?

Międzynarodowy turniej flipperowy w formule open. Odbędzie się w sobotę 31 maja. Wyniki Polish Pinball Open 2014 zaliczane będą do klasyfikacji European Championship Series oraz World Pinball Players Ranking (WPPR). Poza turniejem głównym, odbędą się turnieje towarzyszące: Classic Tournament, Team Tournament oraz Kids Tournament. Chętni do udziału powinni zakupić kartę wstępu Flipper Dude. Więcej informacji jest TUTAJ.

I WANT TO BUY / SELL / TRADE SOMETHING

That's another good reason to take part in PIXEL HEAVEN 2018 – every participant will have a chance to sell and exchange retro stuff: computers, old consoles, accessories, software, comic books etc.

ACCOMODATION

The event takes place in the center of Warsaw, next to the Marymont Metro Station, bus and tram stops provides easy and quick access at any time of the day or night. The offer of accommodation is therefore very rich, we recommend booking.com service.

CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO THIS EVENT IN ANY WAY?

In all kinds of ways! We especially welcome people who can provide complete and working 8/16-bit computers, and personally help with setting them up. If you wish to help contact at robert@pixel-magazine.com

I have other questions

Send an e-mail to robert@pixel-magazine.com

WILL THERE BE HELD THE AFTERPARTY?

Good question! Naturally, approximately at 8.00 PM on Saturday smoothly (literally and figuratively) Pixel Heaven will assume Afterparty, during which you will make new friends and business contacts. It offers well-stocked bars and additional attractions, including a concert by... PRESS PLAY ON TAPE band!

WHAT ABOUT INDIE GAMES?

An exhibition for independent game developers. It features 15 finalists of the Pixel Awards competition, as well as several dozen independent game development studios from Poland and abroad – a great opportunity to present your games to potential buyers or to hire talented employees.

WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL GUESTS?

In 2013, the event featured Frederick Raynal, the designer of Alone in the Dark. The following year we hosted two legendary figures from our industry: Jon „Jops” Hare, the creator of Sensible Software (who also played a live concert for us) and Mike Montgomery, one of the founders of Bitmap Brothers. In 2015, our special guests included Jeff Minter (one of the first video game developers in the world), Dino Dini (known for the Kick Off series and other projects) and Sam Barlow (Silent Hill, Her Story). In 2016: Jon Hare and Ben Daglish (unique soundtracks for C64 games and more), and the Oliver Brothers (Dizzy series). The 2017 edition saw Bo Jangeborg (creator of the iconic Fairlight game), Charles Cecil (Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky), Petro Tyschtschenko (former president of Amiga) and Rob Hubbard (creator of soundtracks for games such as Commando, International Karate, Jet Set Willy and Populous). 2018 shall certainly not be poorer :)

CONTACT

Questions, propositions, ideas? Contact us!

CONTACT THE SKIPPER

Robert „Lapusz” Lapinski / robert@pixel-magazine.com

I am a happy owner of ZX Spectrum+ with Kempston interface and green Neptun 156 screen. See you at Pixel Heaven 2016.