The Oliver Twins are going to be in Manchester on Sunday

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The Oliver Twins are going to be in Manchester on Sunday

Post by CrookieMonster » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:50 pm

The Oliver Twins are going to be discussing their games - including the brilliant Dizzy - at Urbis in Manchester on Sunday June 28 from 2pm to 4pm as part of Videogame Nation. It costs ?5 but that includes entry to the exhibition too (usual cost of entry is ?3).

There are tickets being sold at Ticketline (http://www.ticketline.co.uk/artist/vide ... ting-dizzy)

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Post by Adz.M » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:42 am

Thanks for letting us know, CrookieMonster :)

So who here is going? I'm visiting family on sunday so I'm out :(
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Post by delta » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:11 pm

i would, as it's only a 30min train ride from me, but i've already got plans.
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Post by siccoyote » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:40 am

I think I might be going, also may mean I can pick up a classic arcade game the same day.

Seems a bit of a rip off that you have to pay a ?1 deliver charge on each ticket, AND pay ?1.75 to collect the tickets at the box office, so what was the delivery charge for again?

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Post by dizzygemma » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:44 pm

The lecture was excellent. Lots of big Dizzy fans. Some cute stories about how they came up with the characters, and the programming and they explained why you only had one life in Treasure Island which was quite funny (programming problem and lack of time to fix it). They did a Q and A at the end too.

Well worth going. The exhibition upstairs is a lot of fun too. Huge hand drawn maps of the games, floor to roof Dizzy displays. Dizzy heaven.

I have to admit i geeked out totally.

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Post by delta » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:56 pm

awwww i really wish i'd gone! :(
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Post by Crw » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:30 pm

Just got home from this and really enjoyed the whole thing.

It was great to see the original maps drawn by the twins and to hear a insite into the making of the games.

It was also wonderful to see a room full of Dizzy fans.

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Post by delta » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:13 pm

Crw wrote:It was also wonderful to see a room full of Dizzy fans.
had any of them heard about DizzyAGE?
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Post by Crw » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:22 pm

delta wrote:had any of them heard about DizzyAGE?
I'd be suprised if they had not!

I only spoke too a couple of people at the end though, as most people were busy playing around with a 3d* game on 360 / ps3 made by Blitz games.

*Real 3d game with glasses, that I must admit made my eyes go a bit funny afterwards.

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Post by siccoyote » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:45 pm

I was the guy in the dizzy T-Shirt, I asked them about the dizzy games and they said they had tried some of the ones in the competition, but didn't have time to play them, also mentioned about the remakes of the old games about why and they didn't understand why either except "fix a few of the bugs while you're there"

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