CLASSIC games galore are set to invade Huddersfield in what promises to be the country’s biggest exhibition of old school computer entertainment.
“Retro Reunited” comes to Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, on September 12 and 13.
The event, which will raise cash for homeless charity Shelter, promises up to 50 retro games consoles and computers from 1977 to the present day.
Much loved systems such as the Commodore Amiga and original Atari console will sit alongside an old school coin-op arcade offering free plays.
Rare games systems, which failed to catch on, will also be granted a temporary reprieve from obscurity.
Guests for the event may also include ZX Spectrum programmer Jon Ritman and Ocean Software head Gary Bracey who will discuss their memories of the days when computer games were written in bedrooms for little or no profit.
An interview with Dominik Diamond, former presenter of early 1990s Channel 4 series Games Master, has also been planned.
Organiser Gordon Sinclair, from Elland, said: “I would like to encourage as many people as possible to come along and experience the games and systems that made Britain a world leader as well as some weird and wacky machines that were not quite as successful.
“The great thing about classic games is you can just pick them up and play for 10 minutes and put them down. You can’t do that with modern games where you can spend an hour watching the intro.
“It is going to be a fun day out and every penny raised will go towards helping very vulnerable people and families with housing problems.”
Tickets for the event cost £10 if booked before June 1 and £12.50 afterwards, giving admission for both days. They are only available from: