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Replaying Japan

Replaying Japan

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20 – 22 August 2018

The National Videogame Arcade

Tickets: Free

Conference Dinner and unlimited NVA Access: £30

Replaying Japan, the annual Japanese Gaming Academic Conference, will take place at the National Videogame Arcade on 20th to 22nd August 2018.

Featuring keynote speakers Masaya Matsuura and David Wise, the conference will investigate the role of Music in Japanese Games.

Through Music and Words, legendary composer Masaya Matsuura will explore his work as one of the pioneers of the rhythm action genre (creating works such as Parappa the Rapper, Vib Ribbon and others.) This will build upon the fantastically successful and inspirational sessions he gave at the All Your Bass Music Festival in January 2018 and GameCity festival in 2009.

Donkey Kong Country and The Snake Pass composer David Wise will provide a composer commentary on these titles, featuring Yamaha Electronic Toms, EWI and a range of other electronic instruments. David Wise is famous for his association with Nintendo, via Rare, The Donkey Kong Country Series, Diddy Kong Racing and Starfox Adventures. David Wise Sound Studios and Music Publishing is David’s latest venture, allowing him to continue to compose music and create sound design, primarily for Video Games and Digital Media.

Please note: Discounted accommodation is available through the St. James Hotel, please quote ‘game city’ when making your booking for this to apply. The St James Hotel is located in central Nottingham,  a short walk from the National Videogame Arcade. Attendees are encouraged to book accommodation as soon as possible due to increased demand resulting from a cricket test-match taking place in the city on the week of 20th August.

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*To include meal, as well as unlimited access to the National Videogame Arcade’s galleries, during opening hours between 20 – 22 August. Does not include drinks.

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