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 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 2014 will be held on the weekend of May 31 – June 1, 2014. The 1500m2 club (address: ul. Solec 18, Warsaw, Poland) will serve as the event's venue. Drop by on Saturday May 31 from 10 AM till the night hours and on Sunday June 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more info, click HERE.
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. Entry cards are valid for two days (and one night). Admission for children under the age of 10 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.
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 DVLUP! MEETUP 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 (International Karate+, Pac-Man, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, Speedball 2, Sensible World of Soccer, Decathlon), as part of the Indie Basement 2.0, the Pixel Heaven 2014 Award ceremony will be, as well as the 30th Tetris Anniversary Compo special competition and Polish Pinball Open. A 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...
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 official Facebook FAN PAGE.
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 2014 is included in the price of the ticket. Polish Pinball Open, held on May 31, is an exception. To enter this contest you have to order a separate FLIPPER DUDE pass. The same goes for the game competitions (COMPETITOR pass). Of course, there will be flippers, set to "free play", available for everyone, outside of the contest.
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 2014 – every participant will have a chance to sell and exchange retro stuff: computers, old consoles, accessories, software, comic books etc.
The event takes place in the center of Warsaw - the offer of accommodation is therefore very rich. It is known, however, that not always at affordable prices. Especially for our guests we were able to negotiate a discount in several places.
All the reservations must be made through direct contact with the object, referring to the "Pixel Heaven" password: "Chmielna 5" Hotel - 10% discount - www.chmielna5.pl / / Emma Hostel - 10% discount - www.emmahostel.pl / / Hoza Hostel - 10% discount - www.hozahostel.pl / / Wilson Hostel - 10% discount - www.wilsonhostel.pl / / Hotel Ibis Warszawa Centrum - 132 PLN / night + breakfast 34 PLN, reservations by e-mail email@example.com (password: Pixel Heaven)
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 us.
I have other questions
Fine. Ask here.
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 Jon "Jops" Hare (the legendary founder of the Sensible Software), karaoke to the tune of the iconic intro to the Cannon Fodder game and the Demoscene Night.
WHAT ABOUT INDIE?
After the success of the first edition of INDIE BASEMENT, we’ve decided to expand the part of Pixel Heaven devoted to independent game developers The will be held the exhibition & Pixel Heaven Awards ceremony. The jury will select 15 games. Their authors will showcase them during the exhibition and on the stage. The audience will be able to get familiar with the fifteen selected projects and the developers themselves. All other games which took part in the contest are going to be presented in a video on stage. Also, right before announcing the winners, every participant’s game will be screened on the same stage.
WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL GUESTS?
Due to the fact that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the creator of the Amiga, Jay Miner, a lot of space and time we dedicate this year is that computer - by far the most grateful machine games in the history of electronic entertainment. On this occasion at Pixel Heaven will be hosted Mike Montgomery (founder of the Bitmap Brothers studio, the creator of such hits as Gods, Speedball 2, Chaos Engine, or Cadaver) and Jon "Jops" Hare - the legendary founder of Sensible Software, the man responsible, among others. for Cannon Fodder and Sensible Soccer! In addition, Johannes Wadin - as chairman of the jury Pixel Heaven Awards and speaker within DVDLUP! Meetup. In addition to special guests from abroad, at Pixel Heaven will present the Polish gamedev, among others, Adrian Chmielarz (expect the gameplay of Vanishing of Ethan Carter), SOS Sosowski, Maciek Miąsik ...