Join us for Half Term Hacktivities


This Half-term the NVA galleries are open every day from the 25th May - 3rd June. 

We have a brand new game playing on the PSVR, and extra drop in sessions running during the week for all gallery visitors that will get the whole family thinking differently about videogames. Take your first steps into programming, or learn about the work that goes into making a game.


rez infinite  - now playing on psvr

10 minute slot included with Gallery entry.
Play at home on PC, PS4 and Android 

Rez Infinite is the ultimate version of the beloved psychedelic rail-shooter adventure Rez, originally released in 2001 by Sega. Now, nearly 15 years later, fully remastered with VR support and a brand new “Area X,” the latest form of Rez is infinitely improved and evolved for a new generation of hardware and its gamers. Key members of the original development team and independent development studio Monstars have banded together to perfect this version of Rez they’ve dreamt about since day one.

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Rez Infinite © 2016 Enhance Games; Rez © 2001 SEGA. PlayStation and PS4 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Pixelheads - Scratch: The Dizzy Edition


Monday 28th May 2018
12:30 - 15:00

Drop-in session included with gallery entry.

Interested in starting to learn programming?

Join us for Scratch: The Dizzy Edition, a drop-in workshop dedicated to giving you a basic understanding of your first programming language.

The Oliver Twins, creators of Dizzy The Egg, have kindly shared a plethora of resources and look at game development through the lens of Dizzy.

Scratch is a visual programming language that allows you to easily create playable games, and offers a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming.

We’ll shows you how to get going with Scratch. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with motion, looks, sound, data, events, control, and operators, design and write their own scripts and even create their own characters.

No previous programming knowledge is needed, just ideas and enthusiasm!

Pixelheads - Game Development Activity Trail


Every day from Tuesday 29th May - Friday 1st June 2018
10am - 5pm

Included in Gallery entry

Interested in taking your first steps in Games Development?

Join us over half-term as we have activities scattered across our galleries to allow you to discover and experience all stages of games development. This self lead interactive trail will include activities around Concept, Design, Programming, Sound and More.

From initial concept to release our trail will take you through every stage and get you thinking about what actually goes into making a video game. Create your own pixel art, play around with video game interaction and design your own video game!

No previous experience necessary and it is included in our standard entry.

NVA NewsRebecca Maher