[11 October 2022, Hong Kong] – The RETRO.HK Gaming Expo 2022 will present a series of educational retro game exhibition and free play experiences on 27 October – 29 October 2022 at the Auditorium (D201) of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK). Co-organised by the RETRO.HK, Department of Art and Design and Department of Social Science of the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, RETRO.HK Gaming Expo 2022 will be the first Retro Gaming Expo incorporating three educational themes: (1) “The Evolution of Video Games”, (2) “Cityscapes of Asia in Games” and (3) “A Creative Industry Perspective to Award-winning Games: Culture, Media, Design and Creative Market”. RETRO.HK Gaming Expo 2022 will be the 7th Gaming Expo held by RETRO.HK, following the success of previous years. The event is supported by HSUHK Strategic Development Grant 2022/23 ‘From Retro to the Metaverse Games: Imagining Asia and Creative Industries from the Past, the Present, to the Future ‘.
The three-day RETRO.HK Gaming expo will feature a one-day event on 29 October (Saturday) exclusively open to the public, following the two-day internal events on 27-28 (Thursday to Friday) for teachers and students at HSUHK. Serving as a private University with academic programmes promoting the ‘Liberal + Professional’ educational model, the event will serve as a knowledge exchange platform for the video game industry professionals, HSUHK teachers and students as well as the general public to exchange and reflect on the historical, cultural and social significance of gaming developments in Hong Kong and Asian context from the perspectives of creative industries and Asian studies.
In addition to the guided tours provided to HSUHK community, the evolution of video game will be introduced for the public to learn about the history of the game heritage. Free play arcade and Retro Cup Game Competition will be open for all, with more than 40 sets of classic games and consoles exhibited. Games include the classic Street Fighter and Saturn Bomberman. For interested public, please register for the October 29 (Saturday, 12noon – 10pm) open session exclusively free for the public to visit the game exhibition and join the game experience!
RETRO.HK Gaming Expo 2022
Venue: Auditorium, 2/F, Lee Quo Wei Academic Building (Block D), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Date: 27 October 2022 [For HSUHK teachers and students only]
· Opening Remarks by representatives from HSUHK and Retro.HK
· Kick-start tournaments (with Student Representative of HSUHK)
o Professor Ho Shun Man, Simon, President of HSUHK
o Professor Hui Yer Van, Provost and Vice-President (Academic and Research) of HSUHK
o Dr Fong Wing Ho, Tom, Vice-President (Organisational Development) of HSUHK
o Ms Yeung Yu Hung, Antonia, Associate Vice-President (Development and Campus Services) of HSUHK
· Retro Games Tournament
o Student vs Teacher (Individual/Team)
· Introduction to Retro Games – Presented by RETRO.HK
Date: 28 October 2022 [For HSUHK teachers and students only]
· Guided Tours
o Tour A: Cityscapes of Asia in Games
o Tour B: A Creative Industry Perspective to Award-winning Games: Culture, Media, Design and Creative Market
o Tour C: The Evolution of Video Games
Date: 29 October 2022 [Open to public – pre-registration needed for health declaration and compliance of requirements for campus access]
· Simple tournaments for the public audience
· Free play zone
· Introduction of retro game history and significance
RETRO.HK is a non-profit association formed by a team of volunteers who are driven to preserve, curate, and showcase video game hardware and software for the purpose of public education. Since 2015, they have been hosting the annual RETRO.HK Gaming Expo. As Hong Kong’s first and only event dedicated to the history of video games, it celebrates over 40 years of digital entertainment in a variety of ways, ranging from a console hardware museum, a huge free play zone with over 100 CRT TVs and systems for visitors to experience, and “RETROCUP” – a retro game e-sport tournaments featuring only classic titles.
About The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) is a non-profit private liberal-arts oriented university with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities and Social Science, and Translation and Foreign Languages) and around 6,000 full-time students. Adopting the unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, HSUHK is a residential institution which puts quality teaching and students’ all-round development as its highest priorities. Listed among the top 200 worldwide for ‘Quality Education’ and ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’ in Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021, the University aims to nurture young talents with critical thinking, innovative minds, caring attitudes, moral values and social responsibility.
About the Department of Art and Design, HSUHK
The Department of Art and Design (AAD) offers two undergraduate programmes (BA in Cultural and Creative Industries and BA in Art and Design) with emphasis on both the management and business aspects as well as the creative and entrepreneurial cores of education and training in the cultural and creative industries and sectors. Graduates will contribute as art and design creators or project managers, cultural event and venue managers, product and service designers, business development executives, or entrepreneurs in the digital culture, technology, and economy.
About the Department of Social Science, HSUHK
The Department of Social Science (SSC) offers three undergraduate programmes (BA in Asian Studies, BA in Psychology and BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics). SSC provides a multidisciplinary learning environment for students to critically study human interactions and social processes in various societies with a global awareness. SSC strives for excellence in teaching and research by means of collaborative and innovative inquiry methods.
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