One of the biggest names in video game history is coming to Dublin for a huge games festival 2 months ago

One of the biggest names in video game history is coming to Dublin for a huge games festival

Games fans will want to book this day in November off.

On Saturday 24 November, the Dublin Games Festival is taking place in the RDS.

The event will cater to a number of different areas and activities such as esports, community games, children’s entertainment, retro zone, unique activations, expo, business area, vendors, artists, indie developers, and streamers.

On top of that, none other than John Romero will be in attendance. The creator of Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D, and more besides will be giving a talk on his history within the games industry, but will also be taking part in some Doom Deathmatches.

Yep, you can play Doom with the guy who created it!

Graeme Moore, the COO and co-founder of the Dublin Games Festival, told JOE what to expect from the day:

"One thing we want to ensure our guests, is that this is not a corporate entity trying to tap into a market to make as much profit possible. We are not related to Gamercon or any other event, we saw how hurt the public was by that event last year and we want to ensure our guests that would never happen at our events.

"We are a company built by gamers for gamers and everybody in between. Accessibility and entertainment in a safe and trusted location builds the backbone of what we do. Our goal is to have our guests smile walking into the event and smiling even more as they leave 8 hours later, this is the most important aspect for us."

"This event brings us to Dublin Games Festival and then next July we are creating a week-long event Dublin Games Week which will host about 50,000 people across seven days and over 30 events."

For more information on the events, and buying tickets for the day, head to the official website right here.