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Retrópolis brings the golden age of video games and computing to the UPV


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Retrópolis brings the golden age of video games and computing to the UPV


The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) organizes the seventh edition of Retrópolis Valencia, the great meeting of retroinformatics that will be held this Saturday the 27th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Higher Technical School of Informatics and at the Museum of Informatics of València (campus de Vera) with workshops, video game tournaments, talks, exhibitions and guided tours.

Retrópolis Valencia is a reference space for enthusiasts of the golden age of computing and video games whose purpose is to disseminate, promote and preserve the culture of video games and classic computing, in addition to offering a framework for recreational exchange between generations, where Various artistic and technological manifestations gather around retro machines and video games.

Attendees will be able to play with some of the consoles and computers on display, historical pieces of technology. The Computer Science Museum will host a retrocomputing workshop in which Amstrad microcomputers from the 80s will be used to study small programs in the BASIC language - it is not necessary to know it beforehand - and to play video games of the time.

Under the title 'Alan Touring and the Enigma Machine', two workshops will allow you to experience what it is like to be a cryptanalyst and encode and decode messages, as was done during the Second World War.

At 11 a.m. there will be a guided tour of the Computer Museum, where you can see pieces and equipment from the era considered retro, including mainframes and card punches that are not usually available.

Among the scheduled talks is that of Luis Rodríguez, a "legend of the golden age of Spanish software" who participated in the creation of renowned video games and graphic designs for Amstrad and Spectrum and who will sign copies.

The members of Shinyuden will also give a conference, a Valencian company based in the famous Akihabara neighborhood of Tokyo that localizes and publishes indie games and classic licenses, manga and anime.

Raúl Torralba, 'aka' Juntelart, will talk about ZX Spectrum Game Maker, a unique tool that allows you to easily create your own ZX Spectrum video games.

Santi Ontañón and Jordi Sureda, programmer and graphic designer at Pakete Soft, will talk about point graphic adventures

At the same time, associations, clubs, fans, specialized media, companies and professionals will attend to those who come to their exhibitors at Retrópolis Valencia.

With free access, entry consists of a solidarity or sustainable gesture: the donation of non-perishable food for the Food Bank or the contribution of electronic waste for recycling.

The organization invites you to attend this "unmissable opportunity to learn, play and relive the golden era of computing in an environment housed in one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Spain in the field of computer engineering." Information and registration for activities is available at ''.