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Game-Port Coming to Sci-Port

Calling all gamers! Sci-Port Discovery Center has a new exhibit that might interest you! Starting Sunday, June 13 you can step into the evolution of games at Game-Port!

From the Press release: Game-Port will have historic board games like Candy Land, Checkers, and Backgammon to classic and newer digital games that can be played with a giant custom-made retro-inspired game controller. The classic early 1970’s Pong game has been reimagined into a game called “Port Pong” that will feature an overhead playing “table” where participants will stand in a portal and use their hands as the pong paddles to volley the electric pong “ball” back and forth to each other.

Game-Port will also feature a few digital game-inspired Putt-Putt golf greens, a Sci-Port Amusement Gallery featuring some classic pinball games and early video games, a Mousetrap-inspired pneumatic chair lift, a giant Simon Says, an Angry Birds-influenced game, and a special area called “Game Guts” that will feature the inner workings of classic game systems over the last thirty years.

Game-Port will provide an interactive gaming playground for all ages developed and designed by local “imagineers” Ryan McCutcheon, Bonné Summers and Luke Lee.

Over the summer will have other game related activities including: E-sports Tournaments, STEM camps, and a Pokémon GO event.

The Adventures of Intrigue will also be hosting their version of gaming via an escape-room style game. Participants receive clues to solve STEM-based riddles which revolve around the history and science of Northwest Louisiana.

Initial funding support for Game-Port includes the Caddo Parish Commission and the Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.

Game-Port is open from June 13 – August 29, tickets can be purchased at Sci-Port’s website. Game – Port tickers are $5 for Sci-Port Members and $8 for Non-members. Regular Sci-Port Admission Price – $15.00   Do It All Pass – $25 per person (20% savings)

However, on Saturday, June 19, Sci-Port celebrates Game-Port coming to town with their last Free admission day with lots of great activities. Check out more on their Facebook page.

Related Topic: Check out fun Summer Camps around the Ark-La-Tex.