We're excited that PopCap is donating 2,000 copies of its Bookworm and Bookworm Adventures computer games for libraries. There's still time to register your library to participate in this year's International Games Day @ your library event on November 3rd and receive a free registration code for each of these games.
We'll be closing this donation at the end of Sunday night, October 21st, so hurry and register today!
Here's the current map of IGD12 participating libraries. We've already got more than 1,000 libraries signed up, and the increased international interest is easy to spot.
Note that this map is current as of October 21, 2012. We'll do one last update on November 1.
View IGD 2012 in a full screen map
If your library hasn't registered yet, you can fill out the form now!
Just like in games, we've leveled up National Gaming Day to be an even bigger event this year. We have a new name - International Games Day @ your library - and a new date (the first Saturday of each November). This year's celebration of communities coming together to play at the library will take place on Saturday, November 3rd, and will include our traditional board game donation and national video game tournaments. However, this year we have some additional activities to add to the fun.
We're excited to announce that we have three sponsors this year who are donating games to libraries - huge thank yous to PopCap, Ravensburger, and GameTable Online. We're very grateful to their generous support of libraries, and we're thrilled that our international participants will be able to sign up for some donations this year.
Official sponsor Ravensburger is donating 1,000 copies of its board game Labyrinth. In addition, coupons for $5 off an order at the Ravensburger online shop will be distributed to libraries along with the game.
Official sponsor GameTable OnlineÂ will be opening up all of the games on its site on November 3rd in support of International Games Day to encourage players of all ages to join in the fun.
The Ann Arbor District Library has again graciously agreed to run two national video game tournaments for Games Day. Participating libraries can battle for supremacy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl or Mario Kart time trials (both on the Nintendo Wii).
We're also looking at adding some new activities this year, such as a global game of "Gossip" that passes information from one library to another throughout the day. We'll be posting more details about these opportunities in the coming weeks.
To get you started with marketing, you can download the new logo and the new poster/flyer from the Library Press Kit. Watch this space for more updates or sign up for email notices when we post new info. We'll post the first version of the map of participating libraries in August, and we'll have more marketing materials for you soon.
We can't wait for this year's event - game on!
In the next week or so, we'll be announcing some fantastic news about this year's International Games Day @ your library event. We have a new logo, a new poster, and some new partners that we can't wait to tell you about. We're just finishing up the form so that you can sign up to participate in this year's event, so watch for registration to open VERY SOON!