We noticed that, while there was plenty of activities available during the week, people often found themselves spending their weekends in isolation. This problem became a passion project for our IT guy Jay and he came up with a great solution.

Once a month, our office is taken over by hordes of gamers intent on battling ancient evils, winning the grand prix and saving the princess from another castle. This is RetroFest.

Held in our office on a Saturday afternoon, RetroFest gives people a chance to meet new friends and hang-out in a relaxed atmosphere while playing a few retro games. Consoles and PC’s are available to cover a huge range of your nostalgic needs and we’re always adding more.

As well as casual gaming, there are often organised tournaments.

Like all projects at Aberdeen Action on Disability, RetroFest is free to come along and join in with (though there may be a small entry fee for any tournaments).

Everyone is welcome, disability or not. Bring your friends.

For more details, check out our dedicated RetroFest Facebook page, or the RetroFest website