The #44CON 8-bit Arcade Championship Tour Starts This Weekend

The wonderful Steelcon is back this weekend. Last year we ran a soldering area there. This year we’re back with an 8-bit arcade championship. Two skilled players will win 44CON tickets. We have a bunch of games for our joystick jugglers to try their hand at, as well as running non-championship games throughout the day.

Expect plenty of blasting, racing and beeping away on our two tricked-out Commodore 64s with games like Turrican, Uridium and more! As well as old classics, we’ll have some newer games too from developers like Pond, and old-school demos from Razor 1911 and Booze Design.

If you can’t make Steelcon, we’ll be at BSides Manchester next month too! If there are games you’d like to see, let us know by tweeting us @44con.


Steve co-founded 44CON with Adrian in 2011, running our quarterly training programme and the Call For Papers processes. When not running training Steve likes building hardware, breaking software and writing at