The event that “transforms a medieval village into a 'gaming' village” will take place for the second consecutive year, after “the impact of the first edition led the municipality to choose to repeat the initiative this year”, instead of maintaining the biennial periodicity initially planned, explained the councilor for administrative modernization at Óbidos City Council, Telmo Félix.

Óbidos Vila Gaming will represent 81 hours of the event spread across 15 areas of the village, where visitors will have at their disposal “more than 70 gaming chairs, 50 consoles, 12 VR devices, 10 simulators, 70 monitors, 40 PCs, and more than 40 'arcades'”.

Between May 4th and 12th, more than 40 tournaments, eight conversations, and eight workshops will be held on issues linked to what is “the biggest entertainment industry” and the “preferred entertainment of new generations”, said Pedro Silveira, from the organisation, justifying that “a video game sells more copies than any song or film”.

In the 2024 edition, the event will feature a games room dedicated to the 80s and 90s, where arcade games such as 'Pacman', 'Metal', 'Slug' or 'Super Hang On' will be present; an area dedicated to video games, with some classics and the most recent news, and an 'Esportes Arena', where tournaments will be held between the main Portuguese players, in games such as CS, EA 'Sports FC 24' and 'Rocket League'.

Around 20 national influencers such as Pedro Tim and Salvador Galeão will also participate in the event.

Tickets for the event vary between five and 10 euros, and those interested can opt for a pass for the nine days, worth 25 euros.