From April 2nd -14th, London will be awash with gamers of all types for the annual London Games Festival. Events will take place all over the city as gamers explore what The Evening Standard calls “The worlds biggest celebration of video games and interactive entertainment.” See more at games.london.
Games, games, and more games
Play new games, learn more about how your favorite games are created, and join in the fun! London Games Festival hosts a variety of gaming styles from the various marvels of technology to old-school arcade fun. So if you happen to be in the London area, or plan to be in the first two weeks of April, here are a few events that you will not want to miss:
As the central home for The London Games Festival, The Hub just has far too many exciting events to list here. However, below is a small snippet from their website:
“…agenda-setting summits, galleries, demo zone, international pavilions, networking spaces and more. 1,000+ visitors are expected over two days.”
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British Academy Games Awards
Get primed and ready, and watch as the brightest stars in gaming take home the gold. If you are interested in attending, be sure to request your tickets as soon as you can from www.bafta.org/games.
Now Play This
Join the festival of experimental game design from April 6th – 14th. This year’s experimental theme is community and communities. According to the Now Play This website, you can “expect everything from quiet reflections you can sit with, to colourful installations that get people playing together.” Don’t miss what some have called the world’s best experimental game design.
Games Character Parade
Watch your favorite game characters parade down the street, or join the fun in your own cosplay! The parade will launch on the first Saturday of the event, April 6th. Learn more about signing up to be a part of the parade at http://games.london/parade2019/.
Top game developers and influencers
While it may seem that the London Games Festival is all fun and, well, games, there are also some incredible learning and innovation opportunities sponsored by the biggest brands in gaming. Don’t miss these exciting events:
According to the Ensemble website, “Ensemble highlights the work being done by games industry creatives from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) backgrounds.” From terrific storytellers to amazing game designers, Ensemble showcases the top game builders in the industry. Learn more here.
Games Finance Market
Need some startup funds for your game? Games Finance Market includes funders from around the world to help games reach their full potential.
From meets and greets to developer sessions and job fairs to playable games, EGX Rezzed has a lot going on this year at the London Games Festival. See a full list of events here.
More to come!
The greatest thing about the London Games Festival is that it is always changing. Events are scheduled daily and the list of activities is constantly growing. For more information on how to sponsor your own event visit http://games.london/fringe2019/.
How to learn more
Be sure to follow London Games Festival on Twitter, and subscribe to their email newsletter to learn more about the events and attendees. Whether you are on the lookout for new skills or just want a fun afternoon with your family, the London Games Festival has the gaming and interactive entertainment you’ve been looking for.
See you at the london Games Festival!