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London Games Festival returns in 2020, delivering 40+ events across the city from 26 March to 6 April.
  • LGF kicks off with EGX Rezzed, one of the biggest PC and indie games shows in the world, running 26 to 28 March at Tobacco Dock
  • Ensemble, the festival’s yearly exhibition of BAME talent in games, which will debut at Rezzed before touring other festival events
  • The LGF HUB two-day conference and expo on 30 March and 31 March with a focus on the global games industry and key issues around Games Impact, Interactive Narratives and Games Culture
  • Games Finance Market, taking place on 1 April and 2 April, which will draw in up to 60 major investors to the UK for pitch meetings with games businesses
  • Hollywood XP, a brand new forum of keynotes and panels on 1 April exploring the connections between interactive entertainment and other screen media
  • BAFTA Games Awards, the games industry’s most prestigious accolades, awarded on the night of 2 April
  • Another collaboration with the Now Play This team to present innovative and inspiring game experiences during London Games Festival
  • Plus the return of the Trafalgar Square Games Festival, expanded to a two-day climax for the main festival on 3 April and 4 April and including more free games experiences, cosplay, music and more
Over 100,000 are expected to attend festival events in 2020 after 97,000+ came along in 2019. Join us to celebrate the power, fun and culture of video games and interactive entertainment. Keep tuned to our channels, follow @londongamesfest on Twitter or Instagram, or register for newsletter updates below.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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GAMES LONDON: WHAT WE DO

For developers

For developers

Find investment and publishing deals and showcase your game

Find investment and publishing deals at the Games Finance Market. We bring together the best new games projects with up to 60 investors and publishers over two days of scheduled meetings.

You can also showcase your game at LGF HUB, EGX Rezzed and Now Play This.
For players

For players

Thousands of games to discover

Visit EGX Rezzed, the biggest games expo in London, and discover unique new indie games at Now Play This - or dress up as your favourite characters at the Cosplay Parade.
For investors

For investors

Discover the best new games projects

The Games Finance Market features up to 60 of the best brand new games projects from across the UK and internationally. We create a schedule of meetings for you based on your budget and preferences so you can find the best new titles to invest in. Plus, keep up to date with industry trends at the LGF Hub.

International companies interested in tailor made packages for multiple days of industry talks, networking and meetings can contact us at info@games.london.
For families

For families

Join in the fun - the whole family can play together

Our cosplay parade and family day is an afternoon of costume making, game play and catwalks. Don't miss Now Play This, a unique exhibition of new and experimental independent games at Somerset House, and EGX Rezzed for the biggest new must-have titles. More kids and family ideas here.

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We can help in a number of different ways. Click on the links for more information about how we can help you. Not found what you are looking for? Click the link below to contact us.
We deliver various ways to connect you with investors and new business

We deliver various ways to connect you with investors and new business

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Our Games Finance Market connects interactive entertainment companies with new investors and business partners. The 2016 edition brought in investors with £100m+ to spend and created millions of pounds of potential business, including investment for companies working on their first product.

The GFM will return in 2017 with twice as many businesses and investors, plus targeted meetings for PC, console, VR, AR and mobile games. In the run up to the event we’ll also be running training workshops so attendees can perfect their pitch.
You can find the next breakout studio to back via our market and missions

You can find the next breakout studio to back via our market and missions

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The Games Finance Market connects investors with interactive entertainment over two days of pitching meetings and informal networking. This is your chance to meet the very best British companies, selected through an application process which assesses them on the quality of their product and their commercial plan.

We also run familiarisation trips to showcase the success of the UK games industry. We introduce top investors to the best British talent, from indie games studios with big ambitions to developers of groundbreaking AR technology.
Festival events showcase the breadth, variety and wonder of play

Festival events showcase the breadth, variety and wonder of play

Find out about this year's festival here

London Games Festival is an annual celebration of interactive entertainment and games talent, featuring an exciting range exhibitions and showcases plus influential and agenda-setting events.

In 2016 it drew in over 38,000 people to key venues across the capital including Trafalgar Square, Somerset House, Southbank and Tobacco Dock. There was something for all audiences, from a giant Monopoly board in Trafalgar Square through to a series of inspiring talks and quirky Fringe events. 316 games were showcased across the ten days. The festival will return in 2017.
Take part in our Festival Fringe

Take part in our Festival Fringe

Submit your event for this year's fringe here

From exhibitions and workshops to plays and parties, the London Games Festival Fringe is all about celebrating the richness and diversity of games culture – and we want to make it even bigger and better in 2018. If you're planning a games event for early April then get in touch.

London is home to a passionate and welcoming games community, with meetups, talks and tournaments taking place every week across the city's numerous venues and arcades. Get in touch if you'd like your upcoming event included.
Our programmes and events can link you to both consumer and trade audiences

Our programmes and events can link you to both consumer and trade audiences

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Our events and activities have large and diverse audiences. 38,000 attended the first London Games Festival in April 2016 and we enjoyed mainstream media coverage and 15 million social media impressions. Next year we'll go even bigger. With our bespoke sponsorship packages we can help you reach a highly engaged and enthusiastic audience of consumers and industry professionals.
Learn about why the UK capital is so good for interactive businesses

Learn about why the UK capital is so good for interactive businesses

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London is the biggest (and one of the fastest-growing) game development clusters in the UK. Given its leading global position both in finance and culture, we believe it’s the best place in the world to make and invest in games.

London is the gateway to the UK games industry, which is the largest games industry in Europe and has produced some of the biggest and best-loved games brands on the planet. In the UK, small companies are supported and can take advantage of generous tax relief.
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