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Iain Lee to quiz Pokémon Go CEO John Hanke at LGF’s Mixed Reality Summit

Iain Lee will be hosting a dedicated live interview with John Hanke, the CEO of Pokémon Go developer Niantic, as the opening keynote for London Games Festival’s Mixed Reality Summit.  The broadcaster and comedian will be interviewing the exec behind 2016’s most talked-about game in a fireside chat that opens the Tuesday morning event dedicated to augmented reality, virtual reality, and everything in between. This three-hour event takes place at Regent Street Cinema, and runs from 10am …

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Meet the Fringe: Esports News UK

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events On Saturday 8 April, Esports News UK founder Dom Sacco is organising a meet-up for the local pro-gaming community at Stratford’s Secret Weapon  Tell us a bit about your event. The esports sector is incredibly digital, and there aren’t many events in the UK for people to get together, other than the major …

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Meet the Fringe: King’s Defold training event

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events During the Fringe, Candy Crush maker King is hosting a training event for developers looking to find out more about its Defold game engine. Evangelist Oleg Pridiuk tells us more Tell us a bit about your event. Our event will offer free game development training at our offices in London, using the …

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Meet the Fringe: Joypad

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Today George Swain, the director of Joypad Bar, tells us about two of the events he is hosting during this year’s Festival Fringe. Tell us a bit about your events. We’re hosting two events, Cinedouken! (Friday 31st March) and #SuperWarehouse (Saturday 1st April), both are at Studio Spaces (Pennington St) and are …

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Meet the Fringe: Mobile Games Forum Roundtable

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. This morning, we speak to GO Editorial’s George Osborn about the Mobile Games Forum Roundtable he is hosting on Friday 31 March during our Festival Fringe. Tell us a bit about your event. The Mobile Games Forum (MGF) Roundtable is an opportunity for mobile gaming pros to come together for drinks and …

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Meet the Fringe: Evasion

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. In this article, Fire Hazard Games marketing manager Carrie Parris explains its real world spy adventure, Evasion. Tell us a bit about your event.  We are running our new special game, Evasion, as part of the Fringe this year. Evasion is a real world high-octane secret agent adventure, where teams compete against …

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Meet the Fringe: Realms

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Today, Luke Caspar Pearson, Lecturer in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, tells us a bit about REALMS.   Tell us a bit about your event. REALMS is an evening of informal talks at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. The event will be a series presentations by …

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Meet the Fringe: Space Ape

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Today, Space Ape content marketing guru Deborah Mensah-Bonsu tells us about the two events that the firm has planned for the Fringe. Tell us a bit about your event. Space Ape is holding two free Fringe events during the London Games Festival. The first is an Analytics evening which we’re hosting with …

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Meet the Fringe: More than just a Game III – Games and Interactive Entertainment Law

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Today we speak to Queen Mary University of London’s Dr Gaetano Dimita, Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies about the upcoming conference, More than just a Game III Tell us a bit about your event. More than just a Game is an international conference on …

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Meet the Fringe: Game On – Contemporary Board Game Study Day

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Today, we speak to James Wallis from Spaaace games consultancy, who will be chairing Game On: Contemporary Board Games Study Day at the V&A Museum of Childhood Tell us a bit about your event. The Game On: Contemporary Board Game Study Day is a conference for anyone with an interest in modern …

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Meet the Fringe: mayamada GamePad

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Today we are speaking to mayamada co-founder Nigel Twumasi about its upcoming GamePad event Tell us a bit about your event. Our event is called GamePad, it’s a social gaming event that promotes inclusion and diversity in gaming and its audience. We want to bring back the magic of playing games in …

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Meet the Fringe: Rabble

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Here, we speak to Charlotte Roach, the founder of exercise event Rabble Tell us a bit about your event. Rabble got bored of boring exercise. We just wanted to make exercise as social, enjoyable and fun as it was when we were kids. So we brought those games back. We play everything from British Bulldogs …

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