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London Games Festival sets dates for 2020 with over 100,000 expected at city-wide celebration

London Games Festival sets dates for 2020 with over 100,000 expected at city-wide celebration

London Games Festival 2020 runs from 26 March to 6 April 97,000+ people attended the games celebration’s 40+ events earlier this year and expanded 2020 programme will further provide more activity for UK consumers and developers from across the world Games London’s wider programme continues to deliver for the capital with over £25m potential business generated in the last 12 months for businesses in London and across the UK   Over 100,000 people will join …

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Hoop’s Top Picks for Families at the London Games Festival 2019

Hoop’s Top Picks for Families at the London Games Festival 2019

The team at Hoop (a free app that helps parents discover family activities) have picked out their top events for families at this year’s London Games Festival.   Matt Eunson is Head of Engineering at Hoop and shared how his love of games set him on the path to a career in programming: ‘As kids, we would try to mod the games we were playing and this how I first got interested in programming. It …

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The world heads to the capital for fourth annual London Games Festival

Globally respected speakers announced for Mayor of London-backed London Games Festival Exciting programme covering innovators and interactive entertainment has attracted powerful global investors to attend Major cultural offer champions and showcases the best of video games to a range of audiences, from 2 April to 14 April   Video games VIPs, powerful investors and other international leaders have confirmed their participation in the London Games Festival 2019, with first speakers, partners and attendees announced.   …

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London Games Festival extends impact for 2019 after 65,000 attend 2018’s city-wide celebration

London Games Festival 2019 runs from 2 April to 14 April Over 65,000 people attended the games celebration’s 40+ events earlier this year Expanded 2019 festival will provide more activity for consumers and developers Games London’s wider programme continues to deliver for the capital with over £40m potential investment attracted to games businesses in London and across the UK   The London Games Festival return in 2019 with an extended run and bigger events from …

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Kitty Powers is BACK to lead London Games Festival’s Games Character Parade 2018

Kitty Powers is BACK to lead London Games Festival’s Games Character Parade 2018

• Drag queen developer behind Kitty Powers’ Love Life returns to open and close cosplay parade through the centre of London   • Event takes place on 14 April covering iconic City locations   • Key closing event for Festival which takes place 5 to 15 April   The fabulous Kitty Powers, the drag queen game developer behind Kitty Powers’ Love Life and Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker, will once again be hosting key moments at the London Games Festival Character Parade on …

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London set to become games capital of the world as Mayor invests £1.2m

London set to become games capital of the world as Mayor invests £1.2m

LONDON SET TO BECOME THE GAMES CAPITAL OF THE WORLD AS MAYOR OF LONDON INVESTS £1.2m AHEAD OF THE LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL     Mayor of London commits further £1.2m to Games London to grow the games sector and generate revenue for London and the UK London Games Festival 2018 takes place April 5 to 15 and funding means Festival is locked in for 2019, 2020 and 2021 Games London will facilitate a further £35m+ …

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London Games Festival unveils new exhibition of work by BAME creatives

  Ensemble will showcase work by BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) creatives working in the UK games industry The exhibition launches during London Games Festival 2018 Curated by Sharna Jackson and supported by the British Council   London Games Festival 2018 will launch a new exhibition of work by UK games creatives from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) backgrounds this April.   Ensemble highlights the significant contribution BAME creatives have made to the UK’s …

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Now Play This returns to London Games Festival 2018

Now Play This returns to London Games Festival 2018

The three-day games festival Now Play This returns to Somerset House for its fifth edition this April, as part of the city-wide London Games Festival, supported by Games London, with a host of hands-on gameplay for all ages. The popular weekender runs from 6–8 April 2018 at Somerset House and brings the best of experimental game design from around the globe, from the 1990s to the present day. From screens to tabletops, solo to multiplayer, …

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Call for speakers, talent, events and showcase games at London Games Festival

Call for speakers, talent, events and showcase games at London Games Festival

We are now less than two months away from the start of London Games Festival. As we near the start of the third celebration of games and interactive entertainment across the capital we are asked: is there still time to get involved? In short, the answer is: YES. There are still plenty of ways to take part, whether you are an event organiser, investors, games maker, service company or industry expert. So here’s a quick …

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London Games Festival ‘HUB’ Takes Shape With Summits, Workshops & More

Two-day B2B event runs Monday 9 April and Tuesday 10 April in Bloomsbury Industry-facing forums and summits dedicated to Working Culture, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence – plus Play Innovation Summit on toys and tech New workshops covering games funding and games design Accompanying exhibition of BAME artists working in games   A brand new part of the London Games Festival will offer summits looking at hot-button issues facing games, an exhibition of BAME talent and …

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London Games Festival Parade Returns, Bringing Video Games Characters To Life On The Streets Of City Of London

London Games Festival’s closing parade returns to City of London Event takes place on Saturday, 14 April at iconic City locations Key event for Festival which takes place 5 April to 15 April Added activities and family day elements at Guildhall Yard   Iconic games characters and mascots will take to City of London streets on Saturday, 14 April in the returning London Games Festival’s Games Character Parade.   Sign ups are now live for …

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World’s Leading Games Investors Set To Descend On London This April

• Games Finance Market, part of the London Games Festival, will host top-tier publishers, venture capital, indie supporters and regional funds • Event runs 10-12 April 2018 with 50 games companies meeting 50 investors worth over £400m Games developers, start-ups and studios have just a week left to apply for the 2018 Games Finance Market, the UK’s only event connecting games creators with funders from around the world. The deadline to submit your company, project or …

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