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London Games Festival 2018 dates set after 50,000 attend 2017’S city-wide celebration

London Games Festival 2018 runs from 5 April to 15 April Over 50,000 people flocked to the city-wide games celebration’s 40+ events in 2017 Games London’s wider programme continues to deliver for the capital with nearly £30m potential investment attracted to games businesses in London and across the UK   The London Games Festival will return in 2018, running from 5 April to 15 April, organiser Games London has announced.   The London Games Festival …

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Team 17 boss Debbie BEestwick MBE to keynote Games Finance Market

The co-founder and CEO of award-winning international games label Team17 Debbie Bestwick MBE will be delivering the keynote at this year’s Games Finance Market. The industry veteran and pioneer will be sharing the lessons she has learned on the path to Team17 becoming the biggest UK games publisher, including how to scale a small company and attract investment with over 150 delegates assembled for the Games Finance Market. Bestwick co-founded Team17 in 1990 having previously worked …

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Westworld star to face off with real A.I. at London Games Festival

Actress, director, writer and tech entrepreneur Talulah Riley will lead a live interrogation of an artificial intelligence at a key moment during next week’s London Games Festival. The Westworld star will come face to face with a real A.I. in the special session programmed by the organiser Games London and startup Spirit AI at the Festival’s Artificial Intelligence Summit. Riley will lead an in-game interrogation of an A.I robot called Jane, accused of murdering its …

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Kitty Powers to host London Games Festival 2017 Games Character Parade

– Drag queen developer behind Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker to open and close cosplay parade through the centre of London – Event takes place on 8 April covering iconic City locations – Key closing event for Festival which takes place 30 March to 9 April The fabulous Kitty Powers, the drag queen game developer behind Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker, will be hosting key moments at the London Games Festival Character Parade on Saturday 8 April. Powers will …

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MIXED REALITY SUMMIT SET FOR LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL – HEADLINED BY POKÉMON GO DEVELOPER CEO JOHN HANKE

MIXED REALITY SUMMIT SET FOR LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL – HEADLINED BY POKÉMON GO DEVELOPER CEO JOHN HANKE

Tickets are now on sale for London Games Festival’s Mixed Reality Summit. Taking place the morning of Tuesday, 4 April (10am to 1pm) at the Regent Street Cinema, the three-hour summit will explore AR, VR and everything in between with thought provoking talks and panels. Today we are announcing the opening keynote – a fireside chat with John Hanke, the CEO of Niantic Labs, famous of course for developing 2016’s most ubiquitous game, Pokemon GO. …

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OVER 25 EVENTS CONFIRMED FOR LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017

-Exciting and diverse schedule of nearly 30 alternative events will complement the London Games Festival between 30 March and 9 April -Highlights include exhibition at the V&A, horror game lock-in at a games-themed pub, and live game and music costume rave -London Games Festival is backed by the Mayor of London as part of a ground-breaking project to support, grow and promote the games and interactive entertainment sector and make London the games capital of …

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FESTIVAL PARADE BRINGS VIDEO GAMES TO LIFE ON THE STREETS OF CITY OF LONDON

– London Games Festival’s closing parade set for City of London – Event takes place on 8 April covering iconic City locations – Key event for Festival which takes place 30 March to 9 April Iconic games characters and mascots will take to City of London streets on 8 April in the London Games Festival’s closing parade. The London Games Festival Games Character Parade, open to cosplayers but also including official games characters and mascots, …

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LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL UNVEILS EXCITING CULTURAL LINE-UP

• Countdown begins to the second London Games Festival 

• First confirmed events include opening weekend’s games concert and a closing weekend parade • Festival runs 30 March to 9 April at various venues across the city The London Games Festival has unveiled four key cultural events that take place as part of the 11-day celebration of games and interactive entertainment hitting the capital next month (30 March to 9 April). Key moments on the …

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017

Once again an exciting and diverse array of events will support and complement the London Games Festival this April. We are inviting independent games companies, meet-up organisers, brands and media owners to join us in a huge celebration of games in the capital city.   The Festival Fringe is dedicated to independently run events of all sizes, and last year ranged from product launches and tournaments to theatre shows and workshops. Events in different or …

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Applications open for Games Finance Market 2017 and the new ‘Pitch Bootcamp’

The 2017 Games Finance Market – the UK’s only event connecting games creators with funders from around the world – is now open for applications from developers, start-ups, investors and publishers. Running as part of the London Games Festival (30 March to 9 April), the Games Finance Market has doubled in capacity for 2017 and will be open to 60 games companies and 60 investors. The successful inaugural event created new business worth over £10m, …

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FESTIVAL ADDS SPECIAL UK GAMES SHOWCASE NEXT WEEK

FESTIVAL ADDS SPECIAL UK GAMES SHOWCASE NEXT WEEK

Today we are taking the wraps off something that we’ve been working on for some time: a Games Showcase that will profile eight upcoming UK-made games, some of them unannounced. This session was devised as we plotted out the Festival, and asked ourselves how it compares to other big global games events. At many of those, the opening act is an unveiling of exciting new games and updates about others. So we asked ourselves:What would …

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DAN PINCHBECK, CO-FOUNDER OF THE CHINESE ROOM, TO DELIVER GAMES FINANCE MARKET KEYNOTE ADDRESS

DAN PINCHBECK, CO-FOUNDER OF THE CHINESE ROOM, TO DELIVER GAMES FINANCE MARKET KEYNOTE ADDRESS

First Games Finance Market secures acclaimed studio’s founder for opening address Credits for The Chinese Room include Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, nominated for 10 accolades at this year’s upcoming BAFTA Video Game Awards First-of-its-kind Games Finance Market will see over 450 developer-investor meetings take place across two days   Dan Pinchbeck, founder of The Chinese Room and co-creator of Everybody’s Gone To the Rapture – last …

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