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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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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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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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Applications open for the London Games Festival Fringe 2018

• An exciting and diverse array of events will support and complement the London Games Festival this April • Independent games companies, meet-up organisers, brands and media owners are invited to a huge celebration of games in the capital city • From Games London, a ground-breaking project to support, grow and promote the games and interactive entertainment sector backed by the Mayor of London Applications are open for the London Games Festival Fringe, running as …

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World’s first playable Christmas tree arrives at King’s Cross

• 6m high structure made of 7,000 lights installed at King’s Cross • #GamesTree celebrates upcoming London Games Festival • Hundreds have already played new game in just two hours Millions of people are expecting video games waiting under the tree this Christmas, but at King’s Cross station the Christmas Tree IS a video game: the world’s first ‘playable’ Christmas tree. #GamesTree has landed at King’s Cross and is an interactive exhibit 6 meters high …

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Interactive innovators and games masters of tomorrow ready for Games London delegation to SLUSH

• Second outing to leading European tech event after 2016 outbound mission scored $10m deal • Six upcoming studios selected with an interest in AR, AI, blockchain, esports, mobile and new forms of interactive entertainment • Delegation includes a brand new London studio that comes out of stealth mode on 1 December Six cutting-edge London games studios have been selected for Games London’s second outbound mission to SLUSH in Helsinki later this month. A range …

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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 Bestwick 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 …

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