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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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Pitch Bootcamp: Class of 2018

Last week saw the return of Games London Pitch Bootcamp, a unique two-day training programme for startup games companies who are hoping to access finance and publishing deals. Pitch Bootcamp features in-depth talks and expert panels discussing the types of finance available and how best to impress investors, as well as workshops on delivering the perfect pitch with confidence. The games companies also have the opportunity to develop their pitch in breakout sessions with one-to-one mentoring …

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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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$10m investment for Bossa after Games London trip to Helsinki

A Games London delegation to Slush in Helsinki last December has resulted in a $10 million investment for London games studio Bossa.   The $10m Series A round is led by Atomico with participation from existing investor London Venture Partners.   Bossa Studios met Atomico as part of the 2016 Games London outbound mission to Slush, which visited the major tech startup event at the end of last year. The trade mission took nine companies …

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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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Games London hosts top US investors in the capital

Games London welcomed four top US games investors to the capital earlier this month, giving them a guided tour of our world-leading studios and introducing them to some of the city’s best developers. The four delegates were:     • LK Shelley, Managing Partner at Affiniti Ventures • Amit Pradhan, Director of JetSynthesys and General Partner at Jet Ventures • Shaun Ahora, Managing Director of Make in LA • Rob Vickery, Co-Founder of Stage Venture …

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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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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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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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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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