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 a big games event’s opening keynote look like if the platform wasn’t the latest games console, but ‘UK Creativity’?
It’s a big question and one we hope the session will at least in part answer. We’ve got a leading games media figure heading up this 90-minute tour of eight exciting games from London and UK games developers, some of them never before shown to the public. Some of the games have never been seen before, others have but never shown live – we also have some surprise sessions that we won’t be able to talk about until the game is on stage being demoed.
The event takes place on Monday, 4 April in BFI Southbank’s impressive NFT1 auditorium and will demonstrate the variety of games produced in this country across a mix of genres and platforms.
Tickets to the 90-minute session are FREE but are limited to just 250 (max two per order, session for ages 16 and over). To register, go to: www.universe.com/ukgamesshowcase.
We also have a number of other events throughout the day that you should check out:
We’ll be announcing the eight games on show over the next few days, so stay tuned to this site, or @londongamefest on Twitter or facebook.com/LondonGamesFestival