The London Games Festival is shaping up to be one of the leading games events in London, but don’t feel you need to spend a fortune to be a part of the excitement. Monday, 4 April there are several free events and activities being held at the BFI to suit all audiences.
UK Games Showcase
What would a big games event showcase look like if the platform wasn’t the latest games console, but ‘British Creativity’? That’s what this session will explore, with a leading games media figure heading up a 90-minute tour of eight upcoming games from London and UK games developers, some of them never before shown to the public. This session is free to attend for industry and consumers alike, but registration is required and attendance limited to ages 16+.
From Start-up to Triple-A: Tools of the Trade
Join Sumo Digital, Modern Dream, Autodesk and Escape Technology for an insight into growing a games company from start-up to triple-A.
Autodesk and Escape Technology have a rich history of ensuring that games studios are equipped with the tools they need to create new and compelling interactive experiences. Inviting along two inspiring success stories – this is an exclusive opportunity to learn how two UK games companies (a start-up and a triple-A) got to where they are today and the tools that helped them get there.
The Art of Videogames: The Chinese Room
This session organised by the BFI welcomes Jessica Curry and Dan Pinchbeck, founders of leading British indie game developer The Chinese Room, creators of award-winning games including Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and their latest hit Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, nominated for 10 BAFTA Games Awards. This event will explore the studio’s unique creative approach to storytelling, art, audio and music and will be hosted by writer and journalist Alex Wiltshire.
10am-5pm, The Blue Room
Games from the UK Showcase, VR Summit and Audio Summit are on display in The Blue Room, upstairs at BFI Southbank.
There are also a number of free events throughout the festival in our Festival Fringe.
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