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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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Meet the Fringe: GamesIndustry.biz

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Today, GamesIndustry.biz senior editor Christopher Dring tells us about the site’s Fringe event, which recognises the 100 most influential people working in the UK’s games industry Tell us a bit about your event. This week marks the reveal of the GamesIndustry 100 – the most influential people working in the British games …

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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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Meet the Fringe: Rumpus

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events Today, the team behind interactive narrative party, Elizabeth Simoens (below left) and Santiago Genochio (below right), tells us about the weird and wonderful Rumpus. Tell us a bit about your event. Genochio: Rumpus is a ground-breaking indoor festival, inviting you to seven rooms filled with live music, DJs, circus, theatre, art exhibitions, …

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Meet the Fringe: Ace Hotel NBA Jam

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events.  Culture Engineer at Ace Hotel London Tas Elias tells us about the upcoming Ace London vs Ace Pittsburgh battle on NBA Jam.  Tell us a bit about your event. NBA Jam is a classic video game that lots of the Cultural Engineers in the various Ace Hotels remember with fond memories so …

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Meet the Fringe: VideoBrains

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events This afternoon, VideoBrains founder and freelance journalist Jake Tucker tells us about the monthly event, which this time around takes place during the Fringe on Tuesday, 4 April at Stratford’s Secret Weapon. Tell us a bit about your event. VideoBrains is a monthly speaking event hosting intelligent and entertaining talks on video …

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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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Meet the Fringe: Esports News UK

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events On Saturday 8 April, Esports News UK founder Dom Sacco is organising a meet-up for the local pro-gaming community at Stratford’s Secret Weapon  Tell us a bit about your event. The esports sector is incredibly digital, and there aren’t many events in the UK for people to get together, other than the major …

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Meet the Fringe: King’s Defold training event

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events During the Fringe, Candy Crush maker King is hosting a training event for developers looking to find out more about its Defold game engine. Evangelist Oleg Pridiuk tells us more Tell us a bit about your event. Our event will offer free game development training at our offices in London, using the …

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Meet the Fringe: Joypad

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. Today George Swain, the director of Joypad Bar, tells us about two of the events he is hosting during this year’s Festival Fringe. Tell us a bit about your events. We’re hosting two events, Cinedouken! (Friday 31st March) and #SuperWarehouse (Saturday 1st April), both are at Studio Spaces (Pennington St) and are …

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Meet the Fringe: Mobile Games Forum Roundtable

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. This morning, we speak to GO Editorial’s George Osborn about the Mobile Games Forum Roundtable he is hosting on Friday 31 March during our Festival Fringe. Tell us a bit about your event. The Mobile Games Forum (MGF) Roundtable is an opportunity for mobile gaming pros to come together for drinks and …

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Meet the Fringe: Evasion

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events. In this article, Fire Hazard Games marketing manager Carrie Parris explains its real world spy adventure, Evasion. Tell us a bit about your event.  We are running our new special game, Evasion, as part of the Fringe this year. Evasion is a real world high-octane secret agent adventure, where teams compete against …

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