Meet the Fringe

Meet the Fringe: Gayming

Ahead of London Games Festival 2019, we are catching up with the people organising the wide variety of events that make up the Festival Fringe. Today, the founder and editor of Gayming Magazine Robin Gray shares what we can expect from the launch of this brand new games publication Tell us a bit about your event. We are soft-launching our new online magazine for the LGBTQ gaymer community to the industry with a short presentation and networking …

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Meet the Fringe 2019 – Gamerdisco

Ahead of London Games Festival 2019, we are catching up with the people organising the wide variety of events that make up the Festival Fringe. This time around we’re lucky enough to be dancing on down with GamerDisco’s Gareth Swann and Rory Steele, who currently are playing Loading Bar’s Shepherd’s Bush location for the entire of April Tell us a bit about your event. Started in 2010, GamerDisco is a video games and music events …

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Meet the Fringe 2019 – Educational Game Jam

Ahead of London Games Festival 2019, we are catching up with the people organising the wide variety of events that make up the Festival Fringe. Today, Open University PhD researcher Christina Myers tells us what we can expect from the Educational Game Jam and what she hopes to achieve with the event Tell us a bit about your event. This event is a weekend-long game jam where diverse groups will design educational games aiming at …

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Meet the Fringe 2019 – Haiku Adventure

Ahead of London Games Festival 2019, we are catching up with the people organising the wide variety of events that make up the Festival Fringe. Small Island Games co-founders Ceri Williams (below, far left) and James Morgan (below, left) discuss Craft of Games, the first ever video game exhibition taking place at the William Morris Gallery Tell us a bit about your event. After being inspired to start development of our game – Haiku Adventure – following …

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Meet the Fringe 2019 – Clean Living 19

Ahead of London Games Festival 2019, we are catching up with the people organising the wide variety of events that make up the Festival Fringe. Theine project manager Jade Powell shares a bit about her event Clean Living 19, a new spin on the classic escape room format   Tell us a bit about your event. Clean Living 19 is a twist on traditional ‘escape room’ challenges that places you at the centre of the story and …

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Meet the Fringe 2019 – Bonus Stage

Ahead of London Games Festival 2019, we are catching up with the people organising the wide variety of events that make up the Festival Fringe. Today, Bonus Stage founder Joe Bain tells us about this celebration and showcase of indie developers down at the pub. Tell us a bit about your event. Bonus Stage was set up to celebrate and showcase small and independent games developers from London and around the UK. I wanted to …

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Now Play This returns for LGF 2019 with extended dates and more games underpinned by Ukie sponsorship

Now Play This has been a cornerstone of London Games Festival since its beginning in 2016 – and in 2019 it will boast an extended run and more games, thanks to a new partnership with Ukie.   Now Play This will extend from four days to nine (from Friday 6 April to Sunday 14 April at Somerset House), bringing the latest in experimental game design from around the world to Somerset House for its biggest …

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The world heads to the capital for fourth annual London Games Festival

Globally respected speakers announced for Mayor of London-backed London Games Festival Exciting programme covering innovators and interactive entertainment has attracted powerful global investors to attend Major cultural offer champions and showcases the best of video games to a range of audiences, from 2 April to 14 April   Video games VIPs, powerful investors and other international leaders have confirmed their participation in the London Games Festival 2019, with first speakers, partners and attendees announced.   …

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Games London leads UK trade mission of 10 games studios to Slush in Helsinki, Finland

10 cutting-edge UK games studios have been selected for Games London’s third outbound mission to Slush in Helsinki. Starting today, Monday 3 December, the developers will be in Finland to meet investors, funders and potential partners at the annual event focused on startups and tech innovation. Thanks to support from the UK Department for International Trade, Games London’s yearly mission has been widened to cover the entire country and will this year include an official …

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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 Games Festival sponsored by Gram Games kicks off, opening the city to developers around the world

–        Gram Games signs up as headline sponsor for the London Games Festival –        Special keynote will chart studio’s success as its Merge! series breaks 41m downloads –        50 other speakers set to talk and teach across the Festival The London Games Festival has started, with Hammersmith-based Gram Games leading the charge as headline sponsor for the city-wide event. This week Gram Games launched Merge Gems!, which is part of the Merge series that has …

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Kitty Powers is BACK to lead London Games Festival’s Games Character Parade 2018

Kitty Powers is BACK to lead London Games Festival’s Games Character Parade 2018

• Drag queen developer behind Kitty Powers’ Love Life returns to open and close cosplay parade through the centre of London   • Event takes place on 14 April covering iconic City locations   • Key closing event for Festival which takes place 5 to 15 April   The fabulous Kitty Powers, the drag queen game developer behind Kitty Powers’ Love Life and Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker, will once again be hosting key moments at the London Games Festival Character Parade on …

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