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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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Orange T-shirts, culture and Pac-Man: What it’s like volunteering for London Games Festival

During London Games Festival, we asked members of the public to volunteer and help us out with our slate of events. This year, one such volunteer was Sam Dudley, who has kindly written a bit about his experience assisting the 2017 London Games Festival. As a life-long appreciator-turned-musical contributor to the world of video games, the announcement early last year of the return of London Games Festival meant I spent the first two weeks of …

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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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Get your ticket for the sold-out Rumpus

Get your ticket for the sold-out Rumpus

The fantastic Rumpus returns for the London Games Festival Fringe 2017 on Friday, 7 April, with tickets selling out fast for the indoor festival. But London Games Festival has 50 tickets to the Islington Metalworks event still up for grabs. And how do you get these much sought-after tickets? Simply head to the character generator for last year’s event here and a character will be randomly generated after you enter your email.   At the …

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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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