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Meet the Fringe 2019 – Haiku Adventure

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. That’s running up until Sunday, 15 September and can be visited between 10am and 5pm, aside from Mondays.  Tell us a …

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Meet the Fringe 2019 – Clean Living 19

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, which you can check out on Tuesday, 9 April over at Middlesex University’s Grove Atrium between 4pm and 10pm.  Tell us a bit about your event. Clean Living 19 is a …

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Meet the Fringe 2019 – Bonus Stage

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 Dalston’s Loading Bar on Sunday, 7 April between 1pm and 8pm Tell us a bit about your event. Bonus Stage was set up to celebrate and showcase small and independent games developers …

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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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Meet the Ensemble: Eight talents featured in London Games Festival’s first BAME showcase

⦁ London Games Festival selects eight BAME games creators for first Ensemble showcase ⦁ Exhibition is first on show on Monday 9 April and Tuesday 10 April in Bloomsbury ⦁ Supported by British Council and part of the wider Games London programme Eight BAME-background talents from the games industry have been selected for the London Games Festival’s first Ensemble showcase. The selected artists were unveiled today, on the first morning of the 2018 London Games …

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Easter family fun at the London Games Festival’s Games Character Parade and Workshops

Easter family fun at the London Games Festival’s Games Character Parade and Workshops

School holiday fun for all ages at the alternative Easter Parade, costume making sessions, game design workshops and much more… This Easter holidays London is being turned into a haven of video games goodness with a 10-day festival (5th-15th April 2018) celebrating the best of the UK games industry. The London Games Festival includes many events and activities to keep the whole family entertained, including a dedicated family day on Saturday 14th April, comprising the …

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London set to become games capital of the world as Mayor invests £1.2m

London set to become games capital of the world as Mayor invests £1.2m

LONDON SET TO BECOME THE GAMES CAPITAL OF THE WORLD AS MAYOR OF LONDON INVESTS £1.2m AHEAD OF THE LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL     Mayor of London commits further £1.2m to Games London to grow the games sector and generate revenue for London and the UK London Games Festival 2018 takes place April 5 to 15 and funding means Festival is locked in for 2019, 2020 and 2021 Games London will facilitate a further £35m+ …

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