News

Games London attracts top investors to the UK

Last week Games London brought a delegation of West Coast games investors to the UK as part of its ongoing work to forge new business relationships between talented London developers and US investors looking for the next global gaming hit. From 11–15 July, Execs from CrossCut Ventures, Upfront Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund and Zynga, Inc. were taken on an intensive business trip to showcase the city’s creative talent, its rich, versatile skills base and …

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Winner of the SteelSeries prize pack

Winner of the SteelSeries prize pack

It is finally here, the winner of the SteelSeries prize pack!   Thank you to everyone who entered the draw. There were some fantastic images of old school games that most of the team remember playing or at least were saving their pocket money for. Thank you also to those who checked in to see who won, your patience was much appreciated!   Our biggest thanks goes to our sponsors SteelSeries. If you haven’t had …

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Festival

Now Play This – This weekend only

Now Play This – This weekend only

1–3 April 2016 Friday 1 April & Saturday 2 April 10.00 – 20.00 (last entry 19.15), Sunday 3 April 10.00 – 18.00 (last entry 17.15) New Wing Day Ticket £8.00 / £6.50 concessions, Unlimited Entry Pass £23.00 / £15.00 concessions, Under 12s free (ticket required) BOOK TICKETS NOW Now Play This returns to Somerset House for a second year, running as part of the London Games Festival. The three-day event will include dozens of games …

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LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ at LGF

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ at LGF

The London Games Festival today confirmed that LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ will be presented during its UK Games Showcase. The game will be shown in an exclusive demo available only to attendees present for the showcase in BFI Southbank’s NFT1 auditorium on Monday, 4 April 2016. For details on how to register for a FREE ticket, click here www.universe.com/ukgamesshowcase.    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise and immerses fans in the …

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Fringe

Rumpus: Pick Your Own Misadventure – Win Two Free Tickets

London Games Festival in partnership with Rumpus is giving away two tickets to this SOLD OUT London Games Festival Fringe event. One night only and it is happening tonight, 1 April starting at 10pm. To enter, retweet/share our tweet/post on the first day of the festival: link found here: Facebook Twitter Instagram Give away terms and conditions found here. We spoke with Elizabeth Simoens, Founder of SeaSylph Games and the brains behind the game aspect of this …

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Free events on Monday 4 April at the London Games Festival

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 10.30am, NFT1 What would a big games event showcase look like if the platform wasn’t the latest games console, but ‘British …

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Media Release

FESTIVAL ADDS SPECIAL UK GAMES SHOWCASE NEXT WEEK

FESTIVAL ADDS SPECIAL UK GAMES SHOWCASE NEXT WEEK

Today we are taking the wraps off something that we’ve been working on for some time: a Games Showcase that will profile eight upcoming UK-made games, some of them unannounced. This session was devised as we plotted out the Festival, and asked ourselves how it compares to other big global games events. At many of those, the opening act is an unveiling of exciting new games and updates about others. So we asked ourselves:What would …

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Festival

Stay up to date with the LGF Festival App

The official Festival app is the easiest way to get all the up-to-date information about what’s going on and where at the London Games Festival. Discover the full list of events, organise your perfect schedule, find every venue and interact with exciting Festival events through your mobile or tablet. If you’re feeling social, you can even see who is attending each event, arrange meetups with other festival attendees, and join in the conversation on social media. …

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Museum of London’s ‘London in Video Games’ exhibition now open

Museum of London’s ‘London in Video Games’ exhibition now open

At Games London we believe that London can become the games capital of the world.   But the relationship between the city and the virtual world goes back a lot longer than you might realise. A new exhibition at the Museum of London shows that the streets and landmarks of London have featured in video games for decades.   At the ‘London in Video Games’ exhibition you can get hands-on with examples ranging from 1980s text-based …

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Media Release

DAN PINCHBECK, CO-FOUNDER OF THE CHINESE ROOM, TO DELIVER GAMES FINANCE MARKET KEYNOTE ADDRESS

DAN PINCHBECK, CO-FOUNDER OF THE CHINESE ROOM, TO DELIVER GAMES FINANCE MARKET KEYNOTE ADDRESS

First Games Finance Market secures acclaimed studio’s founder for opening address Credits for The Chinese Room include Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, nominated for 10 accolades at this year’s upcoming BAFTA Video Game Awards First-of-its-kind Games Finance Market will see over 450 developer-investor meetings take place across two days   Dan Pinchbeck, founder of The Chinese Room and co-creator of Everybody’s Gone To the Rapture – last …

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Fringe

FRINGE BENEFITS

FRINGE BENEFITS

We love our Festival Fringe. It’s awesome. We keep reading through our freshly-announced events lineup and grinning.   If anyone has ever doubted the ingenuity and imagination of the London games scene, well, they’d better like the taste of humble pie.   Our Fringe has games tournaments and interactive live experiences, get-togethers in bars and thought-provoking talks in institutes of learning. You can take part in ‘codeaoke’ (yep, it’s a thing) or sing along to …

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Media Release

First wave of events confirmed for London Games Festival Fringe

First wave of events confirmed for  London Games Festival Fringe

• Exciting and diverse schedule of alternative events will complement the brand-new London Games Festival from 1 -10 April • Programme ranges from comedy and live performances to game design workshops and an international academic conference • Backed by the Mayor of London as part of London Games Festival, a groundbreaking new project to support, grow and promote the games and interactive entertainment sector and make London the games capital of the world The first …

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