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40 games on show at Now Play This

40 games on show at Now Play This

Now Play This has announced the line-up of titles playable during the event. A variety of games are on offer at the three-day event; some are digital, others physical, while the rest are a mix of the two. Highlights from the show include Sensible Object’s Kickstarter indie toys-to-life title Beasts of Balance (below), Morning Makeup Madness from Jenny Jiao Hsia and State of Play’s KAMI 2. And there are plenty more games to play at …

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LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL UNVEILS EXCITING CULTURAL LINE-UP

• Countdown begins to the second London Games Festival 

• First confirmed events include opening weekend’s games concert and a closing weekend parade • Festival runs 30 March to 9 April at various venues across the city The London Games Festival has unveiled four key cultural events that take place as part of the 11-day celebration of games and interactive entertainment hitting the capital next month (30 March to 9 April). Key moments on the …

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DEADLINE NEARS FOR GAMES FINANCE MARKET: FOUR DAYS TO GO

Games studios and investors have just four days left to apply for the 2017 Games Finance Market. The deadline is this Friday, February 3rd, at 5pm. Taking place from 4 April to 6 April the Games Finance Market will host meetings between 60 games companies and 60 global games investors worth over £200m. Confirmed publishers, investors and financiers already on board include Sega, All 4 Games, Miniclip, Headgear, Coutts, Curve Digital, Authentic Media and Green …

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017

Once again an exciting and diverse array of events will support and complement the London Games Festival this April. We are inviting independent games companies, meet-up organisers, brands and media owners to join us in a huge celebration of games in the capital city.   The Festival Fringe is dedicated to independently run events of all sizes, and last year ranged from product launches and tournaments to theatre shows and workshops. Events in different or …

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Applications open for Games Finance Market 2017 and the new ‘Pitch Bootcamp’

The 2017 Games Finance Market – the UK’s only event connecting games creators with funders from around the world – is now open for applications from developers, start-ups, investors and publishers. Running as part of the London Games Festival (30 March to 9 April), the Games Finance Market has doubled in capacity for 2017 and will be open to 60 games companies and 60 investors. The successful inaugural event created new business worth over £10m, …

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Games London completes outbound mission to Slush in Helsinki

Earlier this month Games London completed its first major outbound trade mission, taking nine companies to Helsinki’s increasingly influential tech event Slush. Games London supported a range of companies working across a variety of areas with assistance, accommodation and introductions at the show. Our delegation consisted of: Mobius AI Gumbug PlayCanvas Sensible Object MojiWorks Storienteer Small Jelly Dream Reality Interactive Bossa Studios This was a mix of start ups with new propositions and established names …

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Gram Games opens London studio

Leading Turkish developer Gram Games in opening a London studio – and is looking to recruit new talent to help diversify its portfolio. Fresh off the success of its latest title, Six!, and with millions of players worldwide, Gram Games is bringing its unique approach to a new midcore game development studio in London. Gram sees London as one of the major hubs of the games industry in Europe and will use the city as …

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WordPlay London Open For Submissions

Hand Eye Society’s festival for writerly games is coming to London on 19 November – and there’s still time to submit your games. The Toronto festival is taking place at the British Library this year, and will coincide with International Games In Libraries Day. The London setting has been chosen in part to celebrate the UK’s wealth of talent in interactive fiction, from Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture to Zombies, Run!  WordPlay’s new Festival Director Jo …

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London Games Festival returns in 2017 from 30 March to 9 April

  Today we are announcing the dates for London Games Festival 2017, plus a quick update on all the progress Games London has made over the last six months.   LGF 2017 will take place from 30 March to 9 April 2017. We’re expecting to reach at least 50,000 with the event next year after a breakthrough start in April 2016 that saw 38,000 attend the first London Games Festival.   The first London Games …

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EGX Rezzed opens LGF 2017 with Ken Levine

Ken Levine, creative director of the multi award winning BioShock, will deliver a headline talk at EGX Rezzed 2017, the opening event of London Games Festival 2017.   Ken has a enjoyed a hugely successful career in games, beginning with creating the initial design and story for Thief: The Dark Project before co-founding Irrational Games in 1997.   During his time with Irrational, Ken was credited on a number of critically acclaimed titles including System …

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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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