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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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Festival News

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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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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