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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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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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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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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 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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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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London Games Festival announces summit programme covering virtual reality, eSports, finance and more

London Games Festival announces summit programme covering virtual reality, eSports, finance and more

Five Summits as part of the London Games Festival, delivered by Games London and backed by the Mayor of London Exploring Virtual Reality, eSports, Games Finance, Games Culture and Games Audio Tickets on sale now – with special £10 rate for students   Games London today announced five special summits, which will run throughout next month’s London Games Festival, as part of a drive to promote the UK’s wider games sector and make London the …

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£1.2m investment to help make London the world’s games capital

£1.2m investment to help make London the world’s games capital

Ukie and Film London launch ‘Games London’ to promote the UK’s wider games sector and make London the world’s games capital Mayor of London features in Minecraft, launching new initiative with £1.2m investment from the London Enterprise Panel London Games Festival, a major new consumer, cultural and business event for the global industry, to take place from 1-10 April 2016 London’s games and interactive entertainment industry is set for a £1.2m boost with the launch …

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