THE FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017 

30 March – 9 April 

   
The London Games Festival Fringe is an exciting and diverse array of independently organised events that support and complement the main London Games Festival. Join us for a huge celebration of games in the capital city.

Exhibitors from across the UK who are putting on an event in London during the festival dates 30 March–09 April are invited to apply for accreditation. Fringe events will be promoted through our channels.

The Festival Fringe welcomes independently run events of all sizes, and last year ranged from product launches and tournaments to theatre shows and workshops. Events in different or unique spaces, or in parts of the city that otherwise don’t usually see much event activity, are especially welcome.

Want to be part of the 2017 London Games Festival Fringe? Email roz.tuplin@games.london for an application form. Deadline is 20 February.

Want to know more about last year's events? press the + symbol on the images below to reveal more about some of the events featured last year.
Rumpus: Pick Your Own Misadventure

Rumpus: Pick Your Own Misadventure

Islington Metal Works

An overwhelming spectacle of seven rooms crammed full of circus, live bands, DJs, art and performances – all transformed into a world of adventures, quests, missions and intrigue by SeaSylph Games.
The Games Europe Plays

The Games Europe Plays

The Finnish Institute

An interactive and playful exhibition showcasing the most exciting independent digital games for young people and families, focusing on children’s games looking at learning through play, identity and representation, and future skills, and featuring games from Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden and the UK.
Late Shift

Late Shift

BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

The thrilling UK premiere of the world's first interactive cinematic movie, in which the protagonist acts based on decisions taken by the audience via their smartphones. The majority vote counts, and the film keeps running seamlessly. Matt, a smart student, has to prove his innocence after being forced into the robbery of a famous London auction house. How will the audience decide to act when everything is turning against him?
Radius Nights

Radius Nights

Loading Bar, Stratford

Radius Nights is a fun and entertaining live show format that explores ‘everything games’ with a panel of game industry leaders and star developers.
The London Gaming Market

The London Gaming Market

Royal National Hotel, Russell Square

The London Gaming Market focuses on video games, board games and related merchandise – whether it’s classic games, consoles, gaming merchandise, board games, card games or even custom-made artwork. With thousands of collectibles and rare merchandise to browse, the specialist vendors are sure to have something for every collection.
Ukie Student Game Jam

Ukie Student Game Jam

Nationwide

Ukie’s student game jam is exclusively for Ukie Students, creating a game around a theme within 36 hours and competing against other institutes to win.
Sensible Striker Pro

Sensible Striker Pro

Six Yard Bar

A celebration of the best 90s football videogames at Elephant and Castle’s nearest, greatest and only craft beer and sports bar – a random tournament of Sensible Soccer, Striker and ISS Pro games, with ticket price guaranteeing three matches.
{code}AOKE

{code}AOKE

BrewDog, Shoreditch

An open mic night for technical people. Imagine a Karaoke night, but instead of singing, developers take to the mic to share ideas, code, or ask for help. Then imagine this happening in a pub full of other like-minded technical folk: this is {code}AOKE.
Rocket Jump Events

Rocket Jump Events

Ukie offices

Rocket Jump Events is a series of talks from highly successful games industry professionals curated to inspire, enthuse and boost your studio and your career. Here in the UK we have some of the greatest talent in the industry – Rocket Jump Events want to enable dialogue between professionals to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration and enable more opportunities.
More than Just a Game: Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law

More than Just a Game: Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law

Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary, University of London

A platform for academics, practitioners, developers and publishers to discuss challenges and explore solutions to IP issues hindering effective protection of interactive entertainment works.
Ukie: IP Landscape Event

Ukie: IP Landscape Event

Ukie offices

An event aimed at Ukie members who are affected by IP infringement or would like to learn more about the issues and what services are available to help protect their content, with presentations from Partner members MarkMonitor, NetNames and Level3, plus the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.
#SUPERWAREHOUSE

#SUPERWAREHOUSE

Shoreditch Studios

Joypad and VICE Gaming present the EGX Rezzed afterparty. 1000+ retro games, pre-release indies, live music and a fully stocked bar. With over 1000 retro games and five generations of immaculately presented classic consoles to hand, you are invited to request games from the library using a custom Twitter wall. Plus, play some of the biggest indie games of the moment, fresh from the Rezzed floor, chat to the devs as they showcase their work, and party to the early hours with the best electronic live musicians and DJs that London has to offer.
Mario! The Musical

Mario! The Musical

Stratford Circus

When Bowser decides that the whole “kidnapping the princess” thing isn’t working out and captures Mario instead, Peach and Luigi must break out of their traditional roles as damsel in distress and cowardly sidekick and take centre stage as heroes. Featuring original songs based on classic Nintendo tunes; more jokes and puns than you could shake a Wiimote at; Luigi rapping; unexpected romance and elaborate dance routines. What more could you ask for? Let’s-a go!
Tournaments @ Meltdown

Tournaments @ Meltdown

Meltdown Bar

Meltdown is a bar for gamers, with a focus on eSports. Discover their weekly tournaments, including League of Legends, Smash Bros, DoTa 2, Hearthstone and Street Fighter V. Plus, the best live streams, game themed cocktails and prizes to be won.
2D Game Design Workshop

2D Game Design Workshop

Paddington Arts

The Screen Community presents a beginners course in 2D Games Design using Gamemaker, where you can learn how to create a game in just two days – and launch it on the app market.
European eSports Conference

European eSports Conference

Central London

Join industry veterans and leaders from eSports, gaming, betting, broadcasting and marketing at the European eSports conference. This crucial event for the eSports ecosystem aims to kick-start the unification of eSports communities throughout Europe as well as showcase the applicable potential of this industry to companies not yet involved in eSports.