The London Games Festival champions and showcases the cultural power of interactive entertainment. In 2017 it drew in over 50,000 people to key venues across the capital including Trafalgar Square, Somerset House, Southbank and Tobacco Dock. There was something for all audiences, from a Cosplay parade through the City of London through to a series of inspiring talks and quirky Fringe events.
Games Character Parade on 14th April at 12:30
The third Games Finance Market (Tuesday, 10 April to Thursday, 12 April) the only event of its kind in the UK, connecting 60 games studios with 60 global games investors
Now Play This, the festival of playful work and experimental game design at Somerset House
London’s largest games event EGX Rezzed (Friday, 13 April to Sunday, 15 April), a showcase of PC and indie games, at Tobacco Dock
The BAFTA Games Awards on Thursday, 12 April at Troxy
LGF organisers are also curating the brand new HUB event (Monday, 9 April and Tuesday, 10 April). HUB is a new two-day B2B event housing the Festival’s summits, a demo zone for prototpyes and start-ups, a pop-up coworking space and gallery. More details will follow in September.
Also to be announced later is a fresh range of activities that bring games to life on the city streets covering esports and street art, plus an exhibition of BAME artists in games and the return of the Games Character Parade.