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 Festival took place in April 2016 as part of the Games London three-year initiative delivered jointly by Film London, the capital’s screen industries agency, and video games trade body Ukie (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment).
The 10-day celebration in April 2016 welcomed people to 30 different events across 20 different venues and culminated in a games-themed street art commission across multiple London landmarks, from a pub in Walthamstow to the Leicester Square cinema district.
30 March - 09 April 2017
2017’s festival will open with EGX Rezzed at Tobacco Dock (30 March to 1 April 2017), with other events confirmed for the schedule including the British Academy Games Awards (6 April 2017) and the return of Now Play This to Somerset House. Further announcements to come will detail activity around eSports, the Festival Fringe and a range of summits and lectures for professionals.
Also returning is the Games Finance Market (4 April to 6 April 2017), an instrumental part of the Games London strategy. The Games Finance Market connects games developers and interactive content creators with investors and funders. In 2017 the event will double in size to welcome 60 investable businesses meeting 60 international investors.