Games industry visits 10 Downing Street.
Senior games and esport industry figures, including Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE, Ukie Chair, Noirin Carmody and representatives from PlayStation, ESL, SEGA, Team Dignitas, Ninja Theory, Media Molecule and more, attended a Creative Industries reception last night at 10 Downing Street, hosted by the Prime Minister.
The London Games Festival will return to the capital between 5 April to 15 April 2018, following a hugely successful second festival in 2017.
The festival team have also announced that this year's event saw over 50,000 people attend 40 different events across 20 London venues.
Games London welcomed four top US games investors to the capital earlier this month for a week's introduction to the UK games sector; full of tours of world-leading games studios and introductions to some of London's top development talent.
Our four US investors, with members of Games London, Ukie and Film London who accompanied them on the tour.
The four delegates were:
Ukie is bringing our annual Student Conference to London, all as part of the 2017 London Games Festival. Our fourth Ukie Student Conference: South will arrive at London South Bank University on Wednesday 5 April for a day of inspiring talks and exclusive workshops for over 200 of our Ukie Student membership and we’re looking for a small army of games industry volunteers to help us make it happen.
By Michael French, Head of Games at Games London
Earlier this month Games London completed its first major outbound trade mission, taking nine companies to Helsinki’s increasingly influential tech event Slush.
Games London supported a range of companies working across a variety of areas with assistance, accommodation and introductions at the show.
Our delegation consisted of:
The London Games Festival will return to the capital between 30 March - 9 April 2017.
April 2016 saw the first hugely successful London Games Festival, during which over 38,000 attendees visited 30+ events at 20 venues across London. This included the BAFTA Games Awards, EGX Rezzed, a giant Monopology board on Trafalgar Square, a variety of summits and talks at the BFI Southbank, and the inugural Games Finance Market. The festival organiser, Games London, plan to see this number grow to 50,000 attendees next year.