Norwich Games Festival 2019

27 May 2019 to 02 June 2019

Norwich Games Festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of video games, brought to you by The Forum. Explore the latest releases, classic retro games, coding and game technology.

The Norwich Games Festival returns this year, featuring talks, workshops, game demos, film screens and more for everyone of all ages to enjoy - for free!

The Norwich Games Festival started life as Retro Arcade in 2012, as a way of offering something free, interactive and unique to young people and families during the Easter holidays.

The event proved popular, and from this, and working with colleagues at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), and the University of East Anglia (UEA) the event was broadened to encourage local independent game developers to showcase their games and skills, and to offer an insight into the game development industry to the public. 2017 saw over 60 developers showcasing their games. It changed names to Norwich Gaming Festival which then became Norwich Games Festival in 2019.

The Festival has grown year on year, with the addition of retail, a more structured platform for independent developers and the gaming industry, and plenty of talks and workshops for visitors to learn more about gaming, programming and also the study and career development options available.

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