Gameopolis presents Ukie 30 Years of Play Summer Celebration

30 July 2019

Join us in Manchester to celebrate Ukie's 30 Years Of Play, featuring a chat with the team behind Overcooked, a panel of industry veterans, and UK Games Bingo!

Greater Manchester is one of the oldest and largest centres of game development in the UK and so a great place to celebrate Ukie’s 30 Years Of Play campaign.

We welcome Phil, Oli, and Gemma of Ghost Town Games - the team behind the hit Overcooked games - who will be chatting about their games' development.

We'll also have a panel of industry veterans to talk about the last 30 years of the UK games industry – including Debbie Bestwick MBE, Managing Director of Team 17 - from their perspective.

And, as it’s a party, we'll finish up with some drinks from sponsor Sheridans and some rather magnificent visual UK Games Bingo!

This FREE event is open to all and we look forward to welcoming guests from all over the UK.

Register here

7-10pm, Tuesday 30th July, Bright Building, Manchester Science Park

Fireside chat with the Overcooked Team
An interview with Phil, Oli, and Gemma of Ghost Town Games to talk about the making of Overcooked and what is next for the studio.

30 Years Of Play Panel
A panel of industry veterans – including Debbie Bestwick MBE, Managing Director of Team 17 - come together to talk about how the industry has evolved over the past thirty years, with a special focus on how studios and individuals across the region have thrived.

UK Games Bingo
Join us for a light-hearted UK Games Bingo, featuring visual representations of our favourite characters to emerge from the UK industry.


The event is hosted and co-sponsored by Manchester Science Partnershipsat their Bright Building.

The event is also co-sponsored by leading media law firm Sheridans.