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London Games Festival

London Games Festival

1st Apr 2016 - 10th Apr 2016

Location: London
Website: games.london/
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Event Description

The brand new London Games Festival is launching for ten days at the beginning of April.

LGF is the result of a collaboration between UKIE, Film London and the Mayor of London, and will take place between April 1st to April 10th.

“London is already a star player when it comes to games and interactive entertainment, but international competition is fierce and we need to ensure our city can compete with our global gaming rivals,” said Boris Johnson in a statement.

Five summits have already been announced:

- Virtual Reality Summit (Monday, April 4th, BFI Southbank)
The VR Summit will look at where the roads of games, film and VFX collide with talks from experts across all three fields showcasing the hottest new games and discussing the issues presented by the resurgent virtual reality space.

- Games Audio Summit (Monday, April 4th, BFI Southbank)
The audio scene in games development is one of the industry’s most creative communities and the Games Audio Summit will tap into that with talks looking at innovative uses of music, sound effects, and voice work for interactive projects.

- Games Finance Summit (Tuesday April 5th, The Grange City Hotel)
A prelude to the first-of-its-kind Games Finance Market, the Games Finance Summit will offer developers of all experience levels insight into funding types, speaking to investors and ways to unlock financial support.

- eSports Summit (Wednesday, April 6th, BAFTA)  
An invite-only event that looks at The Future of eSports - why competitive gaming is one of the most closely-watched growth areas in video games, how to encourage better treatment of players, and opportunities for non-games companies in the space.

- Games Culture Summit (Friday April 8th, Museum of London)
Drawing together leading cultural institutions and creative leaders, the Games Culture Summit will look at a variety of issues including how galleries and museums curate, collect and archive games.

Tickets for the festival start at just £10 and can be purchased here

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