London Games Festival ready for October return

James Batchelor
London Games Festival ready for October return

The UK’s biggest celebration of video games is back.

London Games Festival will return in 2012 after a 2011 hiatus. It will be a month-long affair, running between September 27th and October 28th – not timed to coincide with the Olympics, as had originally been planned.

The festival will encompass a range of events, including consumer exhibitions, video games launch parties, careers fairs, educational summers – and even karaoke. 

There will also be a number of UKIE events running alongside those hosted by publishers and the media.

LGF 2010 hosted 26 different events, with a combined attendance of over 75,000 people, and the organisers expect this year’s festival to be the busiest ever.

“London Games Festival is a real focus for UKIE this year,” said event director Kirsty Payne. 

“We’re looking to unite the whole industry in a month-long celebration of games and gaming culture, and expect this to be the biggest LGF to date.”

UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist added: “UKIE is delighted to be spearheading the London Games Festival, the perfect opportunity to showcase all elements of the interactive entertainment industry.”

For more information about LGF 2012, contact Kirsty.Payne@UKIE.org.uk.

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