Kumo Lumo exhibition joins London Games Festival

Blitz Games Studios is pleased to announce that Game Art vs. Street Art, a gallery event celebrating the launch of its first title developed exclusively for iOS, Kumo Lumo, has joined the line-up of the London Games Festival, held in association with UKIE and The Guardian.

Running throughout October, the London Games Festival plays host to a diverse range of events which aim to bring the whole industry together in a month-long celebration of games and gaming culture.

“The Festival is all about celebrating the rich diversity of gaming culture,” explains Kirsty Payne, Festival Event Director, “and what better way to do this than with an event that unities artists and game developers. UKIE is delighted to be including the Game Art vs. Street Art exhibition as part of The London Games Festival.”

Team Lumo, the development team behind unique action-adventure ‘rain-‘em-up’ Kumo Lumo, has partnered with Graffik Gallery in Notting Hill, London to present an exhibition that will showcase work from some of the biggest and best urban artists in the UK alongside artwork created exclusively for the event by Team Lumo themselves.

The exhibition will feature artwork from renowned artists Tim Lewis, Andrew McAttee, DeadCert, International Nobody and Static. The exhibition will be held on  Thursday 18th October at:

Graffik Gallery

284 Portobello Road

London W10 5TE

+44 (0) 208 354 3592

The exhibition will be open to the public from 10:30am, with the evening event starting at 5:00pm, which will feature a live paint event by International Nobody, as well as refreshments and a live DJ.

“We wanted to create a really distinct art style for Kumo Lumo,” says Team Lumo’s Project Director Steve Stopps, “and we were influenced very early on by the sticker-bomb and street art movements. Having the chance to show Kumo Lumo alongside the artists that influenced and inspired us is just fantastic, and the perfect opportunity to show the world that the creativity and passion behind creating art and creating games is one and the same. It’s an event that will appeal to both art lovers and gamers alike.”

Kumo Lumo will be available for visitors to pick up and play and also download on their iOS devices for free during the event, whilst exclusive artwork will be available for purchase.

Graffik Gallery’s Oliver Cox: “We are incredibly proud to have partnered with Team Lumo to present this unique exhibition. Showcasing game art and street art side-by-side, not to mention such a visually stunning game as Kumo Lumo, illustrates Graffik Gallery’s commitment to be an art place, not just an art gallery. Visitors to the exhibition will not only love the amazing artwork being exhibited, but will find Kumo Lumo to be great fun and a visually unique gaming experience.”

Kumo Lumo will be available for download from the App Store on Friday October 12th, published by Chillingo.

To RSVP your VIP place on the event guest list email:  rsvp@blitzgamesstudios.com

To follow Kumo Lumo on Twitter:   http://twitter.com/KumoLumo

To follow Kumo Lumo on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/KumoLumoGame

About Blitz Games Studios:

Blitz Games Studios ( www.BlitzGamesStudios.com) is a highly respected, award-winning independent games developer founded in 1990 by industry veterans Philip & Andrew Oliver. Based in the UK (in Leamington Spa), it now employs over 220 dedicated and talented staff, and maintains a diverse portfolio that showcases its industry-leading, licensable development technology BlitzTech. Recent releases include Puss In Boots: The Video Game (for THQ/Dreamworks), SpongeBob Squarepants Surf & Skate Roadtrip (THQ/Nickelodeon), Michael Phelps: Push the Limit (505 Games) and Yoostar on MTV (Yoostar/MTV). Their latest title, Kumo Lumo, is the studio’s first to be developed exclusively for iOS.

About the Graffik Gallery:

Graffik Gallery is not a traditional gallery, it's an art place. What makes its uniqueness is not limited to the high level of the artists on show but also the fact that it is a part of the urban art movement itself under its own unique concept. The gallery is constantly swarming with artists with a thirst for collaboration, creativity and the possibility of expressing themselves freely on the walls of Graffik's Graff Garden. http://www.graffikgallery.com/

About Ukie:

The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment or Ukie (pronounced YOU-KEY) is a trade body that aims to support, grow and promote the whole of the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry. Founded in 2010 (although formerly known as ELSPA), Ukie’s membership includes all the major UK and global games publishers and the best of UK development talent - from promising start-ups to some of the biggest, most successful studios operating in the UK today. http://ukie.info/

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