London Games Festival draws in 76,000

The London Games Festival saw a whopping 76,000 people attend its various games events.

Between September 31st and November 4th, a range of politicians, industry figures, journalists, PRs and consumers took part in 26 events that ranged from expos and exhibitions to lectures, conferences and award ceremonies.

The 2010 LGF officially came to a close with a speech from Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey at the London Games Conference, followed by a Mayfair launch party for We Sing Robbie Williams.

I’m pleased to have been able to take part in this year’s London Games Festival and show my support,” said Vaizey. The LGF has been a month-long celebration of video games, it’s a key part of the industry calendar and incredibly important in promoting the industry’s strengths.

The games industry is hugely successful economically but I also want it to be recognised for its positive influence, its creativity and innovation and cultural contribution. Hopefully I will be invited back next year.”

London Games Festival director Kirsty Payne added: I’m so happy with how the festival has gone and I want to personally thank everyone involved

With such a wide range of things to see and do on offer, it’s no surprise that so many tens of thousands have taken part. We’ve seen people from all ages and backgrounds join in and help prove that the games industry in the UK, and indeed in London, is flourishing and has a lot to offer.

Yet again it has been proven that the industry is a vital part of this country’s economy and I look forward to how the London Games Festival can continue to represent that in upcoming years.”

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