Games London, the gaming scene is being revitalized in London

The Mayor of London is bring gaming back to the city by creating a whole week of gaming focused events; Games London.

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Published Wed, Jan 20 2016 2:24 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The Mayor of London has decided that the city doesn't celebrate gaming enough. So he's commissioned a gaming festival that's been backed by a £1.2 million investment from the London Enterprise Panel. Games London will include a two-week games festival taking place in venues all around the city.

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Coming up on April 1st through the 10th, the inaugural London Games Festival will kick off with a consumer games exhibition at the Somerest House, where a series of talks will take place at the British Film Institute and of course there'll be a host of other smaller events taking place around the city. EGX Rezzed, an indie games conclave will also be hosted during the same period, running from the 7th through the 9th of April, with over 150 playable games available to the public.

The entire festival will be absolutely massive with over 15 different events and 10 different venues full to the brim with games and gaming technology. And you can be that VR will also be a focus. The Mayor of London wants this to be equal in excitement as Paris Games Week and Gamescom.

At the end of the festival we'll have the British Academy Game Awards on April 7th to recognize all of the great talent that comes out of the UK. the British Academy Games Awards is BAFTA's annual celebration of excellence and remains the premier event in the UK games industry calendar, attracting leading talent from around the world.

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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