Lauren Franceschini

London Games Festival: A celebration of the art, culture, and business of video games

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All around the world, the platform of video games have become the generation’s newest and most exciting art form. From April 1st-10th, The London Games Festival celebrates the art, culture, and business of the video gaming industry. The festival features 15 official events across 10 different locations in London from Somerset House to Southbank and Trafalgar Square to Tobacco Dock in an effort to engage the masses with different kinds of video games. The London Games Festival hopes to “celebrate the vibrant, innovative world of gaming- a powerful sector which is both an entertaining medium and an inspirational art form”.

Giant Monopoly board situated in Trafalgar Square.

Backed by the Mayor of London, the festival includes five summits (Exploring Virtual Reality, eSports, Games, Finance, Games Culture, and Games Audio) which seek to offer insight into the latest cutting edge developments and cultural impact os video games.  The summits are part of a drive to promote the UK’s wider games sector and make London the games capital of the world and each will “feature expert speakers delivering entertaining sessions accessible to all audiences.

Another exciting part of The London Games Festival is the Art of Video Games event. Join creators of Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Jessica Curry and Dan Pinchbeck to explore the studio’s unique creative approach to storytelling, art, audio, and music. The event will be hosted by writer and journalist Alex Wiltshire and will take place at BFI Southbank on April 4th.

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For more information on featured events hosted by the London Games Festival, visit their website.

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