London Games Festival gets under way


The 2018 edition of the London Games Festival has kicked off, bringing a number of games-related events, exhibitions, summits and forums to the capital between now and Sunday 15 April.

If you fancy attending any of the diverse events and activities, the official London Games Festival website includes a handy planner. One new addition to the festival for 2018 is the Hub, situated at Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square. Highlights of the events taking place there include keynote speeches, a Working Culture Forum and a Blockchain Forum taking place on Monday 9 April, plus AI and Play Innovation summits taking place on Tuesday 10 April. And there are various exhibitions taking place at the Hub; ticket prices for attending the Hub events range from free to £99 for a two-day all-access pass — details can be found here

This year’s London Games Festival will climax with a Games Character Parade and a raft of family-friendly events taking place on Saturday 14 April and centred on the Guildhall Yard in the City of London, as we previously revealed.

Other major games-related events are also taking place in London this week under the London Games Festival umbrella. They include the BAFTA Games Awards, on Thursday 12 April, the London Games Festival Fringe, and EGX Rezzed which will run between 13 and 15 April at Tobacco Dock. 

If you’re based in London and your family has an interest in videogames, the London Games Festival has a vast amount to offer gamers of all ages and tastes. Why not check it out??

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.