Gamer Network is delighted to reveal the fantastic feedback received from its EGX Rezzed attendee survey, further solidifying its position as London’s premier games event. More than 15,000 enthusiastic gamers joined over 100 exhibitors at the historic Tobacco Dock in East London from the 7th-9th April to celebrate the best of gaming from around the world.
With over 175 playable, pre-release games and experiences from the indie scene sitting alongside blockbuster AAA titles and cutting edge VR technology, EGX Rezzed was a thrilling preview of the year ahead in games.
As part of the exit survey attendees were asked to vote for their favourite game from the event. Total War: Warhammer, the latest in Creative Assembly’s massively popular Total War series, emerged on top and has been crowned EGX Rezzed 2016 Game of the Show.
With a large presence on the show, attendees were treated to the latest playable code over a month before the game’s release in May. John Clark, SVP Commercial Publishing of SEGA Europe said “EGX Rezzed is an incredibly valuable event for Sega to build lasting community awareness for all of our titles. The show plays such a crucial part in the build up to release day bringing the community closer to the fantastic game created by CA”.
Dark Souls III took the runner-up spot, wowing attendees who were delighted to get hands-on with the infamously difficult RPG before its release in mid-April. PlayStation VR was a huge hit with visitors who had the opportunity to try the groundbreaking system way ahead of its worldwide launch in October.
Overcooked! was the highest placed indie title on the list, the game’s fantastic four player co-op mayhem proving hugely popular with the EGX Rezzed crowd. Quantum Break, Remedy’s latest blockbuster, was the centrepiece of Xbox’s large show floor presence and placed fifth in the Game of the Show list.
The full list of the Top 20 EGX Rezzed Games of the Show:
1. Total War: Warhammer (Sega/Creative Assembly)
2. Dark Souls III (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
3. PlayStation VR (Sony)
4. Overcooked! (Ghost Town Games)
5. Quantum Break (Microsoft)
6. Black & White Bushido (Endemol Shine/Ground Shatter)
7. Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Gameforge)
8. Gang Beasts (Boneloaf)
9. Gang Beasts VR (Boneloaf/Coatsink)
10. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (Fatshark)
11. Deceit (Automaton)
12. Snake Pass (Sumo Digital)
13. Stikbold! (Curve Digital/Game Swing)
14. Tokyo 42 (Mode 7 Games/SMAC)
15. RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (Sony)
16. Rocket League (Psyonix)
17. Giant Cop (Other Ocean Interactive)
18. Man O’ War: Corsair (Grumpy Ferret/Evil Twin Artworks)
19. Binaries (Ant Workshop)
20. Esper 2 (Coatsink)
The survey also showed that 94% of attendees would come to a future EGX show. CEO of Gamer Network, Rupert Loman said “It’s fantastic to have another successful EGX Rezzed under our belt. The event goes from strength to strength and continues to grow in both attendee’s numbers and exhibitors, whilst maintaining its rare and unique atmosphere. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from all the people that make this show so special, developers, publishers, investors and most importantly the gamers.”
Dates for EGX Rezzed 2017 will be announced soon. Tickets for EGX at The NEC, Birmingham from September 22nd – 25th are now available to buy on the website www.egx.net
More exhibitor feedback from EGX Rezzed
“Rezzed is without doubt my favourite show of the year. The team always make our booth look stunning with the absolute minimum of admin fuss. It’s brilliantly organised and there’s plenty of support during the show to troubleshoot the inevitable snags that are going to crop up. The audience numbers are always bang on – we get loads of punters playing the games, but it’s never elbow to elbow or a crush. I can’t recommend Rezzed highly enough.” Mark Morris – Managing Director, Introversion Software
“Rezzed is an essential show for indie game development in the UK. It draws a friendly, open and excited audience who are very keen to see things they’ve never experienced before: it’s the perfect forum to debut a new game. We’ve exhibited and spoken at many events over the last ten years: Rezzed stands out as one of the best organised. Great attendance on every day, friendly and helpful staff who keep the whole thing running smoothly and thorough planning make it a pleasure to participate.” Paul Kilduff-Taylor – Mode 7 Games
“Rezzed brings together an exciting range of innovative games and developers making it the perfect place for us to host the largest PlayStation VR event we’ve done so far in the UK.” Tom Whitaker – Senior Product Manager, SCE UK
“I’ve just spent two hours walking around here [EGX Rezzed] and I’m seeing guys making games that are absolutely keeping the spirit of Bullfrog alive” Lionhead and Bullfrog alumni, Ben Board
“EGX Rezzed has some wonderful visitors and it’s a great way to get our games in front of the public.” Cassandra Khaw – Ysbryd Games
“I find it really reassuring about the future of the industry to see the upcoming talent and it is heart-warming to see such passionate people all in one space.” Gareth Hammer – Mmorpg.com
“It’s great to see people playing our game, we’ve received very positive feedback and have enjoyed being around other devs in a supportive environment.” Jo Bain – Valiant Interactive
“Getting good feedback and seeing various skill levels has allowed us to improve gameplay and see what the public like/dislike. EGX Rezzed has helped us to get in front of various media publishers and allowed us to establish further correspondence beyond EGX Rezzed.” Stephen Payne – Super Hatch Games
“EGX Rezzed allows us to reach the gamers directly. As we work closely with students this event allows us to bridge the gap between education and industry and gives people to gain invaluable experience.” Alastair Callum – The Breakfast Club
“The audience we have reached has gone beyond any of our expectations and we have received such positive feedback. Thanks to all the information we have received from the gaming community, EGX Rezzed has helped us shape the future of our game. In terms of interviews, we have had some top tier media come down to visit us which was amazing.” James Megretton – Sumo Digital
EGX Rezzed is one of the main UK events to put you in direct contact with core gamers, allowing for passionate feedback about your game.” Laurie Clifford-Frith – Perpetual Night
“It’s been amazing to perform playtesting through public playthroughs and see what works, needs tweaking and what people find fun. After working on something for so long it is nice to come to EGX Rezzed and feed off the positivity of the gamers. By being around other developers we have also managed to gain some useful advice that has contributed towards improving our game.” Mike Robinson – Pool Panic
“For EarlyNinja it’s been essential for us to come to EGX to promote our early access marketplace and meet other developers. The public have responded well to us and the event has increased opportunities for developers and gamers to sign up. By purchasing advertisement of our trailer between developer sessions, we have furthered our media reach overall.” Edoardo Cassina – EarlyNinja
“EGX Rezzed has been an amazing experience. My favourite part of the event has been watching young gamers trying virtual reality for the first time – a technology that is otherwise difficult for them to access.” Lin Bang – Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game