Partnership with BAFTA renewed, building on success of 2015
Gamer Network, the world’s leading network of independent video games websites and producer of the UK’s premiere video games events, today announced that EGX Rezzed will return to London from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th April, 2016.
After an immensely successful show in March – at which 12,000 attendees played upwards of 150 games from over 100 exhibitors – EGX Rezzed will be returning to its new home at the Tobacco Dock. Visitor feedback on the venue and show was exceptional. “This year’s EGX Rezzed provided the most positive feedback of any Rezzed show”, said David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events. “Consumers enjoyed the discovery of a new and fascinating venue. Developers enjoyed the opportunity to either customise their own dedicated space or create a zone together with other indies. One room alone featured over 45 games”.
BAFTA will renew its close partnership with EGX in 2016 with the British Academy Games Awards taking place on the first day of the show, Thursday 7th April. The glamorous ceremony celebrates the very best of the games industry whilst BAFTA will continue to highlight prominent British indie games at the event with their successful Inside Games Arcade.
Harvey Elliott, Chairman of BAFTA’s Games Committee, said: “There would be no games industry without the passion and dedication of our players and it makes perfect sense to host our awards and event activity in tandem with EGX Rezzed for 2016. As our industry demands increasing levels of engagement with the public when making and updating our games, it seems only fitting for BAFTA to celebrate the creative excellence within games with the public too”.
Tickets for EGX Rezzed 2016 will go on sale later this year. Up next is the show’s older sibling, EGX, which runs at the NEC from 24-27 September. This year’s EGX will be the UK’s largest ever games event – with upwards of 80,000 attendees – and will feature high profile game announcements, playable PC, console and indie games, developer sessions from leading industry spokespeople and its own GamesIndustry Fair.
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