Five Summits as part of the London Games Festival, delivered by Games London and backed by the Mayor of London
Exploring Virtual Reality, eSports, Games Finance, Games Culture and Games Audio
Tickets on sale now – with special £10 rate for students
Games London today announced five special summits, which will run throughout next month’s London Games Festival, as part of a drive to promote the UK’s wider games sector and make London the games capital of the world. Each summit will offer insight into the latest cutting-edge developments in and cultural impact of video games.
Virtual reality, eSports, games audio, accessing finance and the cultural power of games are all on the agenda at a series of events that take place at venues across the city during the London Games Festival, which takes place from 1-10 April.
Each summit will feature expert speakers delivering entertaining sessions which are accessible to all audiences – from high scorers to new players. The events will also explore the rich cultural range of video games and the breadth of the games industry whether that’s how film and movies are intersecting through virtual reality, how areas like eSports are developing and growing in the UK, or the way museums and institutions start to curate games history.
Games London has also today announced a special tier of half-price £10 tickets so that students and those on lower incomes can access the mix of content more affordably.
The five Summits are:
Virtual Reality Summit (Monday, 4 April, BFI Southbank)
The VR Summit will look at where the roads of games, film and VFX collide with talks from experts across all three fields showcasing the hottest new games and discussing the issues presented by the resurgent virtual reality space.
Games Audio Summit (Monday, 4 April, BFI Southbank)
The audio scene in games development is one of the industry’s most creative communities and the Games Audio Summit will tap into that with talks looking at innovative uses of music, sound effects, and voice work for interactive projects.
Games Finance Summit (Tuesday 5 April, The Grange City Hotel)
A prelude to the first-of-its-kind Games Finance Market, the Games Finance Summit will offer developers of all experience levels insight into funding types, speaking to investors and ways to unlock financial support.
eSports Summit (Wednesday, 6 April, BAFTA)
An invite-only event that looks at The Future of eSports – why competitive gaming is one of the most closely-watched growth areas in video games, how to encourage better treatment of players, and opportunities for non-games companies in the space.
Games Culture Summit (Friday 8 April, Museum of London)
Drawing together leading cultural institutions and creative leaders, the Games Culture Summit will look at a variety of issues including how galleries and museums curate, collect and archive games.
Launched in January by the Mayor of London and funded by the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) Games London is being delivered by Film London, the capital’s strategic agency for film and media, and games trade body Ukie and will build on recent growth in the UK games sector, which generated £2.8bn in revenue in 2015.
More information and details on how to book individual tickets or an All Access pass can be found at www.games.london