London festival celebrate UK games firms

 TT Games

Image credit: TT Games, maker of LEGODimensions, is one of the growing games businesses celebrated in Games London.

The 2017 London Games Festival opened with EGX Rezzed at Tobacco Dock (30 March to 1 April 2017), with other events on the schedule including the British Academy Games Awards (6 April 2017) and the return of Now Play This to Somerset House.

Other Festival topics include esports, the Festival Fringe and a range of summits and lectures for professionals.

The Festival includes the Games Finance Market (4 April to 6 April 2017), an instrumental part of the Games London strategy. The Games Finance Market connects games developers and interactive content creators with investors and funders. In 2017 the event will double in size to welcome 60 investable businesses meeting 60 international investors.

The Festival is in its second year after Ukie, the association for interactive entertainment companies, announced the event in 2016 as part of a three-year programme with £1.2 million investment from the Mayor of London. The programme aims to deliver:

•An annual London Games Festival to celebrate the industry’s huge cultural and economic contribution 

•A new international business-to-business networking event to attract top investment across the UK

•Inbound and outbound trade missions to promote the tax relief and the sector overseas, in conjunction with London’s official promotional company London & Partners

•A range of training and skills initiatives

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