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Yorkshire Games Festival 2017

Guests at the second Yorkshire Games Festival included the likes of TT Games, Frontier Developments, Ninja Theory, Ghost Town Games and Iki Ikram.

The festival kicked off with a special day just for schools, followed by two days of inspiring talks, including a keynote speech given by award-winning VFX artist (and Bradford College alumnus) Iki Ikram. At our Let’s Play! weekend, visitors could test local games, get involved in hands-on workshops and enjoy amazing live shows.

Festival programme

Wednesday 8 November

09.30–15.00: Schools’ Day

Thursday 9 November

10.30: Martin Korda: Blockbuster! How to enjoy a career writing for multi-billion-dollar game franchises

11.35: Arthur Parsons, TT Games: Creating Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

13.30: Tracy Spaight, Wargaming.net: Managing online communities

14.00–16.30: The Business of Videogames workshop

14.30: Louise McLennan and Sebastian Hickey, Frontier Developments: UI/UX of Elite Dangerous

15.30: Dominic Matthews, Ninja Theory: Breaking Through: Psychosis and the making of independent AAA game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

17.00: Networking

18.30: Lates: Games

Friday 10 November

10.30: Keynote: Iki Ikram

11.35: David Wise: Writing music for games

13.30: Oli De-Vine and Phil Duncan, Ghost Town Games: Overcooked

14.30: Kieran Crimmins and James Svensson: Tears of Joy in Star Wars Battlefront VR

15.30: James Brown and Michael Brown, Boneloaf: Gang Beasts—Creating the multiplayer jelly-people brawler phenomenon

17.00: Meet the Developers networking event

Saturday 11 November

10.00: Impact Gamers LiVE

10.00–16.00: Bradford College Creative Crunch

10.00–16.30: Impact Gamers Arcade

10.00–16.30: Videogames, But...

10.00–16.30: Yorkshire Games Showcase

10.00–16.30: Creative England’s GamesLab Leeds Showcase

10.30, 11.30, 13.30, 15.00: Wonderblocks: Minecraft workshops

13.30: The Displaced: A live action role-playing game

Sunday 12 November

10.00–16.30: Videogames, But...

10.00–16.30: Yorkshire Games Showcase

10.00–16.30: Creative England’s GamesLab Leeds Showcase

10.30, 11.30, 13.30, 15.00: Wonderblocks: Minecraft workshops

13.30: The Displaced: A live action role-playing game

14.00: WiFi Wars