8–12 November 2017
Details to be announced soon
About the festival
The Yorkshire Games Festival is a five-day extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with workshops, master classes and showcases. There's also a game-packed family weekend featuring exciting hands-on demos and games the whole family can play together.
Yorkshire and the Humber is a huge player in the global games industry, with more than 9% of the UK games industry based in the region. The Yorkshire Games Festival is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the great games created here and welcome guests from across the UK and overseas.
Yorkshire Games Festival 2016
The first Yorkshire Games Festival took place between 9–13 November. We welcomed a range of fantastic guest speakers for talks, workshops and big-screen demos.
Our amazing guests included leading lights of the gaming industry such as Warren Spector, John and Brenda Romero, Rhianna Pratchett, and Charles Cecil. The Guardian’s Keith Stuart and Jordan Erica Webber joined us for two panel discussions featuring speakers from the day, and industry experts Steve Ince and Fee Stewart hosted interactive games workshops. To kick off our family weekend, we welcomed three stars of YouTube sensation The Yogscast, who combined an audience Q&A with live gameplay on Pictureville Cinema's screen.
Watch our video playlist for highlights from the festival, including John Romero's keynote speech.
Festival Director: Kathryn Penny
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Festival Coordinator: Rebecca Hill
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Press and PR Manager: Phil Oates
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