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A five-day extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages.

More than 9% of the UK games industry is based in Yorkshire and the Humber. The Yorkshire Games Festival, launched in 2016, is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the great games created here and welcome guests from across the UK and overseas.

The second Yorkshire Games Festival kicked off with a special day just for schools, followed by two days of inspiring talks from the likes of TT Games, Frontier Developments, Ninja Theory and Ghost Town Games. The keynote speech was 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. Read more on our blog.

The first Yorkshire Games Festival took place in November 2016. Our amazing guests included leading lights of the gaming industry such as Warren Spector, John and Brenda Romero, Rhianna Pratchett and Charles Cecil. We also welcomed three stars of YouTube sensation The Yogscast, who combined an audience Q&A with live big-screen gameplay.

Watch our video playlist for highlights from the festival, including John Romero’s keynote speech.

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Festival Director: Kathryn Penny
01274 203 006 /

Festival Coordinator: Rebecca Hill
01274 202 031/

Press and PR Manager: Phil Oates
01274 203 317 /

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