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Science and Media Museum

Yorkshire Games Festival

Launched in 2016, the Yorkshire Games Festival is a brand new event bringing the big names in videogames to the National Science and Media Museum. Watch this space: 2017 dates will 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.

Contact us

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Festival Director: Kathryn Penny
01274 203 006 / kathryn.penny@scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk

Festival Coordinator: Rebecca Hill
01274 202 031/ rebecca.hill@scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk

Press and PR Manager: Phil Oates
01274 203 317 / phil.oates@scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk

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