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Yorkshire Games Festival

Yorkshire Games Festival 2019 is set to be the biggest (and best!) festival yet, continuing to celebrate games culture and introduce new generations to the science and art of games development.

The five-day event will run from 6–10 February 2019 and will see some exciting new additions to the festival programme.

Young Developers’ Conference

New for 2019 is the Young Developers’ Conference, a brand-new partnership with BAFTA. Designed to engage the industry’s youngest and brightest stars, the conference will inspire and inform younger game makers—and their families—about the amazing opportunities available within the games industry.

Jeff Minter

We’re proud to welcome the legendary Jeff Minter of Llamasoft fame. Jeff is the man behind the Atari Jaguar’s critically acclaimed flagship Tempest 2000 and Xbox Live Arcade’s celebrated Space Giraffe, among others. As part of our delegate programme, Jeff will join us to discuss his exciting career in games.

Festival favourites

We’ll be playing host to a fantastic delegate conference, with special guest speakers and workshops tailored to those studying games-related courses or starting their career in the industry. We’ll also welcome back Guardian games journalists Keith Stuart and Jordan Erica Webber.

And don’t forget our Let’s Play! weekend—packed with plenty of free gameplay and activities for all the family to enjoy together.