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National Science and Media Museum

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. Browse the full programme below.

Game Talks

Game Talks is our unique programme of talks, masterclasses and Q&A events featuring high-profile industry guests. Improve your knowledge and employability; be inspired and network. Game Talks is for industry professionals, recent graduates and those studying games-related subjects.

Game TALKS Tickets

Buy your Game Talks pass online; passes can also be purchased from the National Science and Media Museum box office, or by calling (+44) 0871 902 5756. For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact

Let’s Play! family weekend

The weekend will see Yorkshire Games Festival taking over the museum with gameplay, activities and live shows for all the family to enjoy together. Explore unique and boundary-pushing videogames, try out new games from Northern studios and play along in an interactive comedy show, all under one roof!

Young Developers Conference

New for 2019 is the Young Developers Conference, a brand-new partnership with BAFTA Young Game Designers. 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. All events are free.

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