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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.

This year’s event features an exciting conference programme packed with special guests and inspiring talks, a weekend of family-friendly gameplay, and a day just for schools. Read on for the full programme!

2017 festival programme

Saturday 11 November

Sunday 12 November


Schools’ Day

We’ve expanded this year’s event to include a day of activities for schools. On Wednesday 8 November, special events for KS2 and KS3 will cover all the elements that make a great game—from coding to story. All events are free, but booking is essential!

Yorkshire Games Festival 2016

The first Yorkshire Games Festival took place between 9–13 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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