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Yorkshire Games Festival is a unique festival of all things gaming, celebrating games culture, design and production with special industry guests.

This year’s festival will look slightly different to previous editions as we move our programme online for the first time, bringing gaming inspiration to you at home!

Throughout February, there’ll be gaming-related resources online for young game-makers, including videos from BAFTA Young Game Designers and activities from across the Science Museum Group. Our Northern Games Showcase has also moved online this year, celebrating game production in Yorkshire with some great games you can play at home.

Our Game Talks Online programme is now live—explore the events and book your tickets below.

Game Talks Online

Friday 5 February 2021

Game Talks is an exciting programme of talks, masterclasses and Q&A events featuring high-profile industry guests, all brought to you in the comfort of your own home. Improve your knowledge and employability; be inspired and network—sweatpants are optional.

Your hosts for the day will be festival friends Jordan Erica Webber (podcast host and presenter of The Gadget Show) and Keith Stuart (author and journalist at The Guardian).

Talks and masterclasses will be presented via Zoom Webinar, with content becoming accessible on the day. We will also be using our dedicated Discord server throughout the day to network with speakers, submit questions and chat all things gaming.

Game Talks is for industry professionals, recent graduates and those studying games-related subjects.


Buy a Game Talks ticket online. All online events as part of Game Talks will be made available on Friday 5 February and will be accessible through your National Science and Media Museum account.

Tickets are sold on a one screen, one ticket basis. We are offering an education group rate of £30 for up to 30 learners. For more information about educational group bookings, please contact

Northern Games Showcase

A girl playing a videogame on a large screen at Yorkshire Games Festival

An exciting chance to test out a variety of games—all created by local developers—before they’re released to the public. Watch this space for updates on this year’s games, all of which will be available for you to play online!

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