Guildford Games Festival 2019

27th-29th June 2019 @ G Live

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Industry Day

Friday 28th June

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Registration required

Aimed at games businesses, developers, publishers, investors, and University students, this day will deliver a series of conference talks, workshops, and an expo. The talks will feature both local and international industry speakers sharing their knowledge and experiences of what it’s like to work, live, and make games in Guildford.


Game Industry Heroes

Made in Guildford: Lessons from shaping the Hollywood of Games

EM3, Local Enterprise Partnership

Business Support for the Games Industry

Media Molecule and Magic Notion

Innovation in Guildford

Panel of Leading Local Studios

Working In Guildford: Personal Experiences on What Makes Guildford Great


Game Makers: Playing with Perceptions


Game Futures: Global Game Scene

EA Criterion

Games Culture: culture, leadership, and management

Panel of Tech Leaders

Games Tech in Guildford and How It Shapes the World

There will also be career advice sessions and workshops for existing and prospective professionals, professional business mentoring sessions for small studios, advice on securing investment, 1-2-1 business meetings curated via on online matchmaking service, and a games expo for modern local studios to showcase their work.

Full schedule and line up

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Public Showcase

Saturday 29th June

Free entry, doors open 10am - 5pm

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Aimed at school age children, University students, parents and careers, the local public, and people interested in careers in the games industry, the second day of the festival is free to attend and is all about fun! Highlights on the day will include:

  • A Guildford games expo for families and players to meet local developers like EA, Media Molecule, Playsport, Arrogant Pixel, Opozo, nDreams, Supermassive Games, all showcasing their work
  • A playable timeline of Guildford’s game development history and collectibles
  • Careers talks focussing on how to start and grow a career in games
  • Workshops on making games and interactive content
  • for families and educators to find out more about the safe and sensible playing of games
  • An esports zone with multiplayer games including; FIFA, Need For Speed, Minecraft, VR games and much more!

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Programme subject to change.