Games Festival Review

Guildford Games Festival 2020, adapted this year into a fully digital event, was an outstanding success, drawing more than two million unique viewers across all streams. More than 180 businesses took part in the events matchmaking system too.

With the aim of attracting new talent to the area and encouraging young people to consider careers in the industry, the festival presented a packed programme of content featuring a range of videos, talks and panel discussions with developers, comedians, musicians, astronauts and famous gamers. Highlights have now been uploaded as playlists on the Guildford Games YouTube channel, enabling anyone who missed this year’s Festival to access the content on demand.

Digital Media experts Etch Play ensured the smooth delivery of the Festival's technical requirements this year and have kindly produced an infographic summarising the event in numbers. View it below and watch the events segment on BBC News, followed by our special thanks to all those who made the Festival happen this year.

We're so grateful to BBC South Today for their coverage of the event, watch it back below and be sure to follow them on Twitter 


There are a number of people and organisations who deserve our special thanks for helping make Guildford Games Festival 2020 happen. We did our best to pay tribute to them all in this Twitter mega thread:

Thanks so much for joining us, we can't wait to build upon these successes for Guildford's games industry in future.