The London Games Festival 2019
Date posted: 16.04.2019
The London Games Festival came to a close this weekend, but not before taking over Trafalgar Square for a free celebration of all things gaming.
Over the past 12 days we've seen cosplayers line the streets of London in The Games Character Parade, over 60 studios meeting with over 60 investors at the Games Finance Market, and a varied and insightful set of talks and panels at the Games Culture Summit, to name just a few of the events that took place during the festival.
Saturday's Trafalgar Square takeover included a FIFA 19 area where members of the public played matches against friends or strangers. The best players then got the chance to go up against pro esports players representing Swansea, Chelsea FC and Wolves. And for retro gaming fans, the Actual Reality Arcade brought together iconic retro and arcade games for some old-school fun.
Blizzard's Overwatch fans came to see the iconic character D.Va rebuilt entirely in Lego. The 3-metre high model weighs 1,200kg and was made out of 145,276 Lego bricks! The square also hosted a Kojima Production pop-up store selling exclusive merchandise from the celebrated Japanese games studio.
London is one of the most diverse, vibrant and creative cities on the planet. Its games and interactive entertainment sector is no different, representing a true convergence of talent, art, creativity and culture. The 2019 festival may have come to a close but Games London is dedicated to building new relationships for developers and investors throughout the year. Find out more here: http://games.london/for-games-developers/
The London Games Festival is delivered in partnership with Film London, London's screen industries agency, and the video games trade body Ukie, and is backed by the Mayor of London.