This October, the London Games Festival will be hitting the UK's capital with a whole bevy of gaming events
. (If you're in the industry, or you want to be, that is.) First up, we have the European answer to GDC, GDC London
, for the development types -- sessions range from the excitingly-titled-yet-probably-dull "Combat: The Ninja Way" through to a Molyneux special on design inspiration.
More a business sort? The Games Summit
is up your street, with buzzword-compliant "hard-hitting business content" for all tastes, from ARGs to -- surprise! -- another Molyneux special, this one on Lionhead. The newly-announced Games Summit keynote will be given by Michael Denny of SCEE, focusing on the networked age and digital distribution, which should provoke some interesting thought.
Other events in the Games Festival lineup include the London Game Career Fair
and the BAFTA
Video Games awards (a British Academy Awards, for games, with more swearing
). For those of us interested in playing games, celeb-spotting and the slightly offbeat, events throughout the week of the Festival
-- 2-7 October -- will hopefully deliver, with a showcase at HMV's Oxford Street branch and a 'fringe' show which both look to be worth attending.