I used to love to visit ECTS at Earls Court, I'm not even sure they hold it anymore. But it was a great place to go to see all the upcoming computer
games and technologies, and pretend you were with the press and get some free sandwiches..
So much so, it has inspired my own mini-event relating to adventure gaming
in December this year. Especially people who like games in the style
of Monkey Island
and Grim Fandango
. It's called AdventureX and I'd welcome you to attend, there is more information at
. It's the first one (and the first time I've organised an event) but designer of
Discworld Noir will be there to talk and conduct question+answer on Saturday and freeware game creators on Sunday. If you've ever considered making
your own adventure games or you're just curious, do come along!
So what gaming shows do you normally attend? Not just UK ones but anywhere. Do any keep you going time and time again, are some really lame? Tell us
And if that's not enough, here is a list of other gaming events taking place this year, in the UK:
London Games Conference 2011 - One Wimpole Street, London
GameStop’s EVP of international, Mike Mauler, will present a keynote on the global games retailer’s digital future. Meanwhile, games development
icons Ian Livingstone (Eidos life president) and Peter Molyneux (Microsoft Game Studios creative director) will jointly deliver a talk looking at the
big changes facing video games in the years to come.
10th Nov 2011 (1 days)
LAUNCH: Future Gaming & Digital Conference 2011 - Birmingham Science Park, Aston, Birmingham
Speakers include Alex McLean, Studio Head – Birmingham, VP Development, Codemasters, Ilmari Heikkinen of Google UK, Mike Gamble, European Territory
Manager, Epic Games, Philip Oliver, CEO of Blitz Games Studios, Chris Southall, CTO of SEGA Europe, Ian Livingstone, OBE, Life President, Eidos,
Trevor Williams, COO of Playground Games, Rob Hawkes, Technical Evangelist of Mozilla, various indie studio showcases and demonstrations, and many
16th Nov 2011 (1 days)
Investing in Video Games - Early Stage - NESTA, 1 Plough Place, EC4A 1DE
Are you looking to raise early stage funding for your independent video games studio? How do you meet the right people to help scale your business and
allow you to produce the next hit-title in the current on-line world? We have pulled together a fantastic panel of angel and early stage investors who
might be able to help. Hear from Ed Vaizey, Minister for Communications, Culture and Creative Industries; Ian Livingstone and Dave Bailey and Paul
Croft of Mediatonic.
22nd Nov 2011 (1 days)
Develop Liverpool - Liverpool
The Develop in Liverpool Conference is designed to meet the demands of the thriving game community based in the north, with three tracks and multiple
networking sessions including a post event drinks reception.
24th Nov 2011 (1 days)
AdventureX, Didcot, UK
AdventureX is a chance to see new adventure games both commercial and freeware, learn about making your own games and meet other developers and fans.
Guests Chris Bateman (Discworld Noir) and Alasdair Beckett (Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy) are attending the birth of this event, with a special
audio message for the event from Zero Punctuation creator Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw.
17th & 18th Dec 2011 (2 days)
More UK and worldwide events listed at: www.gamesindustry.biz...