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    Norwich Gaming Festival is Back!

    Mon 29 May - Sat 3 June 2017

    The Norwich Gaming Festival is back for its fourth year and promises to be even bigger and better than before!

    A staggering 50,000 visitors came along to the festival last year for a week of free gaming fun, learning and creativity. Indie, mainstream and retro games, seminars, talks, workshops, demos and shows wowed crowds of gaming fans who told us they wanted us to do it all over again this year!

    Norwich Gaming Festival is organised and hosted by The Forum and it celebrates the cultural, creative and educational aspects of the gaming industry. It’s for all ages, all levels of interest and expertise, and a great opportunity for local, national and international talent to showcase their expertise in game development and programming.

    The Forum’s lead education partner for the festival is Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) who have been involved since the festival’s inception in 2013. NUA run a BA in Games Art and Design, an MA in Games and have recently launched three brand new creative science BSc courses; User Experience Design, Interaction Design and Games Development. Students from NUA will showcase their work, give talks and exhibit games throughout the festival. There is additional education support from our partners at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Access to Games.

    SO WHAT’S ON FOR 2017?

    There are plenty of old favourites and new features to this year’s programme both inside and outside The Forum. Here’s just a taster:

    • The VR Zone
    • Retro Arcade in The Gallery
    • A Gaming Village outside The Forum
    • Indie showcase of over 40 games
    • Big Potato’s gaming gurus
    • GAME are here all week
    • Talks and workshops from industry professionals
    • An opportunity to chat to students, designers and industry experts
    • Find out more about educational and career opportunities associated with gaming
    • Ironheads return for battle… and if it all gets too much then head for the gaming Chillout Zone!

    Follow Norwich Gaming Festival on Twitter @NorwichGFest and Facebook for the latest updates

    Lead Education Partner