The second Yorkshire Games Festival kicks off on Wednesday 8th November at the National Science & Media Museum in Bradford with a Schools Day, giving hundreds of kids an opportunity to program games, design levels and characters and find out more about the games that they play. That’s followed by two days of industry talks, presented by games journalists and writers Jordan Erica Webber and Keith Stuart, with developers, artists, writers and musicians such as Ikik Ikram (The Last of Us), David Wise (Donkey Kong Country), Oli De-Vine and Phil Duncan (Overcooked), Louise McLennan and Seb Hickey (Elite Dangerous), and Kieran Crimmins and James Svensson (Star Wars Battlefront: X-wing VR Mission).
The talks will also feature Sheffield-based Boneloaf, creators of Gang Beasts, who are also sponsoring the upcoming Game Republic and GaMaYo event on 16th November in Leeds. The weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th features a host of free games activities including a Yorkshire Games Showcase featuring many GR & GMY members, games from the Creative England GamesLab Leeds initiative, Minecraft workshops, LARP activities and Wifi Wars from the makers of Go 8-Bit.
You can find all the info on the schedule here. Support the YGF 2017 so we can continue to shine a light on our amazing games industry in Yorkshire and the North!
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