The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is backing a new initiative to make London a leading creative hub in the global video games industry. Titled Games London, the project, backed with a £1.2m investment from the London Enterprise Panel, will include a two-week games festival taking place in venues around the city.
Between 1-10 April, the first London Games Festival will include a games exhibition at Somerset House, the British Film Institute will host a series of talks and events such as Rezzed and the Bafta Games awards will also take place.
Boris Johnson said:
London is already a star player when it comes to games and interactive entertainment, but international competition is fierce and we need to ensure our city can compete with our global gaming rivals.
Games London is being organised by Film London & Ukie. For info on what will be going on, head over to the Games London website.