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EGX REZZED CELEBRATES ANOTHER RECORD YEAR

by Nicola Macdonald

Gaming event EGX Rezzed launched the 2017 London Games Festival with a three-day event from 30 March to 1 April, welcoming a record number of visitors to Tobacco Dock.

The show delivered almost 500 screens showing more than 220 playable games on PC and console, including a massive collection of indie games.

 

For the event’s keynote session, BioShock creator Ken Levine opened the developer sessions in conversation with Eurogamer’s Oli Welsh, discussing plans for his next game at his new company Ghost Story Games.

 

EGX Rezzed also saw several large announcements, including Creative Assembly unveiling the much-anticipated Total War: Warhammer II.

 

From a trade perspective, the show attracted a diverse range of European games industry professionals. At the inaugural GamesIndustry.biz “Meet the Indies” event over 233 meetings were held between developers and publishers, investors and service companies. The GamesIndustry.biz 100 party also celebrated the most prominent and important people in the UK games industry.

 

Rupert Loman, CEO of EGX Rezzed parent company Gamer Network, commented: “Although this was the biggest and best Rezzed to date, in terms of both attendees and exhibitors, we have been really pleased to see that the atmosphere of the show has remained uniquely inclusive and fun.

 

“The feedback we’ve had from gamers, exhibitors and speakers has been overwhelmingly positive and we would like to thanks all of our partners, sponsors and exhibitors for helping us to create another outstanding experience for UK gamers.”

 

EGX 2017 will take place on 21-24 September at the NEC.

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