Sonic creator confirmed for London Games Festival

Events for this year’s London Games Festival are already looking exciting and plentiful, with the latest announcement that Sonic the Hedgehog creator, Yuki Naka will be giving a presentation on the Rising Star Games title Ivy the Kiwi? (and before the grammar obsessed rise from their holes, that question mark is part of the title).

The London Games Festival will kick off on September 30 with a gala opening and VIP preview at the Eurogamer Expo in Earls court, and will be running events all over London through to November 4.

“The festival is now looking stronger than ever,” says Kirsty Payne, Director, London Games Festival. “With the confirmation of some excellent events and with even more to come, the London Games Festival will truly make its mark and stand out on the games calendar.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the festivities, from industry professionals to casual gamers and those that have not previously considered gaming as the diverse and electrifying entertainment medium that it is.”

There are still more events waiting to be confirmed, but this is the list as it currently stands.

  • London Games Festival gala opening and VIP preview at the Eurogamer Expo on September 30.
  • For the following three days (October 1 – 3), the Eurogamer Expo will host up to 20,000 consumers in the UK’s largest gaming exhibition.
  • Presentation of Ivy The Kiwi? and Q&A session with Yuji Naka, creator of Sonic The Hedgehog.
  • A Eurogamer Expo party raising money for GamesAid will be held on October 1.
  • Just Dance 2 launch party on October 7.
  • Sony PlayStation Game Runner Event on October 8.
  • BoardGameCamp at Whittaker house on October 9.
  • The Games Media Awards take place on October 14.
  • TIGA will hold a developer focussed event of October 27.
  • The Golden Joystick Awards will be held on October 29.
  • The MCM Expo returns from October 29 – 31, bigger and better.
  • The London Games Conference will close the Festival on November 4.

If you want any more information, you can visit the website here, or follow the festival on Twitter @londongamesfest.

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Written by Anthony H

Anthony has been playing games for far too much of his life, starting with the MS-DOS classic Mario is Missing. Since then his tastes have evolved to include just about anything, but his soft spot lies with shooters and the odd strategy game. Anthony will inspire you with his prose, uplift you with his wit and lie to you in his biography.

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