09 May 13
The Wales Games Development Show returns to the Wales Millennium Centre on 26th June and BAFTA Wales will be hosting a day of industry led panels.
The Wales Games Development show is back! Taking place on 26 June at the Wales Millennium Centre, the event’s principal supporter this year is the Welsh Government. MEDIA Antenna Wales will also once again be supporting this major event.
Building on the success of last year’s show which had over 350 visitors and 30 exhibitors, the 2013 Show will draw on new partnerships with the UK industry and will offer even more to the industry and public attending.
This year’s Wales Games Development Show will have two exhibition halls, a huge networking area and BAFTA Cymru will host lectures and workshops throughout the event. Highlights of the day will include a keynote from leading pioneer of interactive entertainment and fiction, Ian Livingstone CBE, as well as master classes from the BBC, UK Interactive Entertainment, Creative Skillset and a BAFTA Games Question Time.
The Welsh Government’s Economy, Science and Transport Minister Edwina Hart AM OStJ MBE said: "The Welsh Government is pleased to support this event which provides a great opportunity to highlight the work being undertaken by creative companies in Wales. It also gives those working in the industry a chance to network with like-minded individuals and benefit from the range of lectures, master classes and ancillary events planned for the day. Games development is a highly competitive and rapidly growing area of the economy which is supported by the Welsh Government through our Digital Development Fund that is helping to bring an exciting range of new games and apps onto the market."
Another exciting announcement for this year’s show is that it will also encompass the presentation of the British Academy Cymru Award for Games along with the presentation of four commendations for Artistic Achievement, Technical Achievement, Sound & Music and Games Design.
The lead organiser of the show is Wales Interactive working in association with the Wales Games Group, comprising of University of South Wales, Skillset Media Academy Wales, Wales Interactive, BAFTA Cymru, Creative Skillset, Cardiff Council, S4C, BBC Wales, GamesDev South Wales and the Big Learning Company.
The Show is also going to be a highlight event in the Digital Cardiff Week, a Cardiff Council, BBC and Creative Skillset led week of workshops and networking for the industry in Wales.
To register for the show either as an exhibitor or a visitor, please visit: Wales Games Development Show
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