Andy Serkis will help launch Games Eden next week, the East of England's first business network for the computer games industry.
The King Kong and Lord of the Rings actor will be one of the guest speakers at the event, joined by Frontier boss David Braben and TIGA CEO Fred Hasson.
"The benefits of Games Eden include delivery of a local developer led networking group, membership of TIGA, raising the profile of local creative digital talent and better access to strategic information and assistance," said Jeremy Cooke, chair of Games Eden.
Games Eden is funded by EEDA, EEI, Screen East and FDMX with support from Cambridge Wireless, TIGA, EMMA, Gamesware Development, Zoonami, Geomerics, Sony, Jagex, Nicetech and Ninja Theory.
"In a region with massive expertise in feature film and television production we are delighted to help ensure the growth of the computer games sector," added Laurie Hayward, CEO of Screen East.
Games Eden will launch December 5, at New Hall, Buckingham House, Cambridge.