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Creative London adds weight to Games Festival

Creative London, part of Mayor Ken Livingstone's London Development Agency, has come out in support of the first London Games Festival, scheduled to take place in October.

Creative London, part of Mayor Ken Livingstone's London Development Agency, has come out in support of the first London Games Festival, scheduled to take place in October.

The agency, which helps creative enterprises gain access to funding and business support, has spoken of its intentions to make the festival one of the "UK's most vibrant and unique events."

"Games development is one of London's leading creative sectors, and Creative London has been instrumental in helping to establish the new London Games Festival," said Wendy Wyatt of Creative London.

"With a fantastic talent base, a big investment community and a wealth of gamers, London has all the ingredients necessary to make this industry showcase one of the UK's most vibrant and unique events," she added.

New details of the events 'fringe' activities have also been announced. These include a design symposium sponsored by University College of the Creative Arts, a game concept design workshop, presentations and performances hosted by digital writer Tim Wright and the Artful Gaming Forum and Exhibition at the Science Museum's Dana Centre.

London Games Festival takes place October 2nd — 7th.

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