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Nearly 2,000 attend second annual London Game Career Fair

Nearly 2,000 students, recent graduates and game industry professionals were in attendance at this year's London Game Career Fair

Nearly 2,000 students, recent graduates and game industry professionals were in attendance at this year's London Game Career Fair.

Game industry journalists and professionals gave career and technical advice to standing-room only crowds during the two days of sessions. On the expo floor, attendees presented CVs and demos to representatives from key video game companies in Europe.

The London Game Career Fair, co-produced by Gamasutra.com and Gamesindustry.biz, was the exclusive recruitment event of the London Games Festival, a series of events taking place across the city during the week of October 22.

The number of attendees — nearly double last year's inaugural event — exceeded the organisers' expectations both in quantity and in quality, with a higher percentage of experienced professionals from both the game industry and related industries, like film and animation.

Existing members of the industry and those looking to break into the business alike met with exhibitors including Electronic Arts, Blitz Games, City University of London, Escape Studios, FreeStyleGames, Juice Games, Kuju Entertainment, LucasArts, NCSoft, OPM, Other Ocean Interactive, Qantm College, Rare, Realtime Worlds, SEGA, Team17, Ubisoft, and the University College for the Creative Arts.

"We are pleased to have increased both the volume and the caliber of attendees at this year's event, and pleased to provide a forum dedicated to helping aspiring video game professionals break into the industry and helping key game companies find the talent they are seeking as the industry expands," said Simon Carless, publisher, Gamasutra.com.

"We're looking forward to providing a destination that will help foster new partnerships in the years to come."

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