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Mon 28 Mar - Sat 2 Apr 2016

Inside and outside The Forum
Starts at 10am each day - FREE and everyone welcome.

The Norwich Gaming Festival is back! Returning for its third year, this week-long festival celebrates all aspects of video games and their development.

The festival is for all ages: from newcomers to enthusiasts, young people to older generations, game developers to schools, colleges and universities. There's something for everyone and a great chance for local talent to showcase their expertise in game development and programming.

Fun, creative and educational

There are plenty of exciting additions for 2016 with new games, a retro arcade, live play throughs, developer days and workshops, PLUS a Gaming Village for visitors to explore.

Visitors can chat to designers, industry experts and students to find out more about the educational opportunities and careers associated with the gaming industry.

The Forum's lead education partner for the festival is Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) who have been involved since the festival's inception in 2013. Students will showcase their work, give talks and exhibit games. A big thanks to George Beard, lecturer Games Art & Design at NUA, who designed the Norwich Gaming Festival logo for us.

New for 2016, the University of East Anglia (UEA) is also supporting the festival and UEA students will be giving talks and hosting workshops.

A taster for 2016

In 2015, the festival attracted an incredible 45,000 visitors. Here's a taster of what visitors can expect this year:

A Gaming Village – new for 2016! An opportunity for creators to showcase their independent games including games from local, national and international developers and local traders

An Indie Showcase: The Atrium will be dedicated to local as well as national indie game developers so visitors can try out a wide range of unique games and experiences; including games such as Starbound from Chucklefish, Fallen from Teaboy Games in Colchester and RPG Tycoon from Skatanic Studios in Norwich

Talks and Workshops from industry professionals

The NGF Big Quiz: back by popular demand! The quiz has become so popular it is being held at Open on Bank Plain so more people can take part.

For all the latest news on what's planned across the week, keep your eyes on the website: