Brought to you by The Forum, the Norwich Gaming Festival is a completely free, family friendly celebration of video games. No tickets required! Monday 29th May - Saturday 3rd June

What We Do

Learning Week

Learn how videogames are made, acquire new skills and meet the developers who make the games.

Working with game developers and our lead educational partner Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) these events cover many aspects of the Computing Curriculum, such as Game Design, Programming, Art and Business, all of the workshops are free for schools & home education learners!

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Games & Events

Independent Games showcased by their creators, giving you the chance to find out more about a game's creation.

Play the games from local developers such as Four Circle Interactive, as well as games from all over the UK and Europe!

From point and click renaissance adventures, to train tower defence - VR experiences to board games; we hope there's something for everyone!

Talks & Events

There are plenty of old favourites and new features at this year’s Festival both inside and outside The Forum. From talks and workshops from industry professionals to a cosplay masquerade.

The UEA Day will also be returning for it's second year running - with more details coming soon! More information about the talks & events will be announced on our Twitter and Facebook!

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Photos from NGF 2016


"Norwich Games Festival is one of the most unique and exciting games festivals we've ever been to. Nowhere else will you find such a broad range of games on offer and such an open, friendly audience so eager to play them!" - Phil Duncan, Ghost Town Games

"It was incredible to attend an event that highlighted the positive elements of gaming culture – the creativity, togetherness and sheer fun" - Dean Bowman, Ready Up

"The NGF was a really exciting event to be a part of: a wonderful venue, great games and a really fun atmosphere. I can't wait to come back next year." - Tommy Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Computer Game Technology', Anglia Ruskin University

But wait, there's more!


The Norwich Gaming Festival is proud to be working with Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), the Festival’s lead education partner. NUA has been involved in the Norwich Gaming Festival since the Festival’s inception in 2013.

NUA run a BA in Games Art and Design, an MA in Games and have recently launched three brand new creative science BSc courses; User Experience Design, Interaction Design and Games Development. Students from NUA will showcase their work, give talks and exhibit games throughout the Festival.

Talks from 2016

Did you miss last year's festival? Interested in getting into games? Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for talks from industry professionals! We'll be adding all of the talks from this year's festival, too!

Interested in being a Game Designer? Want to break into Games Journalism? Be sure to check out our channel!

Check out last years talks!

About The Forum

The Forum is a public building - everyone is welcome seven days a week all year round - and the eclectic mix of free exhibitions, events, activities, catering, shopping and learning opportunities makes the Forum many things to many people.

The Forum both hosts and organises the Norwich Gaming Festival.

This year we are excited to be running the Gaming Passport competition, offering you the chance to win a Nintendo Switch with a copy of Zelda! You can find the terms and conditions here