Industry Days

March 28th, 1st - 2nd April

Our Industry Days are returning for the 4th year running - with free talks from industry professionals - covering topics from Games Design, to Games Journalism!

Previous speakers include Catherine Wooley (The Chinese Room), Laura Kate Dale (Let's Play Video Games) & Dan Pearce (Four Circle Interactive). All of last year's talks can be found on our YouTube channel here.

We'll be announcing the full talk schedule for 2017 at a later date - so keep an eye out!

Norwich University of the Arts

March 28th, 1st - 2nd April

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.


March 28th, 1st - 2nd April

We're pleased to announce that cosplay is encouraged at the Norwich Gaming Festival; we've loved seeing all of the awesome costumes over the last 2 years - and can't wait to see what you cook up this year!

Working with local cosplay group, A Study in Fandoms, we will be hosting a cosplay masquerade on the 3rd of June - with a winner for the most creative costumes; so get your creative caps on!

Rules & Guidelines for the competition and cos-playing in general can be found by following the link below. Be sure to follow the rules to ensure that cos-playing remains fun for everyone.

Bits and Bobs

Raspberry Jam Norwich

Keen coder, or just starting out? Be sure to check out the Raspberry Jam events throughout the gaming festival! We've got events for kids, teachers, parents and, well, everyone!

Click below to find out more about each of the Pi Jam events.

Let's Jam!

Games @ NGF2017

There's loads to play at the Norwich Gaming Festival in 2017; over 30 Indie Games showcase by the developers, a bunch of VR titles and even some retro gaming cabinets!

Check out our games lineup page to see what's confirmed so far!

Let's Go!

Big Potato

Big Potato is a games company that's as versatile as its vegetable namesake. They turn their hands to everything from quiz games to party games, kids games to toys.

Join Big Potato & their gaming gurus at NGF 2017!

Let's Potato?

Evening Events

This year we'll be running a number of evening events throughout the duration of the festival - including the return of our popular gaming pub quiz! You'd better get practicing.

Keep an eye out for more information about these events very soon.