Industry Days

2nd - 3rd June

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.

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Norwich University of the Arts

Lead Educational Partner

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 undergraduate degree courses in Games Art & Design and Games Development 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.

Comic Creation Workshop

Wed 31st May : 10am

This fun & exciting workshop for adults and children aged 9 and above provides an accessible introduction to the basics of comic production.

What will I do in the Comic workshop?
· Create an original story for your own comic book page
· Develop and refine a comic layout
· Produce finished Black and White artwork to take home

Brilliant drawing and writing skills aren't necessary - just an enthusiasm and interest in comics! All the materials you'll need are provided and the methods you'll learn can be replicated and adapted for your own future comic projects!

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Level up!

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 will be available soon. Be sure to follow the rules to ensure that cos-playing remains fun for everyone.

Access to Music

Access to Games is a new division of Access to Music, the well-known creative college which has been training musicians for many years in the city centre.

Access to Games will be at the Norwich Gaming Festival offering workshops and interactive activities, including the chance to design games assets and check out the world of virtual reality.

For those interested in pursuing games design as a career, then the college is offering full time courses starting in September at Levels 2 and 3. To find out more the college has an Open Evening on Wednesday 21st June at either 6pm or 7pm, or come along and see them at the festival.

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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 showcased by the developers, a bunch of VR titles and even some retro gaming cabinets!

Check out our games line-up page to see what's confirmed so far!

Let's Go!


If you love your Batman, Iron Man, Dr Who or any other type of complete "Nerdity" then this is the place for you.

With displays, exhibits, celebrities, talks and loads of traders selling everything from clothing and other merchandise to unique, bespoke cosplay accessories.

Let's Con!

TV & Movie Store

Located opposite The Forum building, The TV & Movie Store offers a vast range of merchandise from TV shows, games and films including Doctor Who, Zelda, Star Wars and much, much more.

Proud sponsors of the NGF Cosplay Event

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