Thursday 31st March - Saturday 2nd April

Hughes, the electrical experts, will be at the festival from Thursday the 31st! Looking for some new tech? Hughes sell and loan everything from TVs to consoles!

Visit Hughes


Friday 1st April

The friendliest cooking themed gaming event in the world comes to Norwich! Gamerbake will be running a bake sale raising money for SpecialEffect on Friday the 1st of April!

Visit Gamerbake


28th March - 2nd April

Gamehub, the free videogame advice service for parents, will be here all week! Got a question? Come on by!

Visit GameHub HQ!


Friday 1st April

Test your videogame knowledge in the videogame pub quiz on Friday the 1st of April at Open! Fundraising for The Forum & SpecialEffect.

Tickets available now!

Norwich University of the Arts

28th March - 2nd April

Building on last year’s programme NUA, our lead educational sponsor, will be running a series of student demonstrations, workshops & talks exploring how art for games is developed.

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About Special Effect

The Gamers' Charity

SpecialEffect put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

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Get your GAME on

GAME Norwich will be at the festival all week with a range of exciting gear - and will also be fundraising for SpecialEffect! Come and get your game on.

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History Mystery!

The Gamers' Charity

History Mystery™ games are a unique interactive heritage visitor experience that brings history to life - visit NGF and solve the specially designed mystery around Norwich!

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Get ready for the next battle.

IRONHEADS is a Live Action Wargame suitable for players aged 12 and up - engage in 3 round combat sessions and prove who is the mightiest fighter!

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I Just Wanna... Candy!

American sweets and sodas

For a wide range of American candy and groceries, from Reeses to Hersheys, Wonka Bars to Jelly Bellys, visit us at the Festival to browse our mouth-watering selection.

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Patrick's Art Room

28th March - 2nd April

Patrick's Art Room will be at the festival all week - offering bespoke portraits, caricatures and illustration work.

Retro Arcade

28th March - 2nd April

The gaming timeline will be returning this year - with a wide range of consoles and awesome games from the Atari 2600 to the PS1!

Local Business

Businesses from Norwich & Norfolk

We're working with local businesses from around Norwich and Norfolk - visit the gaming village outside The Forum during the Festival to see what's on!

Vibe City : Street Brass

Analog Chiptunes

Visit The Forum on the 2nd of April and enjoy an exciting brass & percussion performance from Vibe City - who will be filling your ears with gaming nostalgia!

Norwich Retro Gamers

Re-discover gaming history

The Norwich Retro Gamers will be at the Festival with a range of retro consoles - from the Amstrad 6128 to the Commadore 64! Passion for retro games? Come on by!

More coming soon!

Don't miss it!

We've a lot more events to announce before the festival begins! Be sure to follow us on Twitter & Facebook to be kept up to date!

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Exhibit at #NGF2016

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