Brought to you by The Forum, the Norwich Gaming Festival is a completely free, family friendly celebration of video games. Last year we welcomed over 52,000 visitors to The Forum where we held talks from industry speakers and offered a wide range of engaging gaming experiences. No tickets required!

What We Do

Learning Week

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

Working with industry professionals and our lead educational partner Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) these events cover many aspects of Games Development, such as Art, Design, Programming and Business, all of the workshops are free and open to the public!

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 and Insert Imagination, as well as games from all over the UK and Europe!

Games Events

Book the Dates!

The Norwich Gaming Festival will be returning to The Forum in May 2017! We'll be announcing the dates soon - We hope to see you there!

More information about the games, workshops and talks will be announced on our Twitter and Facebook!

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!

Norwich Science Festival

Enjoy two weeks of fascinating exhibitions, hands-on family activities, inspiring celebrity talks and noisy theatrical shows at The Forum, and other venues around the city.

We'll be at the festival with some scientific video-game treats - don't miss it!

Find out more!