Yorkshire Games Festival (4 Feb 2023 - 10 Feb 2023)


Currently running until Friday, 10 February 2023

A unique festival of all things gaming, celebrating games culture, design and production with special industry guests—returning to the museum in February 2023. LET'S PLAY! FAMILY WEEKEND DATE: 4–5 February 2023 The opening weekend of the Yorkshire Games Festival plays host to a museum takeover of exciting gameplay and activities for the whole family. Experience games on our biggest screens, play the latest board games and analogue experiences with friends and beta-test new projects from Northern developers—all under one roof. We are still hard at work confirming exciting things, so look out for our full Let’s Play announcement in January.  You can expect to experience the following and more across the weekend: NORTHERN GAMES SHOWCASE The Northern Games Showcase is a platform for local developers to present their new games to a family-friendly audience, beta-test and receive valuable feedback. Past showcases have been invaluable for developers, who have told us how instrumental the event was in advancing their work. EXPLORING ANALOGUE Swap pixels for pencils and indulge in the wonderful world of analogue gaming. With a small mountain of tabletop experiences, our Kodak Gallery will be turned into a tabletop gamer’s heaven.  YORKSHIRE GAMES FESTIVAL SCHOOLS DAY DATE: 8 February 2023 Join us for a special day to turbocharge cross-curricular skills in English, Maths and Science while we celebrate Yorkshire's unique games industry. Find out more and book here. YOUNG DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE DATE: 6–8 February 2023 Designed to engage the industry’s youngest and brightest stars, the Young Developers Conference—aimed at Key Stage 3 students—aims to inspire and inform younger game-makers about the amazing opportunities available in the games industry. We have workshops and activities that run throughout our festival. Keep your eyes on our website over the coming months for exciting updates and booking information.


Venue Details

National Science and Media Museum
West Yorkshire

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