Festival of Games IX

12 FEBRUARY 2013

From 24-25 April, Amsterdam will be hosting the 9th edition of the Festival of Games.

Festival of Games LogoThe overarching theme this year will be ‘Crossing Over Into New Territories’, focusing on the many ways businesses can transgress the borders of the games industry to create new concepts, knowledge and opportunities.

New Territory: Festival of Games IX in Amsterdam
Crossing over into new territory itself, Festival of Games IX will be the first edition to take place in Amsterdam, Europe’s number one destination according to the Lonely Planet. The move is more than just a change of environment; Amsterdam is the perfect setting for the internationally orientated Festival of Games.

The new venue, De Overkant, is conveniently located across the passenger terminal of Amsterdam Central Station, from which visitors can easily start discovering everything this international city with over 177 nationalities has to offer. Next to this, the new setting has also allowed for a close collaboration between Festival of Games and the annual app festival Appril, allowing for a close examination of the fading borders between games and apps.

Festival of Games IX 2013: Talent, Executives, and the Conference
While the setting may have changed, the core focus of Festival of Games is till to provide its visitors the means to make deals, share knowledge and grow their networks. For the first time, visitors will have the option to do so in three different tracks:

  • Festival of Games for Talent, which aims to connect promising young professionals to fitting companies;
  • Festival of Games for Executives, built around Festival of Games’ unique Pitch and Match and an extensive strong social programme;
  • Creative Spirit Game Conference, which bridges the gap between the Talent and Executive tracks with inspirational as well as motivational talks.

“We have spent a lot of time tailoring these tracks to our audience’s needs,” says Festival of Games executive board member Seth van der Meer. “Our goal is to facilitate matchmaking between the right parties in order to help enhance and enrich the games industry, and these three tracks are the perfect way to do just that.”

Festival of Games IX – Crossing Over Into New Territories

More information
For more information on the festival and to register for the event, visit the Festival of Games website.

The Festival of Games 2012 event attracted over 1.500 visitors from 650 companies and 24 countries. The Festival of Games aims to facilitate matchmaking between games industry professionals in an effort to help grow the industry as a whole. The Festival of Games is the most effective event for the games industry and combines tracks for business executives, upcoming talent and a conference. With speakers and companies from all over Europe and an explicit focus on business, Festival of Games has established itself as Europe’s number one destination for the games industry.

The Festival of Games is organized by the NLGD.
The Creative Spirit Game Conference is organized by NLGD and is powered by Creative Spirit.

For more information, please contact: Martijn van Zwieten, Conference & PR Manager Festival of Games (Tel.: +31 (0)6 – 4088 21 74).