Situated at The Forum in Norwich City centre, the Norwich Gaming Festival is a unique event allowing game developers to showcase their passion projects to the public. This is Breakthrough Gaming’s second time attending the festival with the event soaring in popularity since the last visit in 2015. Check out some of the indie games I’ve uncovered along with the chats I had with the developers of these games.
The past, present and future of gaming were all on offer at the Norwich gaming festival, with classic consoles such as N64 alongside the high tech Playatation 4’s The forum showcased a plethora of gaming history to please avid gamers and non-gamers alike.
Robin Silcock, co-organiser of the festival talked about the importance of making less knowledgeable people aware of games, talking to Mustard T.V she says,
“Something we’re trying to do at the festival is to include the gamers but also their family and friends to sort of bring people who might not play games usually to come along and see what it’s about”.
The festival ran from the 6th-12th April and is in its second year.
Aspiring games designers also get first-hand insight from developers within the industry at gaming talks that were held on the Saturday and Sunday. Attending the talks was Dan Pearce developer of 10 Second Ninja and winner of the BAFTA Young Games Designers competition.
Admission was free however donations were graciously accepted for Games Aid a UK based video games charity which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.
For more coverage take a gander at Breakthrough Gaming’s interviews with Katie Goode, Dan Pearce, Elliot Johnson, Robin Baumgarten and many more.
Check out the craziness that is Nature Zombie Apocalypse. A game featuring many unique weapons including suicidal snails.
Breakthrough Gaming got the chance to talk to Robin Baumgarten, the creator of Line Wobbler a one- dimensional dungeon crawler which harkens back to the simpler days of gaming.
Breakthrough Gaming got to chat to Dan Pearce, games designer on hard as nails platformer, 10 second Ninja. You can purchase the game by clicking here.
Eliott Johnson showcased his game A Light In Chorus at The Norwich Gaming Festival, a puzzle exploration game with a distinct particle art style.