Thursday 31st May
A fun-filled day on play. Covering the art, science, business and the future of games and gamification.
Aimed at everyone interested in harnessing the power of play, and connecting with the brightest and most respected minds working with game and gamification. Our lineup inclues the best people doing games in London today.
Highlights include opportunities to participate in our mammoth 100 player game, and to connect with the industry’s superstars to share the sources of their inspiration and learn their secrets.
The Play Day Party, organised by Ukie in association with PlayGen follows the day’s talks and other activities. Taking place in Shoreditch’s Big Top, Party guests will have the chance to network with developers, publishers, innovative companies creating new interactive experiences, as well as investors.
The Ukie Play Day Party will be fully interactive and includes Johan Sebastian Jousting courtesy of Wild Rumpus (TBC), 100 player co-operative game Renga by wallFour (TBC) as well as a gaming arcade by Replay Events (TBC).
Award-winning video game radio show and podcast One Life Left will be bringing its celebrated video game karaoke to the Party. Premiered at Nottingham GameCity and fresh from a triumphant appearance at San Francisco’s Game Developers Conference, video game karaoke takes classic singalong songs and makes them about video games.
Discover some of the PLAY day’s stars.
Alex Dale CMO
Kam Star Chief Play officer
Henrique Olifiers Co founder, Gamer-in-Chief
Raf Keustermans Co-Founder, CEO
David Rose CEO
Rob Davis Founder and Director
Jo Twist Chief Executive
Mike Hawkyard Chief Play officer
Martha Henson Multimedia Producer
Mark Sorrell Development Producer – Games and Broadcast
Mario Herger Senior Innovation Strategist
Craig Smith PR and Marketing Entrepreneur
Barry Pilling Company Founder
Chris Lowthorpe PhD Researcher and Lecturer in Game Design Process
Adam Mencwal CEO