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.
Chief Play officer
Co founder, Gamer-in-Chief
Founder and Director
Chief Play officer
Development Producer – Games and Broadcast
Senior Innovation Strategist
PR and Marketing Entrepreneur
PhD Researcher and Lecturer in Game Design Process
It’s about making the most of the day
Digital Shoreditch isn’t the same as other events. It’s not the usual sit down, zone out, be talked at. We’ve carefully designed each event around three key principles:
1) Interaction: You’ll see that each day has a very full agenda of speakers. That won’t mean death by powerpoint. It does mean that our speakers will give you a short taster of ideas earlier in the day so that you can choose who you want to sit down with for a more indepth roundtable discussion.
2) Matchmaking: You might lock eyes with your ideal (business) partner within seconds of entering the room. But just in case that doesn’t happen we’ll be giving you a helping hand. Once you register you can use the festival app to connect with any of the participants based on mutual interests. Our social theme for this year is ‘making meaningful connections’ so expect plenty of activity on making this happen.
3) Networking: We make sure that there is plenty of time each day for structured and unstructured networking, in 1-1s and small groups. Digital Shoreditch is all about building fruitful relationships. You will walk away with new friends, not just a bunch of handouts.