EGX celebrates everything that gaming has to offer and caters for an industry that is growing rapidly.
In the UK revenues were $4.2bn in 2017 - and forecast to grow annually by six per cent and London – the home of EGx for the next three years – is at the heart of the country's games industry, with with 614 – or 28 per cent – of the games developer and publisher companies based in the capital. 303,000 developers are based in London – more than are based in many large European countries and 23 per cent of the country’s 255 video game degree courses are held in London.
From eSports to talks by those living right on the cutting edge of game development, to games advice and gaming careers advice, EGX is an event that has it all – hosted in one of the most important gamer locations on the planet.
EGX is a show that brings together exhibitors, developers, playable games, industry professionals and thousands of gaming visitors. It is a platform for launching new games, highlighting new indie titles, hearing from the world's best developers and a wall-to-wall showcase for this innovative and exciting industry. Organised by Reed POP, this consumer show moved to London following feedback from exhibitors and visitors and allowed the organisers to “curate an experience which builds on the quality and scale that fans have come to expect from the show”.
The event occupied almost half of ExCeL London and was genuinely all-encompassing. On the Thursday, a B2B and investment stream was run in partnership with UKIE and the UK Games Fund Development Board. GamesIndustry.biz offered a wide selection of initiatives for creative industry professionals to take part in, including an Investment Summit, Industry Zone and the popular GamesIndustry.biz Careers Fair.
164 video game developers.
291 playable games.
1520 industry professionals.
234 influencers at the show.