About the Festival
Date: 31st October – 2nd November
Location: Bath Assembly Rooms, Bath, UK
ExPlay represents the independent games development and design industry across the South West of England and beyond. We hold an annual conference that attracts leading speakers from the indie games circuit and support the growth of the industry through bespoke training programmes, business support and networking events throughout the year.
ExPlay is the bond between games academia and games industry, helping students and graduates connect with industry by showcasing the best indie games companies creating opportunities for that new talent whilst building communities through meet-ups and holding Game Jams.
This year, the ExPlay 2012 festival is being held at the Assembly Rooms in the historically playful City of Bath in a stunning Grade I listed building, dating back to 1771. Still adorned with the original Whitefriars crystal chandeliers and housing portraits by Gainsborough, Ramsey and Hoare, ExPlay will be mixing up the historic with the futuristic to create an environment that will showcase some of the finest indie games development talent and games in the UK. The space will be divided into conference, showcase and gameplay zones allowing visitors the chance to interact and network whilst keeping up-to-date with what's hot in the indie games development world.
ExPlay is designed and developed by Korash Sanjideh, and curated by Ella Romanos.
This years festival is delivered by Senior Event Producer Phil Castang.
Technical development by Mutant Labs.
ExPlay Conference has been developed with the following advisory panel:
Ella Romanos - Remode (Chair)
Alex Ryley - Mutant Labs
Thomas Rawlings - Red Wasp
Mike Hawkyard - 4T2 Multimedia
Oli Christie - Neon Play
Gina Jackson - Blushing Blue
Pavla Kopecna - Ladbury PR
Ian Banerstock - Tenshi Consulting
Tony Mott - Edge magazine