Virgin Media Games Space

Game time! Virgin Media is launching a new gaming hub throughout September in the heart of London’s technological Silicon Roundabout.

Virgin Media Games Space is a pop-up games hub and is being created for games players and developers alike. It will include games to play, industry talks and workshops to help create and inspire the next generation of gaming developers.

New technology will be on display with all visitors having the opportunity to experience the latest in virtual reality gaming courtesy of Oculus Rift. There will also be the chance to test yet-to-be-released indie titles Super Pole Riders, There Shall be Lancing and Krautscape to name a few.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Week 1 – Lifelites Game Jam, a 24-hour developer session to produce games for children with limited mobility.
  • Week 2 – Cello Fortress showcase
  • Week 3 – New Sony Entertainment titles, Beyond: Two Souls (PS3), Tearaway (PS Vita)
  • Week 4 – Arcade Jam – Games collectives and artists from all over Europe will come together to build DIY arcade machines and games. See the results at VMGS, all week from September 17th – 21st

If you want to attend any of the organised events, you can secure a place from the 19th August at – I can see this as a great event to take your kids along to, especially if they have any interest in gaming and want to break into the industry, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Richard Larcombe of Virgin Media had this to say about the event:

“We’re excited to be able to provide a space where anyone can come and play games all day long but also where visitors can come and learn or be inspired by experienced developers from across the industry. The digital world is creating incredible job opportunities as well as entertainment for people and the rise of the British gaming industry is something to be proud of. This is going to be a unique place for people to use who’ve got the same passion for gaming we have. Whether it’s to debate, develop, or push the boundaries of new technologies, Virgin Media Games Space will provide something for everyone no matter their gaming abilities.”

The FREE Virgin Media Games Space will open it’s doors to the public on 27th August until 21st September and will be open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-7pm. After the 21st it will be re-homed to take centre stage and showcase the best parts at this years Eurogamer Expo which runs from 26-29th September at Earls Court, London.


Check out our latest update on Eurogamer Expo here.

Reporter: JMS1701

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