What to expect from London’s premiere indie gaming event
London’s biggest Independent focused gaming event, EGX Rezzed, will be opening its doors tomorrow and IIG will be there to keep you up to date on all the action. Running since 2012 the PC and indie game show spin-off of the Eurogamer Expo offers visitors a smaller albeit more personal experience. Featuring developer sessions by well-known game designers and the opportunity for visitors to chat with developers on the show floor, EGX Rezzed gives you the chance to meet the creators of some of 2017’s best indie games.
What’s on at the Event?
Rezzed will feature a whole host of gaming goodness for you to get your eager hands on. Ranging from tiny student startups to some of the world’s biggest developers Rezzed will feature presentations from world famous game designers, as well as a host of other video game related activities. Check out our breakdown below.
Let’s start off with what really matters, the games. Rezzed offers an eclectic mix of games with a strong focus on indie titles, giving you a chance to play some of this year’s biggest hits before they get released. Here are a couple of our personal picks to look out for.
A Light In Chorus
A Light In Chorus is an interesting looking first-person adventure game where you explore a world made up of dots of data sent to you via the contents of a crash-landed time capsule. It was this distinctive art style that really caught our eye with this one, should be intersting to see how far it has come.
Little Nightmares is a stylish, dark, puzzle platform game developed by Tarsier Studios that came to our attention at EGX in 2016 due to the bizarre and fascinating world it portrayed. With it releasing next month there seems like no better time to check out how it’s looking.
Although some people may not see Sonic Mania as an indie game we feel it embodies the spirit of what independent games are all about. It’s good to see our old blue friend returning to his roots with gameplay reminiscent of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games on the Sega Genesis. We can’t wait to see how the blue icon of 90’s gaming is getting on.
Set in a future Tokyo this stylish game will see you become an assassin striving to uncover a dark conspiracy. Featuring a cool art style Tokyo 42’s minimalist, isometric perspective is reminiscent of games like Syndicate and GTA 1. This one has definitely got our retro senses tingling, we’re looking forward to seeing more at the show.
Yooka Laylee has been around for awhile now after being announced on Kickstarter back in 2015 raising over 2 million in pledges, showing the world that there was still a demand for classic 3D platform games and we can’t wait to see more.
Of course, there are many other diverse titles on offer. You can check out the full list of games right here.
Also don’t forget to check out the Leftfield Collection, which offers visitors a chance to see something a little different than what you might usually expect.
Meet the creators & Developer sessions
What sets Rezzed apart in comparison to other gaming Expos is the chance to meet face-to-face with the developers on the show floor and discuss the games with the creators as you play them. The event also features developer sessions and rezzed sessions up on the big stage, which offer in-depth details on game development from the people who make it happen.
Careers Advice & Guidance
If you’re looking for a career in the games industry then Rezzed is the place to be. You can get expert advice from the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair and the Rezzed Sessions, or chat with recruiters, publishers and developers direct. Your options don’t end there, though, you can visit the Ukie Careers Bar and get behind-the-scenes insight into game making, and advice for those looking to get into development.
Looking for a little something more after the event? Then check out one of the Rezzed after parties on Friday & Saturday night, held in conjunction with Joypad. Friday night will be Cinedouken, an interactive movie experience, featuring none other than classic 90’s film Street Fighter: The Movie. Saturday night will be #SUPERWAREHOUSE, which is described as a retro gaming, twitter trending, dance-off inducing extravaganza. Both will grant access to a catalogue of retro games for you to play, as well as there being food and drink available at the venues. If you’re interested you can check out the after parties here.
So there you have it, that covers all the major themes of the event, but don’t be surprised if there’s Cosplay events, board games and the usual merchandise for you to peruse as you walk around the event too. You can expect full coverage from us including live videos of the show floor, interviews and photos of the event and after parties.