Video Game Art Exhibition To Feature In London Games Festival Next Week

I don’t know about anyone else but I can’t think of a better place to host a games festival than inside Boris Johnson’s house. Yes, next week London City Hall, the official residence of the Mayor of London, will host the London Games Festival which will showcase a plethora of video game artwork, some of it never seen before!

The event, organized by Ukie, will feature “exclusive visuals from some of the best games ever made.”

Rocksteady Studios, who are of course based in London, have donated artwork from Batman: Arkham City, Bethesda has commissioned the artists who worked on Dishonored to produce a London vista, and Konami will showcase some Metal Gear Solid artwork as part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Other developers who’ve contributed include Capcom, Lionhead, Mind Candy and Sports Interactive.

Event director Kirsty Payne says the exhibition will be “a stunning fusion of art and interactive entertainment, offering a very different view of an industry pioneered by this country.”

All the artwork will be auctioned off at the end of the exhibition, with all the proceeds going to SpecialEffect, a charity that specialises in making games accessible to people with disabilities.

The exhibition opens at midday on Monday 22nd October and closes on Friday 26th October. Opening times from Tuesday 23rd onwards are 9am – 6pm and it’s completely free of charge should you want to attend!

We’d highly recommend you get yourselves down there at some point if you’re in the London area, there could be some seriously good artwork there!

[Sources: London Games FestivalGuardian; VG24/7]

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