EGX Rezzed partners with Epic Games to launch new promotion and exhibition space for Unreal developersDean Barrett on | Tags CommunityNews
Gamer Network, host of the UK’s biggest gaming event, has announced an exciting new partnership with Epic Games for EGX Rezzed 2017, taking place in London’s Tobacco Dock from March 30th-April 1st. Developers creating games with Epic’s Unreal Engine can take advantage of investment funding from Epic to double their exhibition space.
Under the program, the event will feature a new “Powered by Unreal Engine” zone that will showcase many notable games and experiences being built with the award-winning Unreal Engine 4. Developers who sign up on a first come first served basis to exhibit at EGX Rezzed in this new area will have their expo footprint doubled at no additional cost courtesy of Epic.
Launched in 2012, EGX Rezzed has become the UK’s foremost indie game showcase, hosting an eclectic range of titles alongside select AAA exhibitors. Attended by both the general public and representatives from all major publishers and platform holders, it has established an enviable reputation as a venue for developers to debut new and innovative games to both players and the industry at large.
“Unreal Engine is the perfect partner for EGX Rezzed,” commented Matt Styles, Event Director of EGX Rezzed. “We’re really proud of the show’s track record in helping indies find success, and working with Epic is a marvellous new way for us to highlight upcoming releases.”
“As part of our ongoing program to support Unreal developers we’re excited about this new opportunity. It will enable teams to maximise their impact at Rezzed and showcase their creative excellence to the right target audience,” commented Mike Gamble, European Territory Manager for Epic Games.
2017’s show is the biggest yet, opening the London Games Festival with a keynote speech given by Irrational Games’ Ken Levine, who is best known for the Unreal-powered BioShock blockbuster franchise.
EGX is the UK’s largest video games consumer, trade and careers event. Produced by Gamer Network, EGX (and its indie games-focused sibling EGX Rezzed) features playable pre-release games on both PC and console, developer sessions by well-known games designers and the opportunity to chat with developers on the show floor. For those interested in joining the video games industry, the GamesIndustry Fair provides a major platform for educators, employers and recruiters to demonstrate the value of and path to a highly rewarding career. For more information, visit www.egx.net.
About Gamer Network
Founded in 1999, Gamer Network publishes a range of video games websites including Eurogamer.net, the world's leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages. The company publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry.biz and Outside Xbox, a video channel dedicated to the Xbox community and also represents several partner channels and websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com. In addition to its online publications, Gamer Network produces live public events and trade shows including EGX, the UK's largest gaming event and EGX Rezzed, the PC and indie games show. Find out more at www.gamer.network.
About the Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the Unreal Engine brings high-fidelity experiences to PC, console, mobile, VR and the Web. Unreal Engine accelerates the creation of games, applications, visualizations and cinematic content. Download Unreal Engine for free at unrealengine.com, and follow @UnrealEngine for updates.
To book exhibition space at EGX Rezzed:
Mat Lambert, Account Manager
For other enquiries about EGX Rezzed:
Matt Styles, Event Director
Epic Games contact:
Dean Barrett, Bastion