Train2Game News Meet Tim Schafer

Double Fine’s Tim Schafer is heading to EGX Rezzed where he’ll chat with editor Oli Welsh about his 30 year career in games.

Beginning his career in the late eighties with Lucasarts, Tim made key contributions to a number of hugely influential adventure games including the Monkey Island series, Full Throttle and Grim Fandago.

In 2000 Tim founded Double Fine Productions, a development studio and publisher that has played a role in releasing more than 30 games across multiple formats. Notable projects include the critically acclaimed Psychonauts, Brütal Legend starring Jack Black and remastered versions of several classic Lucasarts titles. The studio is currently working on a sequel to Psychonauts.

EGX Rezzed attendees will be able to watch Tim interviewed on-stage by Eurogamer editor Oli Welsh at 12pm (BST) on Friday 13th April. The session will be live streamed on Twitch and available to watch later on the EGX YouTube channel.

There will be opportunities to take part in meet and greet sessions with Tim across all three days of this year’s event and attendees will also be able to get hands-on with three Double Fine Presents games – life sim Ooblets, hand-painted adventure Knights and Bikes and Gang Beasts, the silly multiplayer party game.

EGX Rezzed is London’s biggest games event, featuring hundreds of playable games with a strong focus on PC and indie titles as well as talks by well known game creators, a career fair offering advice on getting a job in games, board games and more. Tickets are available here.


Train2Game News EGX Rezzed 2017

egxrezzedlogo.jpgGamer Network is delighted to confirm the dates for next year’s EGX Rezzed as 30th March – 1st April 2017. London’s premiere gaming show will return to its home at Tobacco Dock.

Following on from a successful sold out show in 2016, which boasted the biggest collection of indie games together under one roof in the world, next year’s EGX Rezzed will be once again offering a variety of new games, developer talks and cutting edge technology to the capital’s gamers”

CEO of Gamer Network, Rupert Loman said “We are extremely proud of this event which goes from strength to strength each year whilst maintaining its unique atmosphere which gamers and developers have come to love. 2017 will be our 6th year and we plan to be bigger and better than ever”

Tickets for EGX Rezzed 2017 will be announced soon and tickets for EGX at the NEC Sept 22nd – 25th are now available to buy on the website

Train2game News Top 20 EGX Rezzed 2016 Games


Gamer Network is delighted to reveal the fantastic feedback received from its EGX Rezzed attendee survey, further solidifying its position as London’s premier games event.

More than 15,000 enthusiastic gamers joined over 100 exhibitors at the historic Tobacco Dock in East London from the 7th-9th April to celebrate the best of gaming from around the world.
With over 175 playable, pre-release games and experiences from the indie scene sitting alongside blockbuster AAA titles and cutting edge VR technology, EGX Rezzed was a thrilling preview of the year ahead in games.
As part of the exit survey attendees were asked to vote for their favourite game from the event. Total War: Warhammer, the latest in Creative Assembly’s massively popular Total War series, emerged on top and has been crowned EGX Rezzed 2016 Game of the Show.
With a large presence on the show, attendees were treated to the latest playable code over a month before the game’s release in May. John Clark, SVP Commercial Publishing of SEGA Europe said “EGX Rezzed is an incredibly valuable event for Sega to build lasting community awareness for all of our titles. The show plays such a crucial part in the build up to release day bringing the community closer to the fantastic game created by CA”.
Dark Souls III took the runner-up spot, wowing attendees who were delighted to get hands-on with the infamously difficult RPG before its release in mid-April. PlayStation VR was a huge hit with visitors who had the opportunity to try the groundbreaking system way ahead of its worldwide launch in October.
Overcooked! was the highest placed indie title on the list, the game’s fantastic four player co-op mayhem proving hugely popular with the EGX Rezzed crowd. Quantum Break, Remedy’s latest blockbuster, was the centrepiece of Xbox’s large show floor presence and placed fifth in the Game of the Show list.

The full list of the Top 20 EGX Rezzed Games of the Show:

1. Total War: Warhammer (Sega/Creative Assembly)

2. Dark Souls III (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

3. PlayStation VR (Sony)

4. Overcooked! (Ghost Town Games)

5. Quantum Break (Microsoft)

6. Black & White Bushido (Endemol Shine/Ground Shatter)

7. Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Gameforge)

8. Gang Beasts (Boneloaf)

9. Gang Beasts VR (Boneloaf/Coatsink)

10. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (Fatshark)

11. Deceit (Automaton)

12. Snake Pass (Sumo Digital)

13. Stikbold! (Curve Digital/Game Swing)

14. Tokyo 42 (Mode 7 Games/SMAC)

15. RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (Sony)

16. Rocket League (Psyonix)

17. Giant Cop (Other Ocean Interactive)

18. Man O’ War: Corsair (Grumpy Ferret/Evil Twin Artworks)

19. Binaries (Ant Workshop)

20. Esper 2 (Coatsink)

The survey also showed that 94% of attendees would come to a future EGX show. CEO of Gamer Network, Rupert Loman said “It’s fantastic to have another successful EGX Rezzed under our belt. The event goes from strength to strength and continues to grow in both attendee’s numbers and exhibitors, whilst maintaining its rare and unique atmosphere.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from all the people that make this show so special, developers, publishers, investors and most importantly the gamers.”

Dates for EGX Rezzed 2017 will be announced soon. Tickets for EGX at The NEC, Birmingham from September 22nd – 25th are now available to buy on the website

Train2game News EGX Rezzed 2016 Success


Gamer Network is pleased to announce that EGX Rezzed has maintained its position as London’s premier games event with another sold out gala of gaming at Tobacco Dock. More than 15,000 flocked to East London over three days from April 7th to the 9th to enjoy the biggest collection of games in the capital.

Part of the London Games Festival, EGX Rezzed had more than 175 playable and pre-release games, with AAA Blockbusters such as Dark Souls III, Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress, and Total War: Warhammer alongside popular indie offerings such as Shadowhand, The Assembly, The Banner Saga 2, Overcooked and Giant Cop.

EGX Rezzed was also the place to try cutting edge VR tech. In addition to the HTC Vive, a number of games were playable on the Oculus Rift including the public debut of Gang Beasts VR.

PlayStation VR also brought along its Playroom VR suite of experiences to try, along with RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Battlezone and Superhypercube.

The Developer Sessions brought gamers face-to-face with world renowned game creators as they presented their latest projects, took part in panel discussions and answered questions from fans. Sessions included talks from the creators of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst: Inspirations, Dying Light, and Total War: Warhammer. All the sessions were streamed on the EGX YouTube Channel

CEO of Gamer Network, Rupert Loman said “It’s fantastic to have another successful EGX Rezzed under our belt. The event goes from strength to strength and continues to grow in both attendee’s numbers and exhibitors, whilst maintaining its rare and unique atmosphere.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from all the people that make this show so special, developers, publishers, investors and most importantly the gamers.”

Dates for EGX Rezzed 2017 will be announced soon and tickets for EGX at the NEC Sept 22nd – 25th are now available to buy on the website

Train2game News Train2game Student meet up at Rezzed


Attendees heading to Rezzed this year have a great chance to meet and hang out with other students.

One of the biggest indie events on the UK calendar, EGX Rezzed takes place 7-9 April and Train2Game students are using the opportunity to hang out. Train2Game student Richard S is heading up plans to meet up and wants students to get in touch then join him at the event.

Gaming events are a great chance to meet other students; talk courses and games. Students can meet people in a similar situation and potentially work together. It’s great to meet people on the same course and on different courses to hear about their experiences.

There’s a number of amazing things to see at Rezzed, including: all things Indie and VR. It’s good inspiration to get into gaming and to strive forward in completing the course. Meeting up is a real positive and good for personal progression.

Events like Rezzed are a superb chance to interact with the industry and see what games are coming out. It’s a start at networking with the industry, a chance to build confidence.

Richard S spoke to Train2Game about why he is attending and why others should join him.

Richard S, Train2Game student: ‘I am very excited that Rezzed has come around again. I will take in what I can from the event and no doubt this event will give me a lot of drive with carrying on through my course, and even give me ideas with possible future projects I might be a part of.’

‘Since joining up with Train2Game on the Games Developer course I have tried to throw myself right into the industry. I believe that networking is a helpful component to finding work within the games industry. I want to meet Developers, publishers and industry bodies (like UKIE), also other fellow gamers.’

‘I feel that relating to people in a similar situation to myself is a positive: being on a long distance learning course and having a considerable interest for computer games. Meeting up would help me and my motivation for completing the course.’

‘If I meet with other programmers we can discuss how we are finding it and can discuss too possibly how we approach our studies. I feel I could even benefit I think from hearing how other people study even if they are on a different discipline like game design or arts or the QA course.’

‘I’m looking forward to Dead Pixels 2, Gang Beasts, Job Simulator, Orcs Must Dies Unchained, Overcooked (I do like a party game), Total War Warhammer, Warhammer The End Times Vermitide.’

‘These games catch my eye. I would like to see every game on show however and if anyone catches my interest I will hope to try and have a play on it even if a short go. I am keen to see what might be on offer in the Leftfield Collection also which are games that may be a little different from the norm.’

‘I am incredibly keen to have some time with the VR headsets this event as well. I’ve had a few tries with VR before from events. I am incredibly keen to have more time on these again. I find VR to be incredibly exciting as a gamer two fold.’

‘Rezzed is a big deal because this is a video games event from the people behind at They have playable pre-release games for PC and console. A focus on indie titles particularly, developer sessions from people within the industry and The career fair where you can acquire advice relating to getting into the industry. Also the Rezzed sessions I am a fan of where you can get insight into games making, advice for developers and for people looking to get into development.’

‘It’s a chance to find out about the courses other students are studying and what they enjoy about it personally. Talk games, games and possibly a bit more games. Find out if anything in particular has attracted them to Rezzed this year. Get to know each other on a non-course related level too.’

‘I hope to see any other students that are planning on going this year. I have actually made a thread in the forums to try and help us meetup over the three days so feel free to post your interest in there. I hope everyone is doing alright on their courses too. Keep at it and best of luck.’

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Train2game News PlayStation VR at EGX Rezzed


Sony Computer Entertainment UK is pleased to announced that PlayStation®VR will be available to demo at EGX Rezzed during next month’s London Games Festival giving fans the perfect opportunity to experience Sony’s latest entertainment innovation ahead of its October launch.

Taking place from the 7th-9th April at the Tobacco Dock in London, visitors to the PlayStation stand will have the opportunity to experience the upcoming PlayStation VR exclusive software titles recently shown at GDC, and available to demo for the first time in the UK including RIGS: Mechanized Combat League and THE PLAYROOM VR. Additional titles available to demo on the stand include PlayStation®VR Worlds and the first UK hands on opportunities with the VR reboot of first-person tank warfare classic, Battlezone, and first-person puzzler SUPERHYPERCUBE, which will launch first on PlayStation® VR.

In order to experience a PlayStation VR demo at EGX Rezzed and to avoid disappointment, visitors will need to pre-book their appointment.

To be notified when the PlayStation VR demo booking system is live follow @PlayStation UK on Twitter or sign up to receive updates at

All PlayStation VR demo participants will need to be in possession of a valid EGX Rezzed ticket and be 12 or over. A limited number of walk-on demos for THE PLAYROOM VR will also be available across the three days.

Visitors to the PlayStation stand will also be able to try a range of the best digital exclusive games coming soon to PlayStation 4 including Giant Sparrow’s What Remains of Edith Finch, Heavy Spectrum’s Shadow of the Beast, Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival, Invent Games’ Strength of the Sword, Housemarque’s ALIENATION and Dreadbit’s Seraph.

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Train2Game News Ukie Careers Bar Returning


Ukie Careers Bar returns as part of the Career Fair at EGX Rezzed in April 2016

Ukie and, the world’s leading games trade website, are teaming up once again to bring the Ukie Careers Bar to the Career Fair. The long-running partnership will return to EGX Rezzed on 7-9 April 2016 at London’s Tobacco Dock to provide the future generations of games industry talent a valuable insight into how to break into this competitive industry.

Ukie’s popular Careers Bar will feature talks from some of the biggest names in the games industry from their Video Games Ambassador Scheme. The talks will provide expert insight from all areas of the games industry, from games art, programming and design, to publishing careers in PR, marketing and community management. The speaker schedule for the Careers Bar will be announced soon here.

Ukie’s expert Video Games Ambassadors will also be present throughout the Career Fair to provide one-to-one career and portfolio advice on a casual drop-in basis.

The Career Fair is the unique careers and education area at EGX Rezzed. Featuring a range of careers and education exhibitors, accessible advice from developers and educators, and unique networking opportunities, the Career Fair gives everyone a chance to get closer to the games industry.

EGX Rezzed, and the Career Fair and Ukie Careers Bar within it, feature as part of the London Games Festiva l, a new international celebration of UK games between 1-10 April 2016.

CEO of Ukie, Dr Jo Twist, said: “The Ukie Careers Bar is the best way for the next generation of games talent to explore what options they have to break into this competitive industry. The unique chance to gain personalised one-to-one career guidance from the biggest names already working in the games industry is an opportunity that we’re really proud to be able offer people who want to enter the industry. The games industry in the UK is a hotbed of creative and technical talent and we’re looking forward to meeting some more of this untapped, diverse talent and finding them their place in this great sector.”

European Editor of, Dan Pearson, said: “ has really valued the contribution Ukie has made over the last 3 years by running their popular Careers Bar at our Career Fair. The Careers Bar has proved itself to be a core feature of the Career Fair, and it is great to see it back for another show. Also, the fact EGX Rezzed is set to play a role in the wider London Games Festival this year is a tribute to our longstanding focus on supporting careers and education within the games industry.”

Tickets for EGX Rezzed are available now.

Train2Game News EGX Rezzed 2016 Tickets


EGX, producer of the UK’s premiere video games events, today announced that tickets for EGX Rezzed 2016 – in partnership once again with BAFTA– are now on sale.
Running from 7-9th April 2016, EGX Rezzed will build on the enormous success of this year’s event where over 12,000 gamers arrived to play more than 150 PC, console, virtual reality and board games from the likes of PlayStation, Xbox and Blizzard. Further developing the highly popular informal format, EGX Rezzed 2016 will feature more playable AAA and indie games, more Developer and Rezzed Sessions, more after show activities, more devs on the show floor and more free gaming stuff. Over 15,000 visitors are expected to attend.
All the headline features will be present, including the highly successful Career Fair. In 2015 49 Ukie Video Games Ambassadors and BAFTA Crew Games members, plus 8 games industry execs and many exhibitors advised the next generation of games industry professionals – including many school, college and university students – on how to land a career in games.
Visitors to EGX Rezzed 2015 were delighted with the show’s new home at the superb Tobacco Dock, London, reporting the highest ever satisfaction levels of any EGX event. Not only will the venue play host to EGX Rezzed 2016, BAFTA’s headline British Academy Games Awards will bring a touch of red carpet glitz and glamour to the event on Thursday 7th April.

“We can’t wait to return to London’s Tobacco Dock with an upgraded EGX Rezzed 2016”, said Matt Styles, Event Director. “Visitors and exhibitors loved the new and fascinating venue, especially the wonderful sense of gaming community it created. We’ll be building on the success of 2015’s Developer Sessions, which were a revelation. Valve dev Chet Faliszek’s Future of Virtual Reality and PlayTonic’s Yooka-Laylee announcement attracted record-breaking crowds both at the show and online. Developers and publishers are increasingly finding EGX Rezzed the ideal platform for their exclusive announcements”.
Starting from just £10, tickets are available to buy now from the new EGX Rezzed website ( A variety of day and full event passes are available:

●        Thursday day ticket – £10 (lower price as the Developer Sessions begin Friday 8th April)
●        Friday and Saturday day ticket – £13.50
●        Early entry day ticket – £20
●        Three day Super Pass – £30

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Train2Game News Gamer Network reviews EGX Rezzed


Gamer Network, the world’s leading network of independent video games websites and producer of the UK’s premiere video games events, takes a rosy look back at last week’s EGX Rezzed.

Freshly relocated to Tobacco Dock in London’s East End, EGX Rezzed 2015 cemented itself as the premier platform for independent developers to showcase their latest projects, as well as larger publishers to highlight their latest game updates. With the return of established features such as the Developer Sessions, Leftfield Collection and BAFTA Inside Games Arcade, plus the inclusion of new features like the GamesIndustry Fair and Rezzed Sessions, this year’s EGX Rezzed was the best yet for both consumers and exhibitors.

As is tradition, Gamer Network asked visitors to let them know their personal Game of the Show. ArenaNet arrived in force to EGX Rezzed with their newly announced first expansion for Guild Wars 2. With a packed booth for the entire event and a very warm reception from fans, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns wins the EGX Rezzed 2015 Game of the Show.

In celebration of a successful event, the Gamer Network data kings have been gathering numbers:

●        Over 12,000 attendees arrived to play this year’s best games
●        110 exhibitors, from indie developers to AAA publishers, retailers, universities, trade bodies and beyond
●        Over 150 playable games across PC, console, browser and mobile
●        Over 300 screens of gaming
●        20+ VR games and experiences wowed the crowds
●        Xbox attended with 22 playable games in its ID@Xbox range
●        In addition to Game of the Show second place winner Bloodborne, Sony demoed 8 new indie games including Gang Beasts, which placed third
●        BAFTA’s Inside Games Arcade showcased 16 British-developed games
●        More than 300 games were submitted for the Leftfield Collection, of which 24 winning games were selected
●        15 tabletop games featured in the packed Esdevium Games area
●        10 Developer Sessions including Valve’s Vive VR and ex-Rare devs Playtonic’s new platformer
●        More than 60,000 viewers watched the sessions on the EGX Twitch and YouTube channels
●        Over 800 people attended Valve’s Virtual Reality in 2015 session – the largest in EGX history
●        Rezzed Sessions featured 10 informal dev talks including an Alien: Isolation post-mortem
●        8 games industry execs gave careers insight in the BAFTA & Ukie Careers Bar talks, including 3 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits and 1 British Academy Games Awards winner
●        49 Ukie Video Games Ambassadors and BAFTA Crew Games members advised the next generation of games industry professionals on how to land a career in games
●        6 teams competed in the Creative Assembly Game Jam, each given 8 hours to make a game from scratch based on Guardian news stories. Congratulations to Ultra Testibus!
●        The newly released EGX mobile app featured 17,715 game views and features a Google Play rating of 4.4

“This year’s EGX Rezzed provided the most positive feedback of any show in the EGX family. Consumers enjoyed the discovery of a new and fascinating venue and developers enjoyed the opportunity to either take their own space or throw themselves together”, said David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events. “Last week’s show provides the perfect springboard for this September’s EGX, the largest gaming event in UK history”.

Here’s the full top 10 EGX Rezzed 2015 Games of the Show:

1.       Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
2.       Bloodborne
3.       Gang Beasts
4.       Titan Souls
5.       Life is Strange
6.       Beyond Eyes
7.       Not a Hero
8.       Ratz Instagib
9.       Broforce
10.   Big Pharma

All eyes are now on EGX 2015, with ticket sales kicking off at 11:00 GMT (12:00 CET) this Friday 20th March. Set to be the largest UK gaming event ever, EGX 2015 runs from 24th-27th September.

Train2Game News EGX Rezzed Game Jam


Creative Assembly, one of the oldest and largest UK development studios, will once again bring their Creative Assembly Game Jam game development competition to video games event EGX Rezzed on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March.
The Game Jam will reside in the GamesIndustry Fair, which brings educators, employers and recruiters together to inspire the next generation of budding games industry professionals – whether they be students, graduates or those already in employment – towards a highly rewarding career in the games industry.
Partnering with leading media the Guardian for the first time, the Creative Assembly Game Jam is an opportunity for game developers, whether amateur or professional, to spend a day making a game to help inspire and educate the highly engaged and motivated GamesIndustry Fair visitors. Final games will be presented to a panel of prestigious judges from the games industry – including Creative Assembly and the Guardian – and will also be streamed across the Internet via the EGX Rezzed Twitch channel. Following a day of development on Friday, all teams will demonstrate their games in the GamesIndustry Fair area on Saturday 14th March.
In recognition of their achievement, winners will take away some fantastic prizes. One previous success story is Tango Fiesta, a PC/Mac game which grew to life in the first EGX Rezzed Creative Assembly Game Jam and has since gone on to become a critical and commercial success.
“We’re partnering with Guardian to elevate the profile of the Game Jam among developers and the public alike”, commented Sophie Malik, HR Business Partner from Creative Assembly. “We want to show their massive global audience how games can not only be entertaining, but a powerful creative force in the world”.
Guardian Games Editor Keith Stuart added, “The Game Jam at EGX Rezzed represents a fascinating chance to explore the possibilities of games as a medium for news. I think interactive journalism will be as important in the future as data journalism is right now – a revolutionary way to process big stories. This should be fascinating”.
The Creative Assembly Game Jam is intended for individuals and teams who wish to create a game in a day and have it reviewed by a panel of respected games industry professionals. Successful individual applicants will be placed within a team for the Game Jam. Entrants should be over 18 and have some knowledge of making games. Applications to the Creative Assembly Game Jam are open now until midnight on Tuesday 3rd March, with the selected teams being announced the following Friday 6th March. Successful entrants will each receive a complimentary all-show ticket for EGX Rezzed, which includes access to the GamesIndustry Fair.
If you would like to enter as an individual or team of up to five, please register your application here.
If you have further questions about the Creative Assembly Game Jam please contact Sophie Malik ( at Creative Assembly.
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