After The Storm…. London’s Radius Festival

By Alec Meer on June 12th, 2014 at 9:00 am.

Last year it was Etoo, this year it’s Radius and the bulk of it is no longer happening at the same time as the LA monster that is E3, but the purpose is the same – interesting games and nice people at a fairly relaxed, and free, event in That London.

I’m afraid you’ve missed the initial bit, which was basically a co-ordinated piss-up while everyone watched the E3 pressers, but next week, near Leicester Square, they’re running a curated and revolving exhibition of games big and small, on multiple platforms. It’s free entry and there’s different stuff on each day, so if you’re in town it’s definitely worth popping in to remind yourself that the games industry isn’t all decapitation and claiming that women are too expensive.

There are also evening chatshows, as it were, talking about all things games, which you can either bagise an also-free ticket to join the live audience thereof, or watch it live here. Also promised are “inspirational mini talks, workshops, reports from the other Radius events, and live links to different locations during our Radius Live Internet show.”

Games and guests have yet to be announced, which I have to say is a rather missing a trick this late in the day, though a few have been mentioned via Radius’ Twitter account. Honestly, I have no idea what’ll actually fetch up there, but it sounds like a giggle and a promising antidote to the boisterous overload of E3. The idea is just to go and have a nice time with some nice games, and if you’re a nice person presumably that appeals to you.

19th – 21st June, White Space Venue, 5 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7HY, again tickets are free and can be applied for here.

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    Lexx87 says:

    Just a quick note sir Alec, I don’t think the audience member tickets are free.

    I can only find the £25 audience member VIP ticket on the site, so I think only the Day tickets are free unfortunately.

    • Spilt Milk Studios says:

      I believe you’re correct there :D

      If you pay for the aid tickets you get free games codes from Mastertronic too though, including Richard & Alice, 0rbitalis & Tango Fiesta ;)

      I’ll be there on the Friday showing a new build of the game off, getting some good honest feedback from players so do say hi if anyone from RPS makes it along!

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    Tom De Roeck says:

    Whee.

    And I’ll be there with the Minecraft Cocktailbot! (throughout the entire festival)

    oh and RE: the ticket stuff: entry is free. but there might be a lot of people. And the evening stuff isnt free. but worth it. And we still havent covered all the costs. Central London is fucking expensive, dear me. So those aid tickets could really come in handy, and they get you a free drink and two games and stuff.

    YES THE DRINK ALSO APPLIES TO THE MINECRAFT COCKTAILBOT.

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    Tom De Roeck says:

    Whee.

    And I’ll be there with the Minecraft Cocktailbot! (throughout the entire festival)

    oh and RE: the ticket stuff: entry is free. but there might be a lot of people. And the evening stuff isnt free. but worth it. And we still havent covered all the costs. Central London is fucking expensive, dear me. So those aid tickets could really come in handy, and they get you a free drink and two games and stuff.

    YES THE DRINK ALSO APPLIES TO THE MINECRAFT COCKTAILBOT.

    PS: sorry for the double post, the comment system is buggered again. Tried to edit, didnt work.