From Ludocity
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Event type: Festival
Location: Bristol, England
Frequency: Annual
Run by: Simon Johnson
Website: Igfest

Igfest is the festival of interesting and experimental games, with a particular focus on Street Games and Pervasive Games.

Igfest draws on games developed at Iglab, the monthly pervasive gaming laboratory.


The first Igfest took place in Bristol from the 19th-21st of September 2008 as part of the Bristol Festival, and was dedicated to bringing urban games to the public and allowing them to rediscover the city through play.

Games played at the festival included Holla-Lulu, Congestion Zone, HipSync and Journey to the End of the Night.


From the 11th to the 13th of September Play is Back...

This september "You’re on it" as we turn the whole city into our playground – join in a whole weekend of playing with the city itself at igfest '09, the international street games festival that will turn Bristol's Harborside into a giant playground.

Some games will test your stamina, others will challenge your wits. Some will have rich themes and narratives whilst others just ask you to throw paint at each other. Some games last for hours and others take just a few minutes, some games are high tech and some use no tech.

Our promise to you is that all the games are friendly, fun and absolutely FREE. Get your game face on.


17-18th of September 2010. It's igfest 3 and the city is your playground. Zombie chase game 2.8 Hours Later is the big event and the festival as a whole offers loads of exciting and silly games to choose from. Bring your family, bring your friends, and come out and play with us!


Igfest ran for two days over the weekend of the 28th of May, with several runs of 2.8 Hours Later starting on the Thursday evening.


Igfest 2008, in ninety seconds.