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Alongside fun activities, music and entertainment, the opportunity to meet people who work in the games industry will bring the day’s learnings full circle - enabling students to understand how exactly what they are learning today will shape their future careers of tomorrow.

Workshops include making music for video games, motion capture, creating game art and career planning. You can let us know the topics you're interested in when you register for the event and you'll receive your workshop schedule nearer the event.

Festival of Play is taking place at two locations in Salford and Guildford, respectively. To register for the Festival of Play at the Guildford Pavilion on Friday 8 July.

This list includes 7 games from the last 30 years, with 257 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to come to Festival of Play.

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PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3 to PEGI 12
Australian Ratings: G to PG
Genres: Action, Adventure, Brain Game, Communication, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Puzzle, Sequencing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Strategy, Traversal and World Building
Total Likes: 257

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Release Date: 05/04/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks and Cartoon

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the latest in a series of Star Wars-themed games where you run, jump, break and build worlds made of Lego. You work your way through all nine of the Star Wars films unlocking new locations and characters as you go...

FIFA (Series)

Release Date: 15/12/1993, updated in 2021

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Mac, Megadrive, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, 3D Third-Person and Cards

FIFA is one of the two main football video games (the other being Pro Evolution). Each year it's released with improved visuals, more realistic physics and enhanced competitive play. For those that follow the game closely and play it a lot, it offers a...

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Release Date: 07/08/2018, updated in 2018

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Overcooked! All You Can Eat is part of a series of collaborative cooking games for up to 4 players. You must keep talking to other players to coordinate the various elements of the dishes. It starts simply enough but soon gets more complicated as you...

Moving Out

Release Date: 29/04/2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Moving Out is an action-puzzle game where you play a removal company. With up to four players you work together to get items out of the house and into the van. Although this starts simply you soon find furniture that is an awkward shape or needs two...


Release Date: 28/09/2023

Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Wildmender is a world-building game where you unearth the past in the desert. Play involves exploring to discover what has gone before, so you can restore the environment for your future. You work to revive withering plant life, cultivate a garden and...

Dreams (Dreams)

Release Date: 14/10/2019

Out Now: PS4

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Dreams is a creative game where you make your own games and play other people's creations. It's easy to dive in and create something simple using the basic controls, then as your skill and imagination grow the complexity and detail of your games can...

Golf With Your Friends

Release Date: 19/05/2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

Golf With Your Friends is a miniature golf simulation game where you hit your ball around increasingly extravagant and ridiculous courses. Along with the usual putting, your ball can fly a short distance on some courses, and jump to reach new sections...

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