The very first London Games Week has started today, and is aiming to raise the profile of the interactive industry with a number of key events including ECTS at London's Earls Court.


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A number of events are planned for the week, starting with the Game Developers Conference Europe (GDCE) which starts on Tuesday 26th and runs until Friday 29th, and is expected to see hundreds of developers gathered together to discuss various aspects of the business and hear the views of leading industry figures.

Other events include a Games Market where developers will hope to get unsigned titles picked up by willing publishers, a summer ball hosted by GAME, several drinks receptions and parties, and the Develop Awards which reward the talent, innovation and imagination behind games and game technologies.

Main highlight of the week for many is the trade-only ECTS, which sees retailers, press, distributors, publishers and manufacturers all getting together to see the latest product line-up's long before they hit the shelves. This years ECTS looks to be the strongest for a number of years with the return of some major names to the showfloor.

Consumers also get a chance to take part in the games week, with Sony returning for the second year with their PlayStation Experience which is being held alongside the main trade show. Nintendo and the Vodafone live! Arcade are also on-site this year with ECTS related activities, including a stage of the mobile games championship.

GamesPaper will be at ECTS from August 27th, where we'll bring you our opinions on the titles on show, and the latest news from publishers, and if you want to find out more about the London Games Week then you can check out the official website.

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