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Gaming for good at Rezzed 2017

Rezzed 2017 starts this morning at Tobacco Dock in London. Over the next three days, thousands of attendees will be hitting the show floor to play loads of pre-release games by talented independent creators. Developer sessions will give visitors an insight into what goes into making a video game, while the Career Fair will give them the opportunity to find out what it takes to work in the industry.

Several members of our team will be there to experience all that the expo has to offer. The thing I love most about Rezzed is the atmosphere, which is kind of like EGX but different: it’s not so noisy, there aren’t as many publishers trying to push their wares into your face and there’s a real vibe of support for independent developers. Everyone is really friendly and open for a chat, and it’s possible you’ll come away with some new friends (this is how I first met Tim).

For half of the event I’ll be volunteering on the stand for the awesome SpecialEffect. We may have written about their work several times on our blog but it’s events like this that give people the opportunity to see it up close for themselves. This will be the third time I’ve volunteered for the charity now and I’m looking forward to seeing what the days will bring: last year I helped attendees play Minecraft with their eyes, while Ben started up a Rocket League tournament where you could play using only your chin.

I’ve heard that we’ll be showing off Abzu and Towerfall Ascension this time around, two great titles that I haven’t yet had the chance to experience myself – so I’ll definitely be taking the opportunity to try them out! If you’re at Rezzed today or on Saturday morning, please do stop by the SpecialEffect stand and say hello.

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Since playing The Secret of Monkey Island as a kid, Kim has since been a huge fan of point-and-click adventures for over 25 years - as well as wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets. Find her on Twitter, Steam and PSN at @kissingthepixel.

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