The Yorkshire Games Festival returns this November

Includes speakers from TT Games, Frontier, and Naughty Dog.

The Yorkshire Games Festival is back for a second year, running from November 8th to November 12th, and a full schedule of events has now been revealed.

The five-day festival, which is designed to celebrate games, culture, design, and production, will be held at the The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, and promises a broad range of special guests, workshops, and master classes.

Its current schedule of speakers includes veteran members of Frontier Developments, Criterion, Ninja Theory, TT Games, and Naughty Dog, among others.

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Sumo Digital's Sean Millard and Sebastiaan Liese at last year's event.

Ninja Theory's commercial director Dominic Matthews will be discussing the challenges of tackling mental illness in Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice, for instance, while Frontier's Louise McLennan and Sebastian Hickey will examine Elite Dangerous' user interface design.

Elsewhere, legendary composer David Wise will discuss his 30-year career in video games music, and Martin Korda, who has written for the likes of Destiny 2, FIFA 18: The Journey, and Fable: The Journey, will offer advice for budding writers.

Outside of talks, the show will host a business networking event, Minecraft workshops, a live-action role-playing game called The Displaced, comedy gameshow Wifi Wars, and more. There's a full programme of events over on the official Yorkshire Games Festival website.

Day Pass tickets cost £40 or £35 with concessions, and a full festival pass costs £75 or £65 with concessions.

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