Roucan has announced that its WASD event will return next March as part of the London Games Festival.
It will take place between March 30, 2023 and April 1, 2023 at the Truman Brewery, which is its largest venue to date. Roucan promises that the event will feature “successful releases from developers like Devolver, as well as a wide range of early game code from a wide range of publishers and developers”.
According to Roucan, WASD 2023 will feature hundreds of new playable games from around the world, a well-known publisher showcase event called Games Finance Market, the London Dev Conference, as well as the return of WASD Curios, a games art gallery. and “the industry party to end all industry parties” with “all the fun and buzz of Shoreditch and East London”.
The upcoming event will also be in partnership with NetworkN and will feature activities from game outlets PCGamesN, Wargamer, and Pocket Tactics.
“Earlier this year, the inaugural WASD helped the London Games Festival prove that the city’s video game scene is in excellent health – with creators, backers and fans all coming together to celebrate their shared passion. ” said Michael French, director of the London Games Festival. “We look forward to supporting and sharing this excitement once again for the 2023 event by bringing our flagship game funding marketplace to the Truman Brewery.”
“WASD has been so successful in 22, we are excited to expand the offering beyond just playable games. WASD Careers is a new string to the bow, aiming to close the skills gap and give more visibility to students,” added Matt Styles, WASD Event Director. “The addition of the London Dev Conference ensures that we offer the development community a full range of activities to participate in, as well as a great celebration of industry. It’s exciting to see.