Over the weekend, the online replacement to 2020’s Covid-cancelled UK Games Expo told us how the event will work.
There’s a Discord and there’s even a /queue command.
Registering to attend Virtually Expo gets you a badge on your UKGE profile. Being signed in to your UKGE profile when you visit Discord means that your first name and the first level of your surname are revealed (even if that’s not your usual Discord username).
Twitch and Zoom are also mentioned.
Virtually Expo is free. That means the event is heavily reliant on sponsors and Asmodee has been announced as the major ones.
Last year, at the UKGE, Asmodee brought over 150 staff to talk about (and sell) over 100 different games.
2020 has been a year of great uncertainty but, from the outset, we’ve been in agreement with the team at UK Games Expo that it’s the people that make the event special – so their safety has to come first. When we heard that Richard, Tony and their team were looking to run Virtually Expo we were eager to be involved.
For years, they have striven to provide a time and a place for the gaming community to come together, so really it was no surprise to hear that a global pandemic wasn’t going to stop them!”
From the outset, we knew we wanted to bring as much of the fantastic and unique atmosphere of UK Games Expo to the virtual event.
Just as we would at the regular show, we’re bringing our great games and amazing stories, from a whole range of the publishers that we represent in the UK.
There’ll be opportunities to play games and have product demos; exclusive interviews and Q&A sessions to enjoy; prizes to win and digital spaces to discuss games while you chat with old friends or make new ones.
We can’t wait to play at Virtually Expo!”
Virtually Expo will run from the 21st August to the 23rd.
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