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Edinburgh Interactive Festival to skip 2013

Thursday, 11th July 2013 22:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

For the first time in a decade, the Edinburgh Interactive Festival is taking a year off.

MCV reports UK trade bodies UKIE and TIGA confirmed the rest year today.

The EIF is usually held in late August, and celebrates Scottish-made games as equally relevant to other local media, but did not find a sponsor this year.

Instead, the Scottish industry will be represented by other events like Dare to be Digital and Indie Fest, while UKIE and TIGA turn their attention to larger-scale events like gamescom.

UKIE CEO Dr. Jo Twist said the EIF will be back next year.

“We’re still involved with what’s going on in Scotland and look forward to bringing a big industry event back to Scotland next year,” she said.

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4 Comments

  1. II2awRz

    There are alot of smaller events in scotland just very unknown, hopefully soon we can get a bigger event, for now the closest thing we have is eurogamer which is in london this year.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. For Blood

    They may take our Edinburgh Interactive Festival, but they will never take our FREEDOM!!!!!!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 +1

    #3 1 year ago
  4. For Blood

    @3

    Thank you, but I think it should be a .5 since I am American.

    #4 1 year ago

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