Organised by Ukie (the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment) and the Mayor of London, the exhibition forms part of the London Games Festival, a series of events celebrating the contribution of the UK to the gaming industry.
London’s Rocksteady Studios, responsible for the massively popular Batman series of games, will be contributing artwork from their most recent title, ‘Batman: Arkham City’ and artists from Bethesda (makers of the Elder Scrolls series) will be making a London vista exclusively for the exhibition.
Also taking part are Shoreditch’s Mind Candy (anyone with children will know about their Moshi Monsters series) and Lionhead (responsible for Fable and the Black & White series). Although they’re not exactly UK-based, Konami are also providing some props and artwork as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Metal Gear Solid series.
After the exhibition closes on 26 October an auction of the pieces will take place, with all the proceeds from sales going to Special Effect, a charity that helps those with disabilities to live more fulfilling lives through games, art and technology.
The Games Art Exhibition will take place in the basement gallery at City Hall, opening at lunchtime on Monday 22 with opening hours on the subsequent days of 9am to 6pm. An unmissable event for computer gamers!