The Southampton Game Fest is the brainchild of Patrick Day-Childs AKA "Custard Trout", he gathered up some of Southampton's top gaming talent and started up the event. Patrick has been working in the gaming industry since he was 13, he quickly became recognisable throughout the industry as one of the youngest but best performing journalists. Patrick has also worked on several high profile games series including Assassin's Creed, Gears of War and Battlefield.
Jack Gawn has been running events on behalf of the Nintendo community for several years and has continued to work on Southampton Game Fest, bringing a unique hands-on feedback approach.
Many of the team have moved into full-time positions in the gaming industry for companies such as Ubisoft and Media Molecule.
We also run the Hampshire Gaming Hub which works with communities and companies in Hampshire to utilize gaming for events, below is coverage of previous events we have run.