The Southampton Game Fest started as a small team of 5 people, we each put in £50 to hire a small venue and support Special Effect (Charity no; 1121004). Our goal is to support local businesses, small developers and of course have fun. People who show their work with us have moved on to show their games as PAX, EGX and Insomnia. And many of our original team members have moved onto work for the likes of Media Molecule and Multiplay.
Our event is much smaller than most gaming events in the UK, we usually anticipate around 500-1000 people.