Sheffield has a long history in gaming, thanks in part to being the original home the world renowned and iconic Gremlin Graphics who produced over 220 titles before being bought out in 1999.
That legacy continues and is currently experiencing a resurgence, spearheaded by the fact we are home to the UK's National Videogame Museum and the British Gaming Institute.
The gaming industry also accounts for part of the city's healthy digital and tech sector - which also has a number of related creative digital organisations all of whom help keep talent and industry flowing through the city with digital film production and animation.
Video games have a long heritage in Sheffield, from Gremlin back in the 80s to Sumo Digital today. And from its humble beginnings, Sumo Digital has grown into a world-beating, multi-award-winning studio since it was founded in 2003.
Sheffield has been a nationally significant centre for online learning and educational technologies since even before the decision to site the University for Industry here in 1998. Since then, there has been a steady stream of talent and new businesses born of this activity, developing resources and platforms for learning across many different industry verticals.
Sheffield Digital Festival is a week long celebration of all that is great about the digital and creative industries within our city and the surrounding region.