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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 UKs National Videogame Museum and the British Gaming Institute. The Museum itself is a fully playable, immersive site adjoined with the Kommune food hall. It’s an incredibly easy way to while away the hours - either in nostalgia with the old archive games, or by learning about the modern and educational side of gaming which the institute promotes.
Continuing the commercial side of things are some of the world's leading game developers such as Sumo Digital, as well as Sheffield Hallam University being PlayStation First Partners with the world's largest Playstation Education Lab opening in 2014, and their own in-house studio, Steel Minions.
Whilst not gaming per-se, it helps that there are a number of related organisations like Zoo Digital, Jellyfish, Red Star 3D and Finger Industries - all of whom help keep talent and industry flowing through the city with digital film production and animation.
If you'd like to read more on the history of the gaming scene in Sheffield please head to Mark Hardisty's comprehensive blog here.