For most gamers, EGX Rezzed is the opportunity to get your hands on some new games that are yet to be released. It’s also an opportunity to get up close and personal with a few developers and make some new friends.

What was there?

There is always a lot going on at a games conference. Whether you are a gamer trying to get a glimpse of what’s to come, or a developer trying to shake hands with others in the industry, there is no shortage of commotion.

EGX Rezzed is less about business and more about showing off. Big names take up an entire room just to show off their latest and greatest games. Companies like Devolver Digital and Double Fine have a squadron of top-notch PCs just for Gamers to play their games.

There wasn’t much input from the creators or developers of these games. Instead, the individuals representing the companies/games were very much there just to represent. If you had any feedback or thoughts, you were better off keeping them to yourself as not many developers were present in these rooms.

Was it good?

To be brutally honest, yes it was. As with most conferences, there is plenty of fat that could be trimmed to make proceedings better for everyone. But, it’s fair to say gamers that go to these events get to feel one step closer to the industry than if they stayed at home.

You can’t always predict whether a conference is worth your time, but if you have a genuine passion for games, then you should be going. There is enough time in the day for you to get your hands on an incredible variety of games. A few of these titles won’t even be released to the public past 2020!

I would struggle to spend an entire day at an event like EGX as there isn’t much to do beyond play other people’s games, but that’s okay. If you care about the industry and want one-on-one time with games that will be released soon, then it’s a good day out. If you don’t want to shake hands, play new games or meet gaming enthusiasts then perhaps stay home.