Leeds Digital Festival

Over the last few days I have been keeping myself busy with various work but now I’m finally able to blog about a lovely event which a few of us where able to attend not to long ago.

Leeds Digital Festival is an event in Leeds which was set up in order to celebrate, expose and allow people to understand the various and exciting things that sits within the Digital industry being animation, web, film or design.
This particular event was running with the Leeds Digital Festival but held at ‘Bloom’ by Simon Wilson. Bloom is a Leeds based Digital Marketing Agency working in various digital forms as they mention on their website…

For ecommerce, lead generation, entertainment and home improvement businesses, Bloom is the only digital discovery agency that truly understands what’s now and what’s next in digital innovation. This means that we can deliver relentless return on invention for our clients.

We are a team of specialists who invent, pioneer and deliver digital solutions. We work in partnership with academic institutions, thought leaders and technology think-tanks to discover new processes and new solutions. But it’s more than that – whilst we understand the nitty gritty academic theory, we also understand what makes consumers really tick. This leaves us in an unique position where we can align businesses with the opportunities that the ever-changing technology landscape presents, always putting our clients’ customers first.

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we see it as our duty to help them on their digital discovery journey. We don’t mind where they’re at – from the brand launch pad of website build, SEO and social media, to the digital stars of predictive CRM and big data, we’re there every step of the way. A bit like Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, we work in partnership with our clients to discover what’s next together and overcome any hurdles (or space monsters) along the way.

We were welcomed into their lovely studio in which we were invited to a screening of ‘The Indie Game Movie’. I’d heard about the documentary style film awhile ago as it contains a few games I have come to love as well as just sounding very interesting.

(Image from Bloom’s Twitter)

It was a really nice event, although not a great deal of people had turned up it was interesting to talk to everyone after the film as well as it being such a nice relaxed and informal screening in which we got pizza and drinks!
The film was really interesting but funny at the same time with possibly some unintentional humour, it peered into a very hidden world which some people don’t understand or generalise. It was great to see such a ‘human’ side of the indie games industry that has built up and increased dramatically over the last few years and puts a lot of ideas, thoughts and how much time and passion these people really do put into what they want to create. I now also have a few more games that need adding to my list…

Here’s a trailer for the film…

Indie Game: The Movie Official Trailer from IndieGame: The Movie on Vimeo.

If you’d like to check out more on Bloom here’s a link to their website and Twitter…


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