Insomnia Gaming Festival | A Celebration Of Gaming



Please be aware – the photography included on this page is taken from previous events. For the most up-to-date announcements, see the sections below


It wouldn’t be much of a Celebration of Gaming without the games! At Insomnia Gaming Festival you can get your hands on the latest and greatest games from the biggest publishers and developers in the gaming world.


There is nowhere better to discover the hidden gems of gaming than Indie at Insomnia Gaming Festival! If you’re looking to get your hands on some creative, unique games made by dedicated small studios and independent developer teams, this is the place to be!

Are you an Indie developer or publisher looking to show off your game at Insomnia? Apply to bring your game here!


Sometimes you just want to sit down and chill out, at Tabletop you can do exactly that and play some board/card games with your friends! Whether you’re a Yu-Gi-Oh master duelist or a Magic: The Gathering noob, looking to hoodwink your friends in One Night Ultimate Werewolf or just relax with some Catan, the Tabletop Zone has all the space and games to get a great session going.

All the games on display for you to play are also available to buy and take home with you. So if you’re not ready for the fun to end then speak to the amazing people on the stand to find out how you can take a slice of Tabletop home with you.

Firestorm Cards Specialises in Singles for Magic the Gathering and Dice Masters. We are also the UKs largest stockists of Warcraft Loot Cards. We also specialist in table top games.


Do you have fond memories of Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong high score? Did your thumbs fall off as a child playing Contra? Was NBA your Jam? Or maybe you haven’t got a clue what we’re talking about and would love to know more.

Retro at Insomnia is the place to relive your childhood memories (or find out what your dad means by ‘Space Invader Champion’). If you can vaguely remember it, it’s almost guaranteed to be part of our Retro Zone, and all free to play. Past games on display have included F-Zero, Donkey Kong, Taiko: Drum Master, PaRappa the Rapper, Excitebike, Frogger, Bubble Bobble, Double Dragon, Out Run, Castlevania, and much more. So many more, that if we listed them all here we’d double our web hosting bill!

Providing the very best in retro console gaming, Gaming Retrobution are back with all your classic favourites such as:

Nintendo 64
Mega Drive
PlayStation 1
PlayStation 2
Xbox Original

Check out the list of playable retro games at here!


The VR Zone has changed into something new… something different… Introducing; Immersion at Insomnia Gaming Festival!

For those gaming experiences that make you FEEL the game. Virtual Reality experiences, racing simulators and more to keep you immersed (see what we did there) in the biggest titles in gaming!

HADO is the world’s first techno sport which combines sport and gaming using augmented reality (AR) technology and creates a whole new dimension to the world of sports as we know it. It is a unique sport that can be played by anyone, young or old, able or physically challenged.

Shopping Basket


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