The National Videogame Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to develop the role of videogames in culture, education and society.

Heritage & Public Engagement

We operate the National Videogame Arcade, a living museum and visitor attraction dedicated to videogames in the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter. With 5 floors, 3 galleries, licensed bars and event space, the NVA is where everyone is invited to play games, learn about games and be inspired to make games of their own.
Tens of thousands of visitors enjoy the NVA every year.


We deliver GameCity, the world's best-loved videogame culture festival, now in its 11th year.




Policy & Advocacy

We want to make videogames work for everyone.

The National Videogame Foundation exists to celebrate, preserve and interpret videogames for everyone.

Through its pioneering work in curation, exhibition and public engagement, it rediscovers the past and creates a valuable legacy for the future.  

The Foundation aims to inspire new people to make videogames, start new conversations about them, and find new ways in which they can contribute to culture, society and education.

Our founding patrons include Ian Livingstone CBE, Sumo Digital, John Romero, Boneloaf, Chucklefish, Playground Games, William Pugh, Sheridans, Kevin Patterson and Vlambeer.