GEEK is a festival of games and play, it has been developed by Marine Studios director Kate Kneale working with her (gamer) son Tom and a team of amazing helpers and supporters. First launched in February 2012 GEEK is held annually in Margate, Kent.


Bigger and better each year GEEK is a huge celebration of games and play. Whether its Mario or Minecraft you will find it at GEEK. There are hundreds of games to play and a full programme of talks and workshops, it's not all about computer games. Knitting, coding, science, drawing, custard, storytelling, music composition, zombie makeup, poetry and much much more have all been part of GEEK.


People come from far and wide to meet friends and family at GEEK. And when they cant come to us we go to them. We packed up GEEK and took it to Singapore Science Centre, Birmingham Custard Factory and more!


Calling Artists, Indie Devs, Technologists, Inventors and Educators, GEEK is a place to Beta test new games and ideas. We recognise that testing work with a live audience is a vital part of the developmental process and we therefore welcome work in all stages of completion.

GEEK2014 was awarded Arts Council Funding to support the creation of four Artist Game Maker Residencies.


They created four brilliant games that were playable at GEEK.

GEEK is presented by HKD and Marine Studios.

In 2013 we packed up our custard and BBC micro computers and headed off to be part of the Singapore Street Festival of Science organised by the Science Centre Singapore.


Over 30,000 people attended the weekend. We took a team from Replay Events, Video Game Carnival Dr George Forster from BoostEd and game developer George Buckingham.

1st Fridays are a great place to test works in progress. They are informal, fun and free.


1st Fridays are regular events, once a month we throw open the studio and invite people in. People meet to test ideas, swap news and show new work. They are interdisciplinary conversations between science and art or across multiple artforms.



Join our two page challenge Adventures in Comics. Games are made when several creative skills come together – sometimes its good to focus on them one at a time. Think storytelling, how words and images work together.


The title for the 5th Adventures in Comics has been announced as 'The Waltzer'


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Phone: 01843 282219

Marine Studios

17 Albert Terrace


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