The Bristol Digital Game Lab was formally launched on Wednesday 7 September 2022 in the beautiful surroundings of Clifton Hill House, following a successful full day workshop on game accessibility. The event was opened by Professor Hilary Carey, the Faculty of Arts Research Director, who spoke about how play is essential to the human condition. Attendees also heard about the vision for the Game Lab, including the focus on networking, partnerships, research, and innovation. Xiaochun and Richard also shared their inspiration for starting up the Lab (hint, they both love games, work in the same Faculty, and happen to have research interests in gaming!). The remainder of the event was given over to networking between local game developers, academic researchers in Bristol and Bath, and industry professionals. Our thanks to all who came.