- 2012-06-19 18:26
November is the month of video games thanks to the Fun & Serious Game Festival. With its 2nd edition this year, the Festival is becoming a leading event in the sector in Spain. Awards are given to the best video games in entertainment and other industries. The latter are the so-called ‘Serious Games,’ using video game technologies in developments for education, health, aerospace, culture and many other sectors. The awards are meant to debunk stereotypes about video games and give a well-deserved boost to the video game industry.
In its 2nd edition, the Festival is being held in Bilbao again, drawing games and game lovers from all over the world. Last year, the competition was open to European developments only, but now games developed anywhere on Earth will be eligible for the awards.
Two entry forms are now available to candidates:
FUN video games:
A few months ahead of the Festival, in an effort to make it as interactive an event as possible, a competition has been organised to choose the best official poster design. Candidate posters can be entered on the official website at www.funandseriousgamefestival.com
Based on the Festival’s logo, everybody can design their own poster. The winner will have their design turned into the official poster; besides, they will get a cash prize of €1,500. Entries can be submitted until 22 June.
The Fun & Serious Game categories have increased to 20:
Best Fun/Entertainment Video Games
• Best PlayStation 3 Game
• Best PC Game
• Best Xbox 360 Game
• Best Wii U Game
• Best PlayStation Vita Game
• Best Nintendo 3DS
• Best Mobile/Tablet Game
• Best Action Game
• Best Adventure Game
• Best Role-Playing Game
• Best Family Game
• Best Online/Web Game
• Best Children’s Game
• Best Sports Game
• Best Video Game Soundtrack
• Best Video Game Script
• Fun Game of the Year
Best Serious Games
• Best Health Video Game
• Best Educational Video Game
• Best Simulation/Corporate/Business Video Game
• Best Cultural/Tourism Video Game
The Festival’s Award Gala and a series of parallel activities will turn Bilbao into the Mecca of video games for a few days. There will be a conference on serious games, drawing some of the leading figures in the sector. People will be able to attend lectures by specialists and presentations of state-of-the-art video games.
Everybody staying in Bilbao from November 26 to December 2 will be able to participate in the Fun & Serious Game Festival’s activities, taking place at different venues in town.
For more information, please contact
La Porteria de Jorge Juan
Trini Solano email@example.com
María Guisado firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocío Solano email@example.com
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