- 2013-02-19 16:23
The Fun & Serious Game Festival was established in 2011 to recognise the best fun and serious games of the year and, through them, the work of artists, developers, directors, producers, and all the professionals in the video game industry.
November is the month of video games thanks to the 3rd Fun & Serious Game Festival, which is becoming a leading event in the sector in Southern Europe.
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.
Best Video Game Award Gala
Once again, the Campos Elíseos Theatre is playing host to the spectacular Award Gala for the best video games of the year. It will be a red-circled event on the calendar of the video game industry, an evening dedicated to the ‘Academy Awards for Video Games’.
Serious Game Conference
The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall in Bilbao is another of the venues of the 3rd Fun & Serious Game Festival, playing host to the professional conference on SERIOUS GAMES, drawing leading figures in this sector. The event is meant to be a meeting point for networking among professionals in this industry.
Activities for All and Sundry
Also, there will be a series of lectures, premieres and activities for all kinds of visitors, thus turning Bilbao into the Mecca of video games for five days. To this we should add an e-sports tournament and an expo zone to try the latest game releases.
Built in the early twentieth century (1901-1902) during the expansion of Bilbao and the development of the “Ensanche,” this theatre was designed by local architect Alfredo Acebal.
Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is one of the finest examples of the avant-garde in twentieth-century architecture...
AlhóndigaBilbao houses one of the city's most representative buildings, a cultural and leisure space with a varied offering for everyone visiting it.
the Euskalduna has been awarded several international prizes, including the prestigious Apex Award for “World's Best Convention Centre”, granted in 2003 by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), with representation from over 50 countries around the world.