What is the Fun & Serious Game Festival?
The Fun & Serious Game Festival was established in 2011 as a recognition of the best fun and serious games and, through them, of 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 Fun & Serious Game Festival . With its 2 nd 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 2 nd 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.
Best Video Game Award Gala
On 29 November, there will be a spectacular gala in Bilbao , giving the awards to the best video games of the year. This event will take place at the Campos Elíseos Theatre.
Serious Game Conference and Expo
On 28 and 29 November, the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall in Bilbao is playing host to a 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, from 30 November to 2 December there will be a series of lectures, premieres and activities for all kinds of visitors, turning Bilbao into the Mecca of video games for five days.
In its 2 nd edition, the Fun & Serious Game Festival is meant to strengthen recognition of video games and promote the work done by video game professionals, while giving a boost to the video game industry in Spain .
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.