AlhóndigaBilbao presents the 32 videogames which will be competing in the V hóPLAY International Festival of Independent Games to be held at AlhóndigaBilbao between 27th November and 3rd December. These finalists have been selected from among the 112 creations presented for this 5th edition of the competition to acknowledge and reward the most original creative innovative videogame productions which are playful and educational.
This new edition has an important international presence with the participation of countries like Norway, France, Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, the US and UK. Of the 32 finalist projects, 18 are Spanish, 8 international and 6 Basque.
hóPLAY has established the following prize categories:
• Best original idea award, €5,000
• Best creative design award, €5,000
• Best sound – music award, €5,000
• Best playability award, €5,000
• Best Basque videogame award, €5,000
Furthermore, the hóPLAY finalists will have the opportunity to take part in a novel pitching event which will be held for the first time in the Spanish State, and to present their projects to the international press. In addition they can also win several prizes valued at $8,500 to advertise their product in the international press.
Detailed below are the finalists of each category. We highlight the fact that these categories are non-exclusive, i.e. the same finalist may participate in several sections.