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Azkuna Zentroa selects the 25 finalists for the AzPlay International Festival of Independent Games

Azkuna Zentroa presents the 25 videogames which will be competing in the VIII AzPlay International Festival of Independent Games to be held at Azkuna Zentroa between November 28th and December 3rd.

These finalists have been selected from among the 432 creations presented for this 8th edition of the competition to acknowledge and reward the most original creative innovative video game productions which are playful and educational.

This new edition has an important international presence with the participation of 63 countries.

AzPlay has established the following prize categories:

  • Best original idea award, €5,000
  • Best visual art award, €5,000
  • Best sound-music award, €5,000
  • Best gameplay award, €5,000
  • Best Basque videogame award, €5,000

The members of this year’s jury, are: Teddy Florea, business developer at Nordic Game; Juan Manuel Moreno, founder of Nivel Oculto; Miguel Alva, game exhibition manager at A MAZE Berlin; and José María Martínez Burgos, ‘Hafo’, coordinator at AzPlay.

We highlight the fact that these categories are non-exclusive, i.e. the same finalist may participate in several sections.

Original idea

  • All You Can Eat by Gamechuck, Croacia
  • Distortions by Among Giants, Brasil
  • Figment by Bedtime Digital Games, Denmark
  • Last Day of June by Ovosonico, Italy
  • Lost Words by Sketchbook Games, UK
  • Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules, Austria
  • Rock of Ages 2 by ACE Team Software, Chile
  • Solo by Team Gotham, Spain
  • The Almost Gone by Happy Volcano, Belgium

Visual art

  • Figment by Bedtime Digital Games, Denmark
  • Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules, Austria
  • AntVentor by LoopyMood, Ukraine
  • Dark Train by Paperash Studio, Czech Republic
  • Forgotton Anne by ThroughLine Games, Denmark
  • MARE by Visiontrick Media, Japan
  • Path to Mnemosyne by Devilish Games, Spain

Sound-music

  • Distortions by Among Giants, Brasil
  • Figment by Bedtime Digital Games, Denmark
  • MARE by Visiontrick Media, Japan
  • Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules, Austria
  • Resynth by Polyphonic LP, Australia

Gameplay

  • A Place for the Unwilling by AlPixel Games, Spain
  • Figment by Bedtime Digital Games, Denmark
  • Imagine Earth by Serious Brothers UG, Germany
  • KnightOut by 2nd Studio, Denmark
  • Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules, Austria
  • Rock of Ages 2 by ACE Team Software, Chile
  • Tiny Bubbles by Pine Street Codeworks, USA
  • Zip Zap by Philipp Stollenmayer, Germany

Basque videogame

  • Mindtaker by Relevo Videogames / Virtualware, Basque Country, Spain
  • MOW (Minimal Over Wheels) by Zeus Software, Basque Country, Spain
  • Submersed by Loma Digital, Basque Country, Spain
  • Teotl: Rise of a God by DigiPen’s Rin Tin Team, Basque Country, Spain
  • Unforgiven VR by Delirium Studios, Basque Country, Spain
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