158 videogames from the 5 continents opt for the AzPlay awards Congratulations to AzPlay 2015 winners!
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Azkuna Zentroa selects the 27 finalists for the AzPlay International Festival of Independent Games

Azkuna Zentroa presents the 27 videogames which will be competing in the VI AzPlay International Festival of Independent Games to be held at Azkuna Zentroa between 26th November and 1st December.

These finalists have been selected from among the 158 creations presented for this 6th 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 Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the US, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland and Republic of Argentina.

AzPlay 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

The members of this year’s jury, are: Oscar Barda, CEO of Theme Games and Consultant at La Gaite Lyrique in Paris; Juan Carlos Rodríguez, CEO of faseextra.com; and Daniel Parente, Founder of Bootstart and CEO of Hydra Interactive.

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

Original idea

  • ‘A Song for Viggo’, SaintandSimon (Sweden)
  • ‘Aboard The Lookinglass’, Henry Hoffman (United Kingdom)
  • ‘Barbantxo’, Logela Multimedia (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘Bokida’, Rice Cooker Republic (France)
  • ‘Cloud Chasers’, Blindflug Studios (Switzerland)
  • ‘Desesparados’, Gameswork (Spain)
  • ‘Lyriko’, Skilight Games (USA, Japan, Spain, Armenia, Romania)
  • ‘MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition’, Mind Dev Team (Spain)
  • ‘Mushroom 11’, Untame (USA)
  • ‘PANORAMICAL’, Fernando Ramallo & David Kanaga (USA, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, Turkey)
  • ‘Prune’, Joel McDonald (USA)
  • ‘Sunset’, Tale of Tales (Belgium)

Creative design

  • ‘Future Unfolding’, Spaces of Play (Germany)
  • ‘Los Ríos de Alice – versión extendida’, Delirium Studios (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition’, Mind Dev Team (Spain)
  • ‘PANORAMICAL’, Fernando Ramallo & David Kanaga (USA, Argentina, México, Germany, Turkey)
  • ‘Pavilion’, Visiontrick Media (Sweden, Japan)
  • ‘Prune’, Joel McDonald (USA)
  • ‘Sunset’, Tale of Tales (Belgium)
  • ‘Thumper’, Drool (USA, Korea)

Sound-music

  • ‘Future Unfolding’, Spaces of Play (Germany)
  • ‘MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition’, Mind Dev Team (Spain)
  • ‘PANORAMICAL’, Fernando Ramallo & David Kanaga (USA, Argentina, México, Germany, Turkey)
  • ‘Pavilion’, Visiontrick Media (Sweden, Japan)
  • ‘Sunset’, Tale of Tales (Belgium)
  • ‘Thumper’, Drool (USA, Korea)
  • ‘WildeBeest Revenge’, gotostudio (Spain)

Playability

  • ‘Divide By Sheep’, Victor Solodilov & Denis Novikov (Ukraine, Russia)
  • ‘Downhill*’, Screen Implosion (Germany)
  • ‘Future Unfolding’, Spaces of Play (Germany)
  • ‘Islabomba’, Sons of a Bit Entertainment (Spain)
  • ‘MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition’, Mind Dev Team (Spain)
  • ‘PANORAMICAL’, Fernando Ramallo & David Kanaga (USA, Argentina, México, Germany, Turkey)
  • ‘Party Hard’, Pinokl Games (Ukraine)
  • ‘Pavilion’, Visiontrick Media (Sweden, Japan)
  • ‘Prune’, Joel McDonald (USA)
  • ‘Sunset’, Tale of Tales (Belgium)
  • ‘Thumper’, Drool (USA, Korea)

Basque videogame

  • ‘8DAYS’, Santa Clara Games (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘Barbantxo’, Logela Multimedia (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘BIOMECHANICAL PEST’, ZEUS SOFT (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘Biopatrol’, Ginkgo (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘DANA’, Crystalizer Games (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘Los Ri­os de Alice – version extendida’, Delirium Studios (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind’, Delirium Studios (Spain/Basque Country)
  • ‘Walikale’, Flying Dodos (Spain/Basque Country)
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