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AzPlay 2016 rules

Azkuna Zentroa has put the 7th edition of the AzPlay International Festival of Independent Games in motion. AzPlay has become consolidated as the international reference for the promotion of new projects, awarding prizes every year to the most original, creative and innovative independent videogames of the moment. Over 500 projects from the 5 continents have been…

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Congratulations to AzPlay 2015 winners!

We already know the winners of the VI edition of AzPlay 2015 International Festival of Independent Games: – Best Original Idea: ‘Sunset’, Tale of Tales (Belgium) – Best Creative Design: ‘Pavilion’, Visiontrick Media (Sweden, Japan) – Best Sound: ‘PANORAMICAL’, Fernando Ramallo & David Kanaga (USA, Argentina, México, Germany, Turkey) – Best Playability: ‘Future Unfolding’, Spaces…

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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…

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158 videogames from the 5 continents opt for the AzPlay awards

158 projects have signed up for the sixth edition of AzPlay, the International Festival of Independent Games organized by Azkuna Zentroa. The videogames are from 30 countries dotted over the 5 continents: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the US, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore,…

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The period for presentation of the projects has closed

Today, 30th September 2015, is the closing date for the presentation of projects for AzPlay, the 6th International Festival of Independent Games. The projects opt for the 5 awards of 5000 euros each established by the Competition: best original idea, best creative design, best sound-music, best playability and best Basque videogame. From now on, a…

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The 6th edition of the International Festival of Independent Games is in motion

Azkuna Zentroa has put the 6th edition of the International Festival of Independent Games in motion with a new name: AzPlay. AzPlay (previously hóPLAY) has become consolidated as the international reference for the promotion of new projects, awarding prizes every year to the most original, creative and innovative independent videogames of the moment. Over 350…

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hóPLAY is holding the presentation of the videogame Melting Down, in collaboration with the surfer Kepa Acero.

The hóPLAY International Festival of Independent Games organised by AlhóndigaBilbao presents the videogame Melting Down, starring adventurer surfer Kepa Acero (Getxo, 1980). Jokoga Interactive, a company based in Biscay, created this graphic adventure where surfer Acero sets off on a journey round the Arctic searching for distant waves. However, his sailing boat is shipwrecked and…

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Congratulations to hóPLAY 2014 winners!

We already know the winners of the V edition of hóPLAY 2014 International Festival of Independent Games: – Best Original Idea: Missing Translation, Alpixel Games (Spain) – Best Playability: Ziggurat, Milkstone Studios (Spain) – Best Creative Design: Kromaia, Kraken Empire (Spain) – Best Sound: Soft Body, Zeke Virant (USA) – Best Basque Videogame: HassleHeart, I<3…

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AlhóndigaBilbao holds the V hóPLAY edition

The international Independent Videogame Competition hóPLAY is holding a new edition at AlhóndigaBilbao from 27th November to 3rd December, with the intention of rising up in the indie competition and programme reference in Spain and southern Europe. The Competition, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, constitutes a focal point of attention in the…

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More prizes for independent developers at hóPLAY

This year, to celebrate its five-year anniversary, hóPLAY has pulled out all the stops to offer more opportunities to the independent studios participating in the festival. In addition to the €25,000 that will be divided amongst the five winning video games in each one of the Contest categories, this year hóPLAY has added more prizes…

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