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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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AlhóndigaBilbao selects the 32 finalists for the hóPlay 2014 International Festival of Independent Games

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…

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111 games from 15 countries will take part in hóPLAY

The hóPLAY International Festival of Independent Games is consolidated in its fifth edition as one of the unavoidable sector references. The main aim of this competition is to promote those independent videogame productions whose differentiating values are originality, creativity and innovation. This year 111 games from 15 different countries will be competing. Altogether there are…

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