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Jury 2015


Jury members

The AzPlay jury isappointed by the festival organisers and will be made up of leading professionals from the video game sector: creative directors, distributors, publishers and players, who, if they deem fit, may leave one of the prizes unawarded.

Daniel Parente Renowned professional in digital entertainment and technology industry. He is an entrepreneur, mentor and director of university faculties in design and technological areas. Parente founded Bootstart, which is focused on the formation, incubation and acceleration of creative companies; and Hydra interactive, which creates videogames and develops technology. He is co-founder of Albatech (quality of life technology), writer and blogger as well.
Oscar Barda Is a media artist; and games and interaction theorist. He has been an editor, art director and Game Designer in many game projects including Serious-Game, AAA titles and indie game projects. In 2010 he co-founded the indie games studio Them Games where he holds the title of Final Boss and Game Designer. He is also an Art Advisor for Video games and New interactive media at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, France.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez CEO of Fase Extra Magazine, the interactive multiplatform magazine, leader in the video game sector. Juan Carlos Rodríguez, a lover of technology and Apple, is an expert in new digital communication media and new technologies. He currently provides advice on crowdfunding projects for start-ups, in addition to being the communications and technological advisor for the Malta Conferences Foundation. He is committed to digital education and leisure; and is a member of FreeKids, a project to convert the classroom into a game, foster and encourage digital literacy as a development booster for active restless minds.
Joaquín Pérez Martín Professor of VideoGames and Animation at Universidad Europea, Madrid. Director of the VideoGame and Animation Observatory from 2003 to the present. He was responsible for the Master in VideoGame Development and Programming from 2003 to 2012 (9 courses), and is in charge of the ``New Technologies`` space on Radio Nacional de España.
José María Martínez Burgos, ‘Hafo’ CMO at WiMi5. Co-founder of Animatu and DADA Company. Coordinator of hóPLAY. Member of the hóPLAY´14 panel of judges with voice but without vote.

The winners will be announced at the AzPlay Awards Ceremony in November 27th 2015.