29.11.2017 - 03.12.2017

Azkuna Zentroa holds every year from 2010 AzPlay, the International Festival of Independent Games, to present and promote independent video game productions whose differential values are originality, innovation, knowledge and personal growth through game. In addition, this competition seeks to support not sexist, not violent videogames, creating an industrial fabric and facilitating the projection of Basque companies in the sector.

AzPlay puts the spotlight on creativity as one of the main elements of the video game industry. The question of combining art and technology is one of the key lynchpins in the Azkuna Zentroa cultural agenda.

Azplay is a meeting point to share, learn and enjoy different cultural, leisure and sporting proposals, individually, in groups or as a family, which are suitable for all publics. Conferences in streaming, Playing rooms, Certifications, Professional meetings and a Ceremony Awards, among other events, take place in this International Festival.

Over the years AzPlay has been consolidated as an unavoidable reference for professionals in the independent sector, enthusiasts from around the world and local companies. A competition that grows every year. From the 47 video games presented at the first edition, in 2016 there have been 250 projects competing for these awards, 58% more than at the previous edition. Every participants contributes for the digital innovation and creativity.

Azplay Awards motivate the creativity proposing category like the best original idea, best sound and best design, best playbility.