The new virtual format will be accessible internationally for free.
Gamelab maintains its annual commitment and support for the video game industry.
Barcelona, April 29, 2020 – Gamelab Barcelona 2020 Live confirms its 16th edition to be held online between June 23 and 25. A new name for the event that goes digital, a measure that allows it to adapt to the world situation and facilitate its access from any corner of the planet. This format, which is perfectly suited to the nature of the digital leisure industry, allows the organization to maintain its commitment and support to the sector.
The International Video Games and Interactive Leisure Congress that has been held in Barcelona since 2011 will have a large program of presentations, seminars, workshops, keynote talks and online colloquiums with speakers of the highest level, as in previous years. Gamelab has managed year after year to summon the most influential creators in the sector, personalities such as: Shigeru Miyamoto (Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda), Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear, Snatcher), Shuhei Yoshida (Sony Worldwide Studios), Jade Raymond (Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell), Toru Iwatani, (Pac-Man), Shinji Mikami, (Resident Evil), Amy Henning (Uncharted), Jordan Mechner, (Prince of Persia), Cliff Bleszinski (Unreal, Gears of War), among others.
This world reference forum will accommodate an amateur audience, students and especially professionals. For them, Gamelab has prepared additional services tailored to their needs, more focused on the development of the industry and the most creative areas.
Registration for the congress will be done through the web www.gamelab.es and will be free for the main conferences; services with a more specialized and networking nature will have a very special rate, a discount of over 80%, as a support measure and with the intention of making this section more accessible to the entire sector.
Among its activities for this 2020, the delivery of the National Video Game Industry Awards will once again take place. A ceremony that, in its tenth edition, will recognize the most outstanding projects developed by studios and professionals in Spain during the past year. The popular “Pulgas”, an award inspired by the first internationally successful Spanish game in history, will celebrate the excellence of the video game, with a virtual delivery in the framework of this special edition.
The organizers have decided this format adaptation by consensus and after evaluating the evolution of the pandemic, as well as the health guidelines. The objective is to show the support to the industry and to the lovers of digital leisure that have supported this event throughout its history, to return to Barcelona with greater force if possible in its next edition.
Gamelab has emerged as one of the most prominent forums worldwide in terms of video games and digital entertainment. A sector that has been extraordinarily enhanced in Spain and especially in Catalonia, where the industry has flourished in recent years coinciding with the holding of the congress.