this video game competition of the newest industry organized by the Malaga City Council National Center for Digital Content, Indie Games MalagaIt received a total of 144 games, a figure that reinforces the upward trend of previous years.

Also featured in this edition are iIncrease in applications from other countries Registered countries that include countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Turkey and Uruguay, accounting for 13% of the total.

Regarding national presenceAndalusia leads the ranking of regions by the number of video games offered, followed by Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque Country, the Community of Valencia, Galicia, Murcia, the Canary Islands and Aragon. On the other hand, La Rioja and Cantabria, in the statement made by the City Council, announced that they are the regions where the candidacy has reached the least.

of the four categories available in the competition, PC/Consoles mostly, a total of 103 video games, followed by mobile categories with 24; accessibility, with 10; and XR Tech, which includes offers that use virtual reality to play with 7.

After the registration period closes and we make a first filtered The next appointment of the so-called Academia del Polo, Indie Games Málaga will take place On October 7, the date when the five finalists will be announced for each category the winner will appear in.

From that moment and for two weeks, jury The competition, in which the names that shape the sector at national and international level, took place. tests necessary to publish their scores and from there to get the winners of each category and also the runner-up prize for the best video game among the four.

Industry meeting point

this the last colophon A part of this year’s edition of Indie Games Malaga day dedicated to the youngest and alternative video game industry.

For the first time in its four editions, in addition to the final premiere, which will take place in the afternoon at the National Digital Content Pole in Tabacalera on November 4, several simultaneous spaces Anyone interested in the video game industry can join.

Somebody Discussions about the situation of the sector will be reserved, will develop three roundtables dedicated to investment in video games, the future of the industry and the real needs of the independent sector, and will host representatives from organizations such as Grupo Planeta, Product Madness, Billete Cohete and the Spanish Video Game Association (AEVI).

There will also be a field, Polo Arena Esportswhich finalist video games can be tested throughout the morning; an exhibition area where anyone interested in the exhibition area of ​​collaborating and sponsoring brands can communicate with them.

Finally, one of the strong points will be what they will organize this year. Bilateral meetings between the finalist studios and investors to contribute to the growth and consolidation of the sector.

On this occasion, Indie Games Málaga counts as sponsors Uptodown, Ministry of Culture and Sports, ONCE Foundation, Giants, Product Madness, Viva Games and Kaiju as well as top sectors such as University of Malaga, Malaga Provincial Council, OWO cooperation, Spanish Video Games Association (AEVI), Spanish Developers Association (DEV), GayMer association, Malaga Jam, GamersOn, Brantor and EVAD.

What media partner, once again Malaga Today and Hobby Consolesas with victory beers as party partner.

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