F&S Play is the new name of the previously called AzPlay Contest, as the result of the integration of the AzPlay Festival into the Fun&Serious Game Festival. The contest is interested in presenting and promoting independent video games that

showcase the creators’ originality, creativity and innovation.

F&S Play is pleased to announce the eighth international festival and the following

contest rules:

1. Purpose

F&S Play aims to recognise and reward the creativity of the people behind the

recreational and educational essence of video games.

2. Contestants

Any developer, including individuals, groups of people or companies who believe that their work meets the requirements of the contest rules may participate in the F&S Play International Contest. Contestants must be in possession of all rights to the video games, express or implied, including all licenses to use and exploit the games, industrial property rights, etc. Participation in this event implies the transfer of the right to showcase the selected video games at the Fun&Serious Game Festival

3. Video games

Video games created or published after 1 October 2017 that meet the following requirements are eligible to compete:

3.1 It must be a playable game. No videos, trailers, previews or demo versions that do not allow interaction with the programme are allowed. 

3.2 Any theme and genre. Games that promote violence or discrimination of any kind or that may be offensive to any group are not allowed.

3.3 Formats. The video game can be developed and presented on any of the following platforms:

3.3.1. Personal computers

3.3.2. Consoles

3.3.3. Mobile devices

3.4 It must be an independent video game, as this term is defined at Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indie_game. In any event, the organisers will ultimately decide whether or not a proposed game is admissible.

4. Submission, additional materials and deadline

Video games must be registered using the form available at https://goo.gl/WviocE

The deadline for submission is October 31, 2018 at 23:59 GMT +2. Submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted.

The finalist video games will be selected on November 22, 2018.

5. Awards

F&S Play will award prizes in the following categories:

2018 Prize Categories:

  • Best Indie Game: € 7,000

  • Best Basque video game: € 5,000

At least one representative of each selected video game must be in attendance at the Official Section where the finalist videogames are presented and at the awards ceremony to be held between December 7 to 10, 2018.

6. Selection

The process for selecting the finalists and winners will be as follows:

The panel of judges will make an initial assessment of all video games submitted based exclusively on the audio-visual material provided by the participants on the registration form (images, video or Web). Following this initial assessment, approximately 10 finalist video games will be selected for showcasing during the Fun&Serious Game Festival and to compete for an award.

The finalist videogames will receive a space to exhibit the videogame in a special aread of the Indie Zone of the Fun&Serious Game Festival. They will also receive 4 professional passes for each development team to attend the conferences and networking events of the Festival.

After the initial selection, the panel of judges will evaluate the finalist video games. This assessment will be based on the use of each game, the presentations at the Official Section and the discussions of the judges. Finally, the jury will draw up the list of prize winners in the different categories.

7. Panel of Judges

The F&S Play panel of judges will be appointed by the contest organisers and will be composed of recognised professionals in the video game sector: artists, distributors, publishers and players who may, if they see fit, leave any of the prizes unawarded.

8. Conditions

By submitting the registration form and participating in F&S Play, participants accept these rules. The organisers of the contest and the panel of judges are exclusively responsible for interpreting these rules.

For questions or comments, please visit the website at http://www.funandseriousgamefestival.com/ or send an email to fsplay@funandseriousgamefestival.com

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