The poster for the fourth edition of the Fun & Serious Game Festival has been chosen and 300 entries have been received for one competition at this videogame festival. The shortlist for the best video games of the year has also been announced. The festival will take place between 28 November and 3 December.
The poster created by telecommunications engineer and amateur graphic designer Jorge Stoilov Villoslada has been chosen as the image for the fourth edition of the Fun & Serious Game Festival. Each year, the festival chooses a poster for the event through a competition, which this year managed to attract almost 300 entries.
The Fun & Serious Game Festival has become established as one of the most important European events in the video game world, particularly its competition for the best Fun and Serious video games of the year. The registration period to take part in the competition is still open, but the organisers have already announced an initial selection of nominees in the Fun Games category. These include some of the titles most eagerly awaited by video game fans, such as inFamous: Second Son, the third instalment of the inFamous saga for PlayStation 4, Titanfall by EA Games, designed by part of the Call of Duty creative team, Valiant Hearts, a Ubisoft adventure set in the First World War, or the motorsport racing Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox.
In addition to the competition, with awards to be presented at a gala on 3 December at the Campos Elíseos Theatre in Bilbao, the festival boasts an extensive programme of conferences and activities, a Fun Zone where attendees can enjoy the latest developments, as well as meetings linked to video games for mobile devices, entrepreneurship and new trends in the sector.
The Fun & Serious Game Festival is supported by the Basque Government, through SPRI, Bizkaia Regional Government and Bilbao City Council. Strategic advisors to the Festival are the American university DigiPen, based in Bilbao, and Virtualware.