Barcelona hopes to attract international gamers for GameBCN hub
Seventh edition of program will take place in Palo Alto market area of Catalan capital
The Catalan culture department is promoting a videogames initiative, GameBCN, celebrating its seventh edition in the Catalan capital. The event will be located at the city’s Palo Alto market area and will welcome international talent.
The goal is to make Barcelona a "European video games reference hub," a press release reads, and to "bring the talent" to the city.
This is the seventh edition of GameBCN and organizers have partnered with strategic companies such as Socialpoint, Marvelous, Gameloft, Wacom, Tangram Solutions, and Photon.
Over the course of six months, several projects will be part of GameBCN’s plans, such as Hell of an Office, Merge Commander: Space Wars, Antro, Rhythm Towers, Crimson Tale, and Edge of Sanity.
These teams have been selected from up to 100 different candidates and will receive 120 hours of experience in production, marketing, and business development. Developers will also receive personalized tutorships from several industry experts.
In August, the projects will be publicly presented at Europe’s largest video games fair, Gamescom.
The initiative also has several other objectives, such as a new pre-incubation program to allow entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into products. Other activities include personal mentorships, and also the second edition of iGi, the Japanese version of Barcelona’s GameBCN.