After three months of hard work, the five teams who participated in the second edition of the F2P Campus presented their games on Demo Day. An event where videogames, rock and pintxopote joined forces to bid the campus farewell in style.
The party, attended by representatives of the institutions, mentors and creators, took place in The Garage where attendees were able to play Hero Masters, Boom Slingers, Sentience, Quest 4 Fuel and Football Clash Arena themselves.
“The F2P Campus is a major event and very important to the city. Years ago, videogames were a thing for geeks but now they have crossed all barriers, and all kinds of people enjoy them,” said Estíbaliz Canto, Vitoria-Gasteiz Councilor for Culture. Javier Hernando, Director of Economic Development of the Provincial Council of Álava, wanted to emphasize that, thanks to the F2P Campus, “training and attracting talent to the region” as well as development studies are being achieved.
“The F2P Campus is helping to raise awareness of the profession of videogame developer, and to train talent with initiatives like the Academy,” said Raúl Herrero, co-director of the F2P Campus, before making way for the teams’ pitches.
To conclude, Demo Day attendees were able to enjoy a round table discussion in which Fabriciano Bayo (Virtual Toys), Diego Gutierrez (Evil Zeppelin), Margarita Belorukova (Unnyhog), Jose Luis Jurado (Hypeful), and Jon Aristi discussed the industry.
For the finale, Vitorian rock band Outgravity jumped on stage to fill Demo Day with music.
This campus was made possible thanks to funding from the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Álava, the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council and the ENTI University of Barcelona. Also thanks to the coordination of BIC Araba, sponsorship from Euskaltel, Fundación Vital and AWS Activate, as well as the collaboration of IGDA, Game BCN, and Gaia Basque Game.