In collaboration with Amurrio Bidean, the Vitoria-Gasteiz F2P Campus initiative to promote the videogame industry in the Basque Country has organized, for the second year, these workshops aimed at young people from 14 years of age on June 30 and July 1 at the El Refor facilities.

Amurrio Bidean in collaboration with Games Academy, an initiative backed by Basque institutions via the Vitoria-Gasteiz F2P Campus to promote the videogame industry in the Basque Country and generate new vocations among young people, have organized, for the second consecutive year, an introductory workshop on June 30 and another more advanced one on July 1. Both workshops will be from 10:00 to 14:00 at the El Refor facilities in Amurrio.

The aim of these workshops for creating videogames without any prior knowledge is to introduce attendees to the use of tools which they have not previously had access to. It is about providing an easy and simple approach to the world of videogame development. Participants will be able to create their first levels, mechanics and menus using very simple visual tools, and thus have an easy and pleasant introduction to the world of videogames. They will also make a game from scratch.

“The workshops are intended to spark the curiosity and interest of attendees so that they can continue learning and making videogames at home with the free tools they will have learned to use. In short, it is about encouraging vocation in an industry that is growing continuously worldwide, and also in our country”, Games Academy explain.

Videogames are an emerging sector that grows exponentially every year in terms of business and wealth generation capacity in territories where the industry is established. According to the latest studies, the 435 studios located in Spain turned over more than 1.1 billion euros in 2020, 20% more than the previous year, and employed more than 7,500 people. The growth forecasts for the coming years are spectacular, estimating that turnover will double in less than four years, reaching almost 2.3 billion euros, and the number of jobs will increase to over 11,000. The skills required for videogame design and development are very diverse, which also means a wide range of opportunities are opening up for young people interested in this industry.

Free registration

The workshops are free, but advance registration at Amurrio Bidean is required, by completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/FB87dQhtSX. For inquiries, call or Whatsapp 945891721. Those interested in taking the introductory workshop, on June 30, should not have any prior knowledge of the subject. Anyone interested in participating in the advanced workshop, which will be held on July 1, must have completed the introductory workshop this year or last year, or have knowledge of Unreal Engine.