Panel: "The game console culture in Spain: Birth and evolution"
Saturday, July 26th, 19h
Euskal Encounter Conference Room, Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC!). FREE ACCESS.
|Download the audio recording of the plenary talk (in Spanish, sorry)|
||Alberto José González (McAlby), co-founder of Abylight and Bit Managers (aka New Frontier). Both groups are pioneers in the field of console games development in Spain. Alberto is programmer, graphist and musician.
|Ciro Altabás (Retro Producciones), director of the well-known Spanish short films "DVD" and "Made in Japan", as well as his new documentary "Hobby", inspired in the world of Nintendo and awarded for best script in the ZonaZine section of the Malaga Film Festival.|
|John Tones, editor in chief of the Spanish video game magazine Superjuegos Extreme, which is the only Spanish magazine which has a supplement on the world of retro video games. He is also editor in chief of "Mondo Pixel vol. 1".|
Abstract (in Spanish, sorry):
Despite game consoles have been in Spain for thirty years, the increasing popularity of these platforms since the early nineties have made a massive entertainment option of them for millions of Spaniards. In this panel, a debate about the game culture evolution in Spain will be brought to attention, as well as about how and why the game industry has flourished in the last years. The speakers will share their experience and vision as active entities in this cultural revolution, being part of the industry, the video game press or the body of specialists in the sociological phenomenon, who often find in it new sources and ways of artistic inspiration.
Chair: Josetxu Malanda (RetroAcción Association).