Just over a week before the BIG Festival 2019, the seventh edition of the largest independent games event in Latin America, comes with a program full of options for all audiences.
With a catalog of 75 games (54 in competition and 21 at Mostra Panorama Brasil), this year’s BIG has a new home in the heart of Avenida Paulista. The event takes place between the days June 26 and 30, with free entry.
Among the attractions are lectures on various aspects of the game market – from game development to eSports, in addition to the market, tips for studying game development and much more.
And for those who just want to play, well … there is no better place than BIG, where the best independent games today are available to everyone. There are dozens of national and foreign games for the visitor to play, meet and have fun.
Below are some reasons to visit the BIG Festival 2019:
It’s free and easy to get to
This year’s BIG Festival takes place at Avenida Paulista, 735, very close to the stations Trianon-Masp and Brigadeiro the subway. In addition to having free admission, the event offers a schedule of activities for the whole family.
Games for all tastes
There are 54 games, which are part of the finalists of the BIG Festival award, available to the public. Of these, 20 are titles developed by Brazilian studios and teams. In the Panorama Brasil space, there is yet another selection of 21 Brazilian games that, although they were not selected for the main award, stood out for their quality. It is even possible to see and meet the team that developed the games. Meet all the finalists of this year’s edition and already plan which one to try first.
For those who want to know more about the games industry, the BIG Festival lectures and workshops are indispensable. Renowned professionals will discuss several topics related to the creation of games, and the visitor will be able to see how the developers create characters, how to choose a digital games course or even meet one of the names responsible for creating “Spider Man“, From Playstation 4. See here all lectures available at the event.
Content dedicated to eSports
With an expectation to generate US $ 456 million in 2019, according to Newzoo research, the eSports market continues to grow and generate jobs and opportunities. BIG is also a place to find out more about this segment, in lectures that will talk more about eSports investment in Brazil, what it is like to be a pro player or even get to know the eSports ecosystem from the point of view of industry experts.
In partnership with the Live Arena school, the first edition of the Live Arena Cultural Cosplay Contest takes place at the BIG Festival. The five cosplayers who received the most likes on their selfies on Instagram during the BIG Festival 2019 will receive a scholarship for the EAD Cosplayer and Cosmaker course from Live Arena.
Facebook Game Jam
Have you ever imagined developing a game for 30 uninterrupted hours? The Facebook Game Jam is a competition where 10 teams will be selected by BIG Festival and Facebook to create a game from scratch. The games developed will be presented to the Facebook jury and the public at 4 pm on Sunday (30). And everything is open to the public.
For more information, visit the website: https://www.bigfestival.com.br/.