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FH Salzburg presents its “Independent Games Zone” at the LEVEL UP Games Festival

FH Salzburg presents its “Independent Games Zone” at the LEVEL UP Games Festival

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30 computer games of all kinds – from racing games to Jump’n’Run – are the focus of the “Independent Games Zone” at the LEVEL UP Games Festival, which takes place on July 1 and 2 at the Salzburg Exhibition Center. FH Salzburg presents games to students, start-ups from Salzburg and selected partner studios from Austria and Germany on a total area of ​​400 square metres. Visitors have the opportunity to try all the games to their heart’s content and talk to the developers.

Insight into game development

“In addition to having fun while playing, we also like to offer festival visitors a behind-the-scenes look at game development. To this end, we organize a varied live program with game presentations and interviews with developers on our own stage. Various game engines and you can also try out a game development program at our booth, says Florian Gendra, Independent Games Zone organizer and lecturer Department of Creative Technologies.

Broadcasting program with “fm4” and well-known banners

A particular attraction is its broadcast platform, through which the team “fm4 Spielekammerl” and popular broadcasters such as 2DKiri and Smithhiller report live from the area of ​​indie games, single-player games and their creators to a wide online audience.

Presentation of the PGDA Talent Awards

Another highlight is the Final Games Showcase of the PGDA Talent Awards, presented by the Austrian Game Developers Association PGDA (Pioneers in Game Development Austria) for the best emerging game by a young game developer. Before the awards ceremony on July 2nd on the main stage of the festival, you can see the quality of the games presented for yourself in the indie games area.

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