BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) is the biggest independent game festival in Latin America. Every year, BIG exhibits the best independent games in the world. Aside from the festival, there is also the the BIG Business Forum, featuring talks, meetings and business round tables.
The 2015 edition of BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) featured public record , both in the areas of business as in the exhibition, which presented 50 independent games to the audience that went through Sao Paulo Cultural Center.
The festival recorded 12,600 visitors – 4,600 more than the previous edition – 1,600 participants in the business forum and more than 600 business meetings between Brazilian developers and purchasing companies in Brazil and abroad.
“That was the year of consolidation of the event” says Eliana Russi, organizer of the Festival.
This edition also included an expansion in Rio de Janeiro, in FIRJAN, with lectures and the presence of the Festival winners. Among the international artists were David Brevik, creator of Diablo 1, 2 and Marvel Heroes, and Ina Jang, CEO of Cross Fire, most played shooter in the world.
Among the winners of the Festival are the games “This War of Mine”, the Polish 11 Bit Studios, best award-winning game of the year and popular choice; Toren, the Brazilian Swordstales as Revelation Brazil. Among the winners of the BIG Starter, Relic Hunters Zero game, the Rogue Snail Games, won as best entertainment game, and the Fófuuu play, Beltrí Studios, took the award for best educational game.
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