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Brazil’s Independent Games (BIG) Festival has opened submissions (free of charge) for its award competition. BIG Festival, now in its seventh year, is Latin America’s largest gaming festival. The BIG Festival Awards strive to give recognition to talented independent developers all over the world. Last year, the event attracted over 36,000 attendees; both fans and industry professionals.

In 2018, over 645 games from 53 countries were submitted to be reviewed by BIG Festival’s panel of esteemed international judges. The categories for this year’s 2019 awards include:

  • Best Game
  • Best Brazilian Game
  • Best Latin American Game
  • Best Art
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Sound
  • Innovation
  • Best in VR
  • Best Game for Kids
  • Best Multiplayer Game
  • Best Student Game
  • BIG Impact: Educational Category
  • BIG Impact: Social Matters Category
  • People’s Choice

BIG Festival 2019 will take place June 22nd to June 30th in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To nominate a game for the BIG Festival Awards please visit: http://www.bigfestival.com.br/compo2018en.html.

About BIG Festival
BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) has been held since 2012 and is considered one the most influential and innovative independent gaming festival in Latin America. With the mission to strengthen the Brazilian video game ecosystem, the event produces a yearly international independent video game award competition offering significant cash prizes ($24,000 / R330482.40 in 2018), a major exhibition showcasing hundreds of games including the awards nominees, a spectacular awards ceremony event, industry related lectures and business rounds. In 2017, BIG hosted more than 20,000 visitors, 3,500 of them having participated to lectures, and more than 1600 guests attending business meetings. This year BIG will expand its schedule of lectures and workshops by incorporating new topics and areas that are part of games development cycles, such as music, animation, virtual and augmented reality, a career center, among others segments already present at the event.

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