The F2P Campus Vitoria-Gasteiz initiative was born to boost the video game industry in the Basque Country.
Vitoria aspires to be a reference in the video game industry. That is why the F2P Campus de Gasteiz initiative was born a few years ago. Within this framework, Games Academy, the initiative promoted by the Basque institutions through the F2P Campus of Vitoria-Gasteiz to promote the video game industry in the Basque Country and generate new vocations among young people, closed this year with a workshop to create video games last Friday at the School of Arts and Crafts of the capital of Alava.
According to those responsible for the initiative, a group of 12 students from the school between 15 and 16 years of age have had the opportunity to learn how to create their first video game, despite having no prior knowledge, thanks to the knowledge provided by Carlos Coronado, one of the most renowned indie video game developers and professor at the University of Barcelona.
The objective of this videogame creation workshop was to use tools that allowed the attendees, who have not had any contact with videogame development, to have an accessible, easy and simple approach to the world of development.
In short, it is a question of awakening a vocation in a sector that is in continuous growth worldwide and also in our country.
Almost on the 250th anniversary
This workshop has been developed in the School of Arts and Crafts of Vitoria-Gasteiz when this institution is about to celebrate its 250th anniversary (2024) and is part of the process of renewal and innovation that is being developed internally.