22nd August 2019
Barcelona Games World 2018
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Barcelona Games World launches 2018 edition

The third edition of the video game festival Barcelona Games World takes place in the Catalan capital this weekend, with the chance to try out all the latest releases in games from the world of digital entertainment.

Barcelona Games World is divided into six different areas, enabling the public to experience the full range of the gamer universe: Play, E-Sports, Retro, Pro, Funfest and Edu.

Play features a range of the newest games from almost 30 of the world’s leading producers including Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, Disney, Warner Brothers and Game.

There are numerous opportunities to try new interactive and virtual reality technologies, plus novelties such as Vodafone’s You Vértigo, a game that’s played at a height of 50 metres.

Barcelona Games World 2018
Enjoying a long weekend of video games at the Fira de Barcelona. (Photo ©Barcelona Games World)

Other features include discussions, special guests (such as video game composer Akira Yamaoka), masterclasses on subjects including make-up for Cosplay, as well as the chance to compete in tournaments of favourite games such as Fortnite and Clash Royale.

The Retro section includes classic games like Mario Kart and Street Fighter.

Funfest focuses on team and individual experiences such as a Resident Evil 2 escape room and passage of terror.

And for anyone looking to work in the video game industry, the Edu area includes advice and information about getting a job in the sector, what opportunities are available and how to get your career started.

When: 29 November – 2 December

Where: Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I, L’Hospitalet

More info: barcelonagamesworld.com

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