Gearing up for Gamelab 2016 in Barcelona
It isn't just the US which gets in on the big gaming events. Gamelab, a Spanish non-profit organization founded in 2005, is passionate about creating events for people in the "digital entertainment space" to share and discover new idea and projects. The main event occurs every June, and is held at the Hesperia Tower Hotel in Barcelona. The dates for this year's event is June 29 the to July 1st.
Given that the event attracts a lot of interest from around the Globe (particularly from the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US), the event is primarily run in English but has Spanish translations running simultaneously in the main arena. For the 1000+ attendees representing 500+ exhibitors, it is a great melting pot of gaming enthusiasts from lots of European cultures and countries and is proving to be a real contender in the gaming events calendar.
Gamelab is already beginning to attract some very impressive names to their event. For this year's event, some of the big names speaking include:
- Ron Gilbert - ex-creator and designer from LucasFilm Games who worked on Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island now founder of Humongous Entertainment, a games company producing adventure games for kids.
- Peter Moore - Chief Operating Officer at EA.
- Dr. David Braben - creator of the Raspberry Pi and CEO at Frontier Developments PLC.
- Jens Bergensten - Designer and Programmer for Minecraft at Mojang.
You can have a look at all the key speakers at this year's event by visiting the website and checking out the program.
The event attracts a lot of attention from the Indie community, and the Indie Hub area is always one of the most popular areas of the conference. On the website, there is well over 50 indie games listed as attending and the line-up looks incredibly diverse and entertaining.
Tickets for the event are still available, the conference tickets are priced at €170 for the whole weekends conferences and expo rooms.