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Florence hosts gathering of Italian video game industry

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Apr 3, 2024

The event First Playable, dedicated to the world of video games, is set to return to Florence from 3 to 5 July 2024, taking place at the venues of Nana Bianca and Cinema La Compagnia. Organized by IIDEA and the Toscana Film Commission in collaboration with ICE Agency, and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the event aims to foster the growth of the Italian video game industry. The previous edition saw over 500 professionals and 1,000 business meetings, and this year is expected to bring further networking and business opportunities. The event will feature meetings between companies, technical discussions, and an awards ceremony recognizing the best Italian games and professionals. It provides a platform to explore opportunities within the gaming sector, with the backing of esteemed partners.

As part of First Playable, on July 4th, the La Compagnia cinema in Florence will host the Italian Video Game Awards (IVGA), organized by IIDEA to honor the achievements of the Italian gaming industry. A jury will evaluate and reward the standout games and professionals from 2023. The deadline for applications for the Italian Video Game Awards is April 19th. Categories include Best Italian Game, Best Debut, Outstanding Art, Immersive Experience, Individual Contribution, and Outstanding Italian Company. Finalists and winners will be selected by the jury, with some prizes awarded directly by the industry.

To participate in First Playable 2024, interested parties can purchase “Full Access” and “Social Access” tickets on Eventbrite, providing entry to all major events, including the Italian Video Game Awards ceremony.

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