For the third time the annual event Fest Anča welcomed video game creators from Central and South Eastern Europe as part of the Game Days programme in Žilina, Slovakia on 1 - 2 July. Besides bringing together creative minds, professional creators and  aspiring game developers, the Fest Anča Game Days introduced the thriving games industry to the public.

Dozens of participants from CEI Member States, namely Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia exchanged their know-how on designing, planning and producing as well as everyday challenges in the creation of video games. The issues were tackled through inspirational talks for amateur creators and established professionals alike. 

The event also created unique networking opportunities for the participants, who also had the chance to go hands-on with selected titles installed on computers and interact with game creators. One of the main attractions was the Virtual Reality (VR) section, offering all new virtual reality platforms before being available on the market at the end of the year. 

During the first Game Jam in the history of the Fest Anča Game Days, which is a mixed animation-developing event for the fast production of games and gaming prototypes, students from art and technical universities faced a 48-hour deadline to create a functional playable prototype from the scratch projects. The results were presented by the competing teams to the enthusiastic festival audience and a expert jury, who awarded the best creations. Game Days received positive feedback and will return to Žilina in 2017.

The Fest Anča Game Days were supported by the CEI Cooperation Fund.
 
For further information visit: http://festanca.sk/2016/en/

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