ETIC_Algarve student wins Best Game at the PlayStation Talents Awards

Game will receive various support from PlayStation Iberia, including 10.000 euros for development

The video game “Have We Met?”, by Maria Beatriz Barreiro, a graduate of the Videogames course at the ETIC_Algarve school, was the winner of the Best Game Award at the PlayStation Talents Portugal Awards, which were handed out yesterday in Lisbon.

According to the SapoTEK website, the game claims to be «as a visual novel of investigation and mystery».

The winning project, which also won the prize for Best Narrative, will receive support from PlayStation Iberia, including 10.000 euros for development, publication of the game on PlayStation Network, access to PlayStation development tools, a promotion campaign and marketing and valued at 50.000 euros, and a physical space in Lisbon to work on the project for 10 months.

In addition to these awards, another game presented by an ETIC_Algarve trainee (“Juunishi Zodiacs”, developed by Joana Aleixo) was part of the restricted list of four finalists in the Best Game category, among 11 games nominated for the 8th edition of the PlayStation Talents Awards.

Nuno Ribeiro, director of ETIC_Algarve, told the Sul Informação his «enormous pride» for the fact that this school «has two videogames nominated for the main category of these National Awards that distinguish the best young talents in the creation of Videogames».

«We couldn't be more happy and proud with these results, which confirm the quality, creativity and work capacity of our trainees», he added.

Winning the award for Best Game «is absolutely fabulous», added Nuno Ribeiro.

The school congratulates «Maria and Joana, but also the tutor of the Videogames course, Francisco Simões, and all the trainers who contribute daily to the professional success» of their students.


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