Conferences
A shoulder of codes, bytes and interactions: the consolidation of video games as a cultural genre
A shoulder of codes, bytes and interactions: the consolidation of video games as a cultural genre
10/04/2019 19:30

Since its birth in the late seventies and early eighties of the twentieth century as a product of entertainment, video games have matured at a dizzying pace, to become the most characteristic cultural genre of the twenty-first century.

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Belly Run: from the Terres de l'Ebre to its global implementation
Belly Run: from the Terres de l'Ebre to its global implementation
10/05/2019 17:00

As a game that turns Belly Run into the Mario Bros de les Terres de l'Ebre, it is a game that begins to enhance local and cultural heritage, passing its adventures in populations of the Ebro delta, Satisfactory dangers faced by people in the territory.

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Entrepreneurship errors in video game startups
Entrepreneurship errors in video game startups
10/05/2019 18:30

Gerard Fernàndez, current CEO of Omnidrone, will explain his extensive history related to entrepreneurship in the world of video games.

He founded in Barcelona the first company in Spain, specializing in the development of video games for mobiles in 2001.

He will explain us all his extensive career, full of successes and errors, and some tips at the same time to create an startup.

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Exhuming Atari: archaeology and the video game graveyard
Exhuming Atari: archaeology and the video game graveyard
10/04/2019 20:15

An urban legend stated that in 1983 Atari buried millions of video game cartridges in a desert landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico (USA). These games included copies of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial", the worst video game of all time.

31 years later archaeologists returned to the desert to conduct the world's first excavation of video games to see if the rumor was true, and what other secrets Atari buried with E.T. 

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"Mujeres+Videojuegos" documentary screening
"Mujeres+Videojuegos" documentary screening
10/05/2019 19:30

The documentary sets out relevant data on the participation of women in the video game industry. A set of interviews featuring artists, programmers, translators, journalists specializing in the sector and a professional player will explain first their experience in this sector.

The piece reflects on the imbalance between the small number of women who are professionally engaged in this sector vs. the large number of women who use video games.

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Round table about women in the digital entertainment industry
Round table about women in the digital entertainment industry
10/05/2019 20:00

At the end of the screening of the documentary "Mujeres+Videojuegos" there will be a round table exclusively for women linked to the world of leisure and digital art in order to transmit their experiences to the audience.

Daniela Gil will be in charge of moderating the debate, which will be attended by the author of the documentary, where the audience will also be able to participate.

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Exhibitions
Eugenics
Eugenics
09/28/2019 - 10/13/2019

The desire for improvement comes, to beings, written in our internal code in order to achieve survival. We are not in a video game, we only have one life and overcome the capabilities of the adversary who threatens us to have been even a stroke above love.

This is the initial idea, from which, the Centre d'Art Lo Pati, invites us to visit an exhibition where it will speak of the amplified human capacities with the aim of provoking the ethical doubts about the future of a closer future that far.

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Retrogaming Ladies
Retrogaming Ladies
10/04/2019 - 01/04/2020

In order to visualize the impact of women in the world of video games, you can visit this exhibition organized by the Gaming Ladies group where we will show you very important authors linked to this industry.

Too often the role of women in the world of technology is excluded, this time we will turn 180 degrees and we will show you what have been the most important women and the relationship they have had with many popular video games.

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Videogames. Art and Culture.
Videogames. Art and Culture.
10/04/2019 - 01/04/2020

Do you want to know what was the first domestic console that was marketed? Do you know the story of Atari? How were the first video games? Did you know that the first algorithm processed by a machine was programmed by a woman? If you want to enjoy the culture of the video game and its evolution, you can't miss this retrospective exhibition.

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Workshops
How to build an Arcade machine
How to build an Arcade machine
10/05/2019 10:00

In this workshop, the idea is to explain to assistants how to create an arcade machine from scratch. That is to say, to teach the steps to follow from the necessary materials for the structure, design and assembly, through the hardware, the software and how to configure everything easily.

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Game Jam
Game Jam
10/05/2019 16:00

Video games are created in a participatory manner that is building them between different people. These will have to have all kinds of knowledge and profiles: know how to explain stories, draw, create 3D scenes and generate sound and music, program...

We do not have to forget that we must also know how to design memorable experiences, that is, to know "a little" about game design, which is psychology.

Sign up for Game Jam to jointly create powerful and group videogame concepts! It is not necessary to have previous knowledge, but you really want to participate. Unlimited places.

The groups will be formed in the same Municipal Auditorium of Amposta. Award for the winning team!

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3DCoat workshop
3DCoat workshop
10/05/2019 10:00

In this workshop we will learn to use the 3DCoat digital modeling tool. The renowned conceptual artist Paco Rocha will teach us how to capture a spacecraft in the form of a virtual volume rendered from an initial sketch made with paper and pencils.

Finally, we will see how with virtual reality glasses Oculus, visual artists can increase their productivity when it comes to developing complex 3D environments.

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Programming workshop with Unity
Programming workshop with Unity
10/05/2019 10:00

Unity is a recognized platform for the development of video games. Come to this workshop and learn the concepts about how to start developing video games professionally.

With Unity you can animate scenarios with 3D and apply a behavior logic to the objects that appear on the scene. During the workshop, Edgar and Janire will show us some pinchings on how they work at their studio Pentagonal Studios in Bilbao.

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FX for video games workshop
FX for video games workshop
10/05/2019 10:00

If you ever wondered how the special sound effects are made for a video game, this is your workshop! We will teach you to digitally register some natural sounds with a microphone and then transform them and achieve a special effect.

The transformations will apply techniques and effects in: timbre, pitch, spectrum, duration, articulation and cadence. The purpose of this "FX for video game" workshop will be to achieve special sound effects such as: a spacecraft engine, the firing of a laser beam, a jump from a ship to hyperspace or the explosion of a planet.

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Shows
Symphonic concert with video game music
Symphonic concert with video game music
10/04/2019 22:30

At the end of all Friday activities you will be able to enjoy a musical show where the La Societat Musical de La Lira Ampostina will play a live concert with scores of recognized video game Gris, that has been prize during all 2018. 

 

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