The second edition of the Emotional Games Awards will take place Friday the 2nd of March 2018 in Laval, France.p>A jury of professionals will give 8 prizes to reward the most emotional video games. The Emotional Games Awards are organized by Erik Geslin and L3DI, the Video Games and Interactive Media Department of the University UCO Laval.
Rewarding emotions in video games
The main purpose of this ceremony is to promote and reward video games which bring on the most emotions in the players. During the first edition in 2016, video games causing rich and complex emotions (empathy, compassion…) have been rewarded : Life is Strange, Everybody’s gone to the rapture, Papo & Yo, That Dragon, Cancer, Sens VR and Her Story.
· Best Emotional Game · Best Emotional Artistic Game Achievement
· Best Emotional Game Design · Best Emotional VR Game
· Best Emotional Mobile & Handheld · Best Emotional Multiplayer Game
· Best Emotional Music · Best Emotional Indie Game
Developers and publishers from around the world are asked to submit their games until January, 24 2018 (23.59 CET). Following this date the entry site will be closed.
Please note that one game can be entered in to a maximum of 4 categories.
Any game is eligible as long as it has been, or will be, released on the market between February, 13 2016 and June, 30 2018.
All entries should be made via the submission form on the website : http://www.emotionalgamesawards.com/
For further information on the Awards and its rules and fees, visit our website
About Erik Geslin and Laval 3Di
Dr Erik Geslin is a video game and virtual reality expert : UX and Emotional design for video game studios. He is also a researcher and director of studies at Laval 3Di and teacher at Arts et Métier ParisTech.
His career, both academic and in the gaming industry, brought him to complete a thesis about “Methods of the induction of Emotions in Virtual Environments and Video Games”
His favourite theme, emotions in video games, made him create the Emotional Game Awards in 2016.
The Laval 3Di program specializes in video games and creating interactive media. The UCO Laval offers a Bachelor’s degree in computer graphics and interactive media, and a professional Bachelor’s degree in real-time 3D computer graphics. Arts&Métiers Laval offers a Masters in Virtual engineering and innovation and has a Ph.D program.
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