The Italian video game sector gathers in Florence

First Playable, a dedicated event celebrating the world of video games, will be returning to Florence from July 3rd to 5th, 2024. Organized by IIDEA and the Toscana Film Commission in collaboration with ICE Agency and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this event aims to promote the growth of Italy’s videogame industry. With more than 500 professionals and 1,000 business meetings in its previous edition, First Playable is expected to provide further networking and business opportunities for attendees.

The event includes a range of activities such as company meetings, technical talks, and an awards ceremony for the best Italian games and professionals. This presents an opportunity for participants to develop opportunities in the gaming sector with the support of prestigious partners. The Italian Video Game Awards (IVGA), promoted by IIDEA, will also be held on July 4th at La Compagnia cinema in Florence. During this event, a jury will reward outstanding games and professionals from Italy in various categories such as Best Italian Game, Best Debut, Outstanding Art, Immersive Experience, Individual Contribution, and Outstanding Italian Company. Applications can be submitted until April 19th.

To participate in First Playable 2024 interested parties can purchase “Full Access” or “Social Access” tickets on Eventbrite which grant access to all major events including the Italian Video Game Awards ceremony. The focus of this event is promoting the growth of Italy’s videogame industry while providing networking opportunities for professionals in the gaming sector to connect and collaborate while celebrating achievements within their industry.

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