2022 Edition: November 2 to 6
HADES BY KASAVIN: MYTHOLOGICAL VIDEO GAME OF THE YEAR
Video games with a fantasy-fiction background are also part of Festival 42. And there aren't many like Hades, one of the most popular games of 2020, and it is on everyone's lips once again in 2021, because it is now on PlayStation and Xbox. Starring the gods from Greek mythology, the game developed by the American Supergiant Games studio not only manages to offer a totally new perspective on the quarrels among the gods in Olympus and the Underworld, but the exquisite way in which the elements of the interactive media combine is a pleasant surprise. Although it is an independent game, Hades has competed with the big super-productions, which is why Festival 42 wants to discuss the phenomenon in a conversation between specialists, with the on-screen participation of Greg Kasavin, one of the people responsible for the game.
Greg Kasavin is a video game scriptwriter and designer. He is the creator of Hades, the mythological video game that won most awards in 2020. He currently works at Supergiant Games, after working at GameSpot for 10 years. He is also the creator of Bastion, Transistor and Pyre.
Marta Trivi is a cultural journalist specialising in video games. She is head of the AnaitTimes website and takes part in Podcast Reload. She co-directed Nerfeadas, a documentary on male chauvinism in video games.
Albert García López, a journalist specialising in video games. He collaborates with La Vanguardia, RAC-1 and iCat FM. He is the founder of Eurogamer and of the Reload and Replay podcasts. He is also a lecturer on the history of video games at Enti-UB.