Founded by video game/VR expert and researcher, Erik Geslin, the first edition of the “Emotional Games Awards” will take place on Friday, February 12, 2016. The event, as the name suggests, is designed to reward video games that evoke various emotions. According to a press release, games that cause “rich and complex emotions (empathy, compassion, sadness, love)” will be promoted and rewarded.
The jury will consist of Marc Albinet (Ubisoft – Game Director of Assassin’s Creed Unity), Florent Aziosmanoff (co-founder of the Cube), Thierry Frey (ACM Siggraph), Vincent Martel (Frima – Executive Producer), Claire Noël (Art Director), Sylvain Pellan (Rockstar Games – Environment Artist), and Nikolaus Roche-Kresse (Cinema In-Game Developer for Ubisoft). Greslin himself will be the president of the jury.
The Emotional Games Awards will take place in Laval, France.