I'm slap-bang in the centre of Bilbao, in the Basque region of Spain. It's the end of November, but the sun is still shining away as if no-one told it we're in winter.
Here, AlhóndigaBilbao hosts hóPLAY 2014, the fifth edition of the show, and a celebration of indie ideas and innovation in the world of gaming.
When I arrived in Bilbao, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Guggenheim Museum, an absolute pinnacle of design. Bilbao is a city of art as much as it is culture and food, and it's effortless to find yourself joyfully lost in all three.
Over my two days in the city, I listened to and met up with a heady mix of up-and-coming small studio developers and students of game design. Each one was brimming with enthusiasm, reinvigorating my hope for the future of the games industry.
Without further ado, here are the five most important things we learned at hóPLAY 2014.
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