The initiative approved as law by the Deputies of Spain will require keeping copies of all gaming deliveries made on Spanish soil. The details, in this note!
The impact of video games on culture achieved another milestone after the Chamber of Deputies of Spain approve with 30 votes in favor the inclusion of the same as cultural heritage. From now on, the Spanish government will keep copies of deliveries developed in your country. The only thing left is ratification in the Senate.
The Legal Deposit of Spain, approved since 1957, has been subject to various changes throughout history mainly related to the expansion of culture. Today, in 2022, we can say that video games are officially part of that culture, to the point that it is considered worth preserving.
The Law indicates that video games will be stored in digital format and, if any, also in physical form. The vote in Chamber of Deputies was: 30 votes in favor and 5 against, which marks a strong support for what was once a small niche, such as video games.
Below is a list of games, totally or partially developed on Spanish soil:
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
The famous vampire title joined together with MercurySteam, developer based in Saint Sebastian of the kings, just 18km from Madrid. The delivery complements the mythical saga of Castlevania, with the first title located in Europe during the Middle Ages in 1047. This hack & slash included the work of a year and a half by the Spanish study, which was chosen by Komani to put your stamp on your franchise.
The Abbey of Crime
Not far from the previous title in terms of setting, The Abbey of Crime it’s a RPG that marked a generation of young people with its launch in 1987. With the work of Paco Menendez and Opera Softthe game places us in a single player adventure that became an 8-bit legend.
Metroid: Samus Returns
the saga metroid has been in force since 1986, with its premiere in Japan. Samus Returns is a remake released in 2017 for Nintendo It dumps us in a 2D delivery, seen from the third person. Also stamped with MercurySteamthe Iberian country again said present in a Japanese installment that knew how to catch hundreds of fans around the world.
With the resolution of the Spanish representatives: Do you think it is fair to recognize video games as part of culture? What Spanish game do you remember playing? This may perhaps have a kick in other countries to follow in the footsteps of the Spanish legislature.