SAO PAULO – Brazil (22nd, October 2019) - The Export Program Brazil Games, created by the Brazilian Game Companies Association (Abragames) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), will be attending – for the fifth consecutive time – Game Connection Europe, GCE, one of Europe's premier b2b events, which takes place in Paris from 29th to 31st October.
With a delegation of 7 companies, (Cafundó Estúdio Criativo, Diorama, Fira Soft, GamePlan Hermit Crab Game Studio, Kokku , and Smash Mountain ) and 15 talented entrepreneurs, Brazil Games travels for the seventh time this year, encouraging Brazilian entrepreneurs to do business abroad.
Brazil's game industry will be featured at the panel Brazil: The Next Super Territory for Games, which will present a brief overview of the Brazilian game landscape and ecosystem and the reason why game companies should be mapping this new territory. The panel will be presented by Eliana Russi, executive manager of Brazil Games, on October 30th, at 2 pm.
"We will showcase the vibrant Brazilian game industry, which has stood out in the international press and industry events", says Russi. The executive manager recalls the first participation of the project at Game Connection Europe in 2013, according to her, the Brazilian game industry was totally unknown until then. "In five years a lot has changed and Brazil has become a major player in the global game market. Brazil Games and BIG Festival are key elements in placing the country as a game producer and not only a consumer market", celebrates.
Tetragon nominated for Game Connection Development Awards Europe 2019
Tetragon, by Cafundo Creative Studio, is the only Brazilian game nominated for the Game Connection Development Awards Europe 2019. It is running for the best Mobile and Best Quality of Art and also competes in the People's Choice award. Tetragon is a 2D puzzle set in a square-shaped world which walls may suddenly change positions, rearranging the gravity force of the game. Gameplay includes a sequence of puzzles guided by a deep narrative. The global launch takes place in the first quarter of 2020 for Mobile, Switch and PC. The game is currently in the top three games which received more votes.
Since 2016, Game Connection America's Indie Development Awards and Game Connection Europe's Indie Development Awards have had at least one Brazilian game among the finalists. In all, there were seven games competing, and four of them winning, they are: Alkimia (Bad Minions), The Rabbit Hole (VR Monkey) and Hempire (Lumen Games) awarded in 2016 and 2017. No Heroes Here (Mad Mimic) won the best Social Game at Game Connection America in 2017. This year, Spaceline Crew (Coffeenauts) has won two awards: Best Casual Game and Most Promising IP and Crystal League (Flipstar) was the winner of Best Social Game, all at Game Connection America 2019.
Check here the showreel of companies attending and the full catalogue
About Brazil Games
Brazil Games is the Export Program created in 2013, by the Brazilian Game Companies Association, Abragames, in partnership with Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency. Brazil Games Export Program promotes the Brazilian Games industry globally, developing new business leads and branding Brazil as a great place for business. Brazil Games international presence is at the most important market places in the world such as GDC, Game Connection America, Pax East, Gamescom, XDS, Kidscreen Summit, Tokyo Game Show and of course BIG Festival! The Brazil Games Program also promotes Brazil as the hub for business in Latin America and invites buyers, investors and publishers for BIG Festival, Brazil's Independent Games Festival, the most important international indie games festival and the hub for international business in Latin America.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. Apex-Brasil organizes several initiatives aiming to promote Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency's efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, arrangement of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, and other select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad. Apex-Brasil also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in Brazil.
Game Connection Europe 2019
Date: October 29th to 31st
Venue: Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles – hall 2.1
Panel: "Brazil: The Next Super Territory for Game Development"
Time: 14h- 15h
Game Connection Europe 2019 - Indie Development Awards
Game: Tetragon, by Cafundó Estúdio Criativo,
Date: up to 25/10
Link to vote: https://bit.ly/2MDVtSo
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