SÃO PAULO – Brazil (31 July 2019)
Brazil Games will be exhibiting Gamescom for the third time this year with the goal to generate new business opportunities with the European trade visitors. Brazil Games, a partnership between The Brazilian Game Companies Association, ABRAGAMES, and Apex-Brasil (The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), gathered 21 talented companies to represent their country’s ingenuity and proficiency in game development and services such as: software and external development for consoles, mobile, PC, VR, marketing, PR, live ops, audio, arts and game design.
This year within the Brazil Games delegation can be found international-class outsourcing developers such as Kokku, mostly known for its work on “Horizon Zero Dawn” (3D Modeling) and “Sniper Ghost Warrior III” (Programming), and Puga Studios, which provides high quality art and UI/UX outsourcing services. Also represented this year, Gazeus is a company developing casual and social games mostly for mobile which counts over 7 million monthly users. On top of that, Brazil Games gathered creative indie game studios to showcase in gamescom including Mad Mimic, the studio received a few awards for their own game “No Heroes Here”, and Aquiris which developed the world-acclaimed franchise “Horizon Chase”.
Check out the Reel of the companies here:
"We are extremely happy to be able to support the talent of our companies internationally and create strong and lasting relationships with the world’s gaming community. It is only two months after BIG Festival in Brazil, therefore Gamescom is the perfect moment for us to connect the Brazilian industry with the world.” says Sandro Manfredini, President of Abragames.
Speaking of the Brazilian games industry, it reunites every year in June when Sao Paulo becomes the heart of the Indie Game scene in Latin America during the BIG Festival, Brazil's Independent Game Festival. The 7th edition of the festival was held this year from June 26 to June 30 and it was a real success with more than 630 professional attendees representing 358 different companies, while 126 of them came from abroad. The representatives of the festival will be attending Gamescom with the delegation, and are more than happy to share information and discuss about the Brazilian market.
Brazil is one of the fastest growing countries in the gaming industry and is gradually moving forward a more relevant role in the global scenario. In 2018 the country was the 13th largest market in the world with a player base of more than 75 Million (#3 in the world), and 375 digital game developers companies, growing 28% in one year according to the II Census of the Digital Games Industry. While the global market will grow at around 7% a year (2017 to 2021), the Brazilian market expects to grow 16% per year, reaching 1.25 billion € by 2021 (source PWC, 2017b).
MEETING PLACE: GAMESCOM 2019 – HALL 3.2 – BOOTH F059
About Brazil Games
Brazil Games is the export program created by the Brazilian Independent Game Companies Association, ABRAGAMES, in partnership with Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency. Our goal is to promote the Brazilian Indie Game industry internationally, developing new business opportunities for our companies. 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.