In partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), the group is led by Brazil Games (the Brazilian Games Export Program) — carried out by the Brazilian Games Companies Association and Abragames.
Taking place from Tuesday, October 27, to Friday, October 30, 2020, XDS20 Adapt is a one-of-a-kind industry event that draws hundreds of attendees from more than 45 countries that shines a light on studios that specialize in the external development of art, animation, audio, software engineering, QA, and localization.
“We’re very proud of the work done by all of our independent game studios, whether that’s developing their own titles in the house or assisting with independent and AAA studios internationally,” said Eliana Russi, Manager of Brazil Games. “Brazil is becoming a very important player in the scene and is growing an international reputation for top of the line quality work.”
Nine studios will be present at XDS20 Adapt, including the recently expanded Garage 227 Studios, 2D and 3D art specialists PUGA Studios, and the veteran studio Manifesto Games — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other Brazil Games’ member studios attending XDS20 Adapt include BitCake, Cavylabs, Diorama Digital, Dogs Underground, GamePlan Consultants, and Kokku. Daniel Monastero, CEO of Garage 227 Studios, will be presenting at the event in his talk, “From 911 to Speed Dial: A Case Study in Partnership Evolution” on October 27, 3:30 PM BRT.
Founded in 2014, Garage 227 Studios is an external development house with a focus on 2D and 3D game art, animation, engineering, porting, and full-game development. In 2017 the company expanded into the United States and now has studios in São Paulo and an office in Los Angeles. Garage 227 provides its partners with concept art, both 2D and 3D, characters, environments, illustration, VFX, and animation, and has worked with studios like Kokku, Bad Minions, Flux, Soedesco, and many others.
PUGA Studios is a top Brazilian outsourcing company that specializes in the creation of 2D and stylized 3D art, with clients in 16 different countries and a resume that includes clients and partners like Gearbox, Jam City and Kwalee. PUGA promises high-quality content and delivery from it’s staff of experienced artists and developers.
Manifesto Games, is one of Brazil’s longest-serving external development studios, with nearly 15 years in the industry and a whopping 100+ titles under their belt. Their client list includes world-famous brands like Disney, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Ubisoft, and Zynga. Currently, the studio is supporting the live operations of a multiplatform game developed by Ubisoft. As well, Manifesto supports the live operation of the children’s entertainment platform The Children’s Kingdom: Play and Learn, which they co-produced with Leader Entertainment. The studio is proficient in both the development of mobile or web html5 titles and ongoing operations for titles that aren’t actively being developed or require a complement staff to assist the core team.
Garage 227, Manifesto Games, and nine more Brazilian studios including Aiyra, Cavylabs, Druzina Content, Flux Games, GamePlan Consultants, Kokku, Main Leaf, Manifesto Games, Radioativa Game Sounds, Smash Mountain Stud, and Webcore Games, will also be attending White Nights, a European B2B event that draws more than 20,000 participants online. White Nights Fall Online will take place from October 26 to October 30, 2020.
Brazil Games representatives will be speaking at White Nights on October 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM BRT for this year’s talk: “Doing Game Business in Brazil, Opportunities you can’t miss!” — which will help teach interested parties how to expand their businesses in Brazil.
Catalog detailing information about the Brazil Content studios attending XDS20 Adapt and White Nights can be found below:
[XDS20 Adapt] https://uberstrategist.link/BrazilGames_XDS2020
[White Nights] https://uberstrategist.link/Brazil-Games-White-Nights
A video reels featuring the Brazil Games video game development studios attending XDS20 Adapt can be found below:
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Brazil is now the 13th largest video game market in the world and second in Latin America, only to Mexico. The $1.6 billion (USD) Brazilian games industry has nearly doubled in size since 2014, and the number of local gamers reached 75.7 million as of 2018, making Brazil the fourth-largest consumer market in the world. Half of both men and women in Brazil play mobile games, while roughly 40 percent of men and women play PC games, according to Newzoo. Purchase intent is healthy as well, as 83 percent of gamers in the region have made an in-game purchase within the past six months.
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. The Agency's efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, the 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 providing support to foreign investors interested in allocating resources in Brazil.