49 Studios Offer New, Exciting Games, Talent, and Offerings
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL (March 18, 2020) — 49 game development and production studios, part of the Brazil Games Export program, were set to showcase their incredible talent during the 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC) and at Game Connection America (GCA). In light of the coronavirus-related cancellation of those events, the Brazil Games Companies Association would like to share some of the exciting projects in production for 2020 and beyond.
More than 140 companies, which comprise a major part of the Brazilian games industry, work in partnership with Brazil Games, the Brazilian Games Export Program, which is carried out by Abragames (Brazilian Games Companies Association) in partnership with Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency. Brazil is currently the 13th largest gaming market in the world and continues to flourish. With a 13.5 per cent annual growth rate, Brazil accounts for USD $1.6 billion in videogame-related revenue, second in Latin America only to Mexico.
Brazil-based developers and creative studios contribute to some of the biggest global video games while also steadily increasing the number of critically acclaimed original entertainment franchises made in Brazil. This year alone, five Brazilian studios attended KidScreen Summit 2020 in Miami, four studios attended PAX East 2020 in Boston and were selected to be part of the prestigious Indie Megabooth, and 49 studios planned to attend GDC 2020 in San Francisco this week.
During GDC, twelve studios — with projects ranging from critically acclaimed action RPGs, multiplayer titles, mobile, and educational games, to genre-blending offerings and VR and AR games — were to participate at GDC@Play. These include Broders Interactive, Cafundo Creative Studio, INSANE, GamePlan, Mad Mimic, Oktagon Games, Petit Fabrik, Rockgames, Rogue Snail, Skullfish Studios, Electric Monkeys, and VRMonkey. Other notable studios that were set to attend include, Kokku, Pipa Studio, Tapps Games, Aquiris, Rockhead Studios. In addition, three Brazilian studios were nominated for the Game Connection America 2020 Indie Development Awards: Dandy Ace from Mad Mimic Studio, Sky Racket from Double Dash Studios, and Sword Legacy from Firecast Studio.
“We are extremely proud of the creative success of our studios and their accomplishments,” said Eliana Russi Manager of Brazil Games. “While we are unable to share our achievements and upcoming projects at this year’s Game Developers Conference, we are happy to provide opportunities to connect the incredible talent from Brazil with the world.”
“The talent and innovation that Brazil brings to the games industry is immense, and we look forward to sharing it with the world,” said Mariana Gomes, Apex-Brasil Project Manager. “We have much to show off on behalf of Brazil and look forward to continuing to present our studios, talent, and independent games to industry professionals and players alike.”
More information about all 49 studios that were set to attend GDC can be found in the “Brazil Games at GDC” catalog (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xnYef2fovDDYbbKxq-T1FLa648GpXRms/view)
A full press kit can be found here: https://uberstrategist.link/brazilgames-pkit.
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About Brazil Games
Brazil Games is an Export Program created in 2013 by the Brazilian Game Companies Association (Abragames), in partnership with Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency. The 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 has a presence at key international marketplaces throughout 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 to BIG Festival, Brazil's Independent Games Festival – the premier international festival for independent games and developers, and the hub for international business in Latin America.
Created in 2004 by a consortium of development companies, Abragames, the Brazilian Association of Digital Game Developers, is a non-profit entity with the aim of strengthening the national game development industry. Abragames’ main objectives are to organize, coordinate, strengthen, and promote the Brazilian digital games industry through the representation of its national and international ecosystem, and building awareness and understanding of all elements of our value chain. Abragames also promotes events and partnerships that enhance the capabilities and global recognition of Brazil’s gaming industry.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The agency supports 12,000 companies in 802 sectors of the Brazilian economy, which in turn export to around 200 markets. Apex-Brasil also plays a key role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil, working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and providing support to foreign investors interested in allocating resources in Brazil.
Mario R. Kroll, MBA and Lisa Mior