Brazil Games Program, in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) and Abragames, share the mission of fostering the Brazilian gaming industry, co-organizing the B2B hub at the BIG Festival, the largest market in the industry of games in Latin America. After two years of being held virtually, in 2022 the event will take place in person and virtual, following the successful format of the last two editions. Produced since 2012, for the last 10 years the BIG Festival has been showcasing the best games in the world, sharing the latest game released from renowned publishers and promoting business meetings. The Festival is expected to bring together about 30,000 people covering the event, in addition to reaching more than 1 million people in online broadcasts.
When: July 7th to 10th, 2022
Where: São Paulo, Brazil, in person and online
Location: São Paulo Expo
The companies will also enter a multi-game publishing agreement for future unannounced multiplatform games. AQUIRIS, best known for its award-winning work on titles like Wonderbox and Horizon Chase, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. This strategic partnership and investment from Epic Games will help shape the next 15 years. "We are thrilled to partner with Epic Games. It's a strong endorsement of what AQUIRIS has built so far, and we can't wait to show the world what we are working on together. Epic's publishing power and close collaboration with us on tech, business intelligence, and product development will help us boost the quality and the reach of our titles." said AQUIRIS CEO Mauricio Longoni.
Dolmen is a Sci-fi RPG being developed by the Brazilian studio Massive Work. The game will be released on May 20th. In addition to the PS4 and PS5, the game, which has a Dark Souls vibe in a science fiction theme, will also be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC via Steam.
Rogue Snail and Gearbox Publishing announced their partnership in bringing Relic Hunters Legend to life. The upcoming top-down, looter-shooter, is full of shooting, looting, and having fun with friends. Relic Hunters Legend is an in-development free-to-play online looter-shooter RPG featuring exciting, fast-paced gameplay, a variety of powerful equipment and weapons with tons of customizable options, and a cast of rowdy rebels with different skills and abilities that you can fine tune to match your playing style! Dive into an epic adventure with the Relic Hunters to recover lost Relics and “Duck, Duck, Loot” some Ducans! Stay in the loop with all upcoming announcements and reveals on the Relic Hunters LegendSteam page.
QUByte Interactive, in partnership with Men Sana Interactive, announced a new game, Mini Words Collection that is available for Nintendo Switch. Mini Words Collection is a compilation of three games that will help the player improve their language skill, discovering more words and practicing their vocabulary in a fun way. Each game has a unique style of teaching the player some new words in English, as well as in other languages. English learners of all levels can have fun while practicing vocabulary in a unique mix of logic puzzle, word search, and hangman. Unscramble the words using all letters on the board, without repeating or crossing paths.
Dungeon Color is a top-down puzzle game, where you switch between flames in order to achieve the rainbow flame in each room. Interact with colors and Switch between flames to match each door. Every door only opens when you are with its respective color.
Every obstacle changes the way you look at the entire room, so be careful with where you touch and melt your brain finding new solutions.
Get to the rainbow flame!
Your little golem just wants to be filled with the energy from the biggest flame, so get the job done and find your way through each room.
• 50 Levels;
• 4 Switchable flames;
• Many obstacles to complicate your exit;
• Vibrant music;
• Pixel art style.
Hidden Shapes: Animals + Lovely Cats is a collection with two beautiful and relaxing minimalist hand-drawn jigsaw puzzles that have two options to choose, cats or animals in general. Both games in this bundle have similar features and playthrough, in the Lovely Cats edition, the player will have the opportunity to play with elements of the classic jigsaw puzzle with a lot of cute cats. In the Animals version, the player will have the same features, but with different levels and now with a diversity of animals in this theme. Both games are created exclusively for you to rescue your tranquility and to be amazed by beautiful art for each puzzle solved, using abstract and minimalist elements.
Abragames' schedule of events was busy with two important webinars: Japanese Games Market, Challenges and Opportunities and South Africa and Brazil, Gaming Industry Opportunities. The events, co-organized by the Brazilian Embassies in Tokyo and Pretoria, respectively, within the Innovation Diplomacy Program, promoted the reflection about essential themes for the games industry in Brazil, Japan and South Africa. Specialists on the market discussed, among others, about the potential of the Japanese market, the diversity and opportunities of the sector in Brazil and South Africa. The videos will be available soon on Abragames channels.
The Brazil Games Export Program is the export program created by the Brazilian Game Companies Association, Brazil Games Association, in partnership with ApexBrasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency. Our goal is to promote the Brazilian 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.
BRAZILIAN GAME COMPANIES ASSOCIATION
Brazil Games Association, the Brazilian Game Companies Association, was founded in 2004 and represents Brazilian studios developing games on various platforms. Besides catalyzing the game production in the country by training and promoting expertise, Brazil Games Association aims at making Brazilian creativity and technology available to the main players of the international game industry.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The Agency supports more than 12,000 companies from 80 different industries, which in turn export to 200 markets. ApexBrasil also plays a key role in attracting foreign direct investment to Brazil, working to detect business opportunities, promoting strategic events and providing support to foreign investors interested in allocating resources in Brazil.
Disclaimer: Sponsored events and games showcased on this Newsletter may not reflect Abragames/Brazil Games opinion.