An Exciting Future for Brazilian Games
Welcome to the first Brazil Games Newsletter!
Brazilian studios are conquering awards and receiving recognition worldwide, thanks to the combined efforts of Brazil Games and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
Hot games and hotter temperatures heated up the game industry at the beginning of the year. For starters, a record-breaking size Brazilian Delegation at GDC 2019: 47 Brazilian companies attending the conference this year.
The following games will be fighting for recognition against the best games in the world at GDC: Relic Hunters, by Rogue Snail, and DeMagnete VR, by BitCake, are two of the eight winners of Best in Play, organised by GDC Conference. Areia, by GILP Studio, received an honourable mention of the same award. Dandara, by Long Hat House, Lila's Tale, by Skullfish Studios, Looney Tunes™ World Of Mayhem, by Aquiris Game Studio, Tetragon, by Cafundó Estúdio Criativo, Hoppia Tale, by Ludic Side Game Studio, and Until Dead, by Monomyto Game Studio are the six Brazilian finalists for the 15th International Mobile Gaming Awards, IMGA.
New Brazilian games are being released within the country and exported all over the world. Game Developers are attending global events in China and Canada and Brazilian games are being featured in the US App Store and at in the prestigious Famitsu publication– Japan’s biggest game magazine.
Brazil Games agenda for 2019/20 includes Kidscreen Summit, Game Developers Conference – GDC, Game Connection America, Pax East, Gamescom, a China Mission, External Development Summit - XDS and BIG Festival and Business Forum.
Brazilian Game Companies in San Francisco
Brazilian Games win Best in Play for GDC 2019
Check out all the winner for GDC Play 2019 at Gamasutra!
Check out the Brazilian games’ reels:
Trial of Titans and Talaka at GDC Pitch
Six Brazilian Games Nominated for the 15th IMGA
The Brazilians have invaded the 15th Annual International Mobile Gaming Awards! The award ceremony happens on March 19th, in San Francisco. You can help decide who wins the People's Choice Award. Select your favourite and vote now by clicking here! BEST OF LUCK AND CONGRATULATIONS to the following Brazilian Games and Developers!
2 Brazilian Games Nominated for Game Connection America 2019 Development Awards
There are more Brazilian games as finalists in San Francisco. Crystal League, by, FlipStar Studios, and Spaceline Crew, by Coffeenauts are nominees for the Game Connection America 2019 Development Awards. The first competes for Best Social Game, the later for both Best Casual Game and Most Promising IP. There is also the People's Choice Award, which you can vote for online through the Facebook Page.
Congratulations, Coffeenauts and FlipStar! Best of luck!
BIG Festival at GDC
DeMagnetE VR gets featured at UploadVR
UploadVR has published a feature about one of our Best In Play winner, DeMagnete VR! It The game will be released for Oculus Rift, Vive and PSVR later this year. DeMagnete VR is one of the games funded by Ancine, the Brazilian Film Agency. Congratulations to the whole team at BitCake! Check out the article here!
Hoplon awarded by MMOHuts
Heavy Metal Machines, by Hoplon, won the Best New MOBA 2018 by MMOHuts – a reference in MMO and MOBA games. According to their website, "in a genre that’s overcrowded with games trying too hard to be League of Legends or DotA, it’s nice to see a developer trying something radically different". Congratulations to the team!
Check the review here!
Save the date for the Largest International B2B games market in Latin America!
Submissions are now open!
Independent game developers from all around the globe can submit their games to BIG Festival 2019 (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival). The event takes place in São Paulo, Brazil, from the 26nd to the 30th of June. To subscribe a game for the BIG Festival competition, please visit: bigfestival.com.br
New Diversity Stamp
Newcomers at PAX East
Out of Space at SXSW and PAX East
Out of Space, a a new title by Behold Studios, has been selected to showcase on the 15th of March at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Pitch Competition. This is one of the world’s most important events in the creative industries, happening in Austin, Texas. The studio will also be showcasing their game at the PAX East -Indie Megabooth. best of luck and congratulations to the team!
Sword Legacy at SXSW Festival
Sword Legacy, by Fableware: Narrative Design and Firecast Studio, is the only Brazilian finalist for the Gamer’s Voice Award, at SXSW Festival - one of the world’s largest events for the creative industry. The awards ceremony will be in Austin, Texas, on the 16th of March. We are cheering for Sword Legacy! Congratulations to the team.
Starlit on Wheels Featured on the US App Store
Starlit On Wheels, a kart game based on the Starlit Adventures Series – a franchise by Rockhead Studios with over 10 million downloads across several platforms – was released worldwide on the 31st of January and got featured on the US App Store.
Necrosphere Deluxe for Consoles
Necrosphere Deluxe, by Cat Nigiri, is now available for PS4, PSVita and Nintendo Switch after its big success on PC. Famitsu, one of the most prestigious Japanese game magazines, wrote an entire article about it. Read it at: https://www.famitsu.com/news/201901/31171346.html
Timo The Game Launches on Mobile
Timo The Game, Webcore Games newest title, has just launched on the App Store and on Google Play. The main character, Timo, dives into a book and finds himself lost in five literary worlds. That is when he sets out on an adventure to find a way out, unfolding different universes throughout every book he visits. In his journey, Timo faces many challenges and enemies, but also finds great companions and allies. Check it out at: https://www.timothegame.com/
Brazilian Games Invasion at Kidscreen Summit 2019
Flux Game Studio at #DemoNight2019
Flux Game Studio had their game selected for #DemoNight2019, one of Montreal’s most important game events. The head of the studio, Paulo Luis Santos, showed off Talaka on the 29th of January, and said: "It's a great pleasure to be a part of such an incredible event and to be on stage to present Flux's work to 500 people from the renowned Canadian game industry. Our new game is putting Brazilian culture out there and by being selected it makes us even more confident that the world is interested in what we, Brazilians, are able to create.”
Trial of Titans in Taipei
Oktagon’s new game, Trial of Titans, showcases at Taipei Game Show, TGS, in Taiwan, on the 24th and 25th of January. The title, previously called Raid Boss, started its development in 2016 and it was one of the winners of a public competition by Ancine, the Brazilian Film Agency, in 2017. Its release date is just around the corner so Oktagon took advantage of the show to playtest: “It means a lot to us to be able to playtest with real players because we can hear first hand from them what works, what can be improved and what still need attention,” explains Ronaldo Cruz, the studios’s CEO. Trial of Titans is a mobile game that shuns the standard classic fantasy environments, has got fast-paced turn-based unit-on-unit combat and highly customisable squads.
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