web summit lisbon
The Web Summit, considered the largest technology conference in Europe and held annually in Lisbon since 2009, has become an excellent opportunity for Abragames to promote connections between Brazilian companies and the international market. The organization, through the Brazil Games sector project, had a presence with approximately six studios, reinforcing the pride of representing Brazil at this prestigious event. The Web Summit, one of the most anticipated and respected meeting points for startups, corporations, and investors, hosted 70,236 participants from 153 countries. Among them were over 2,600 startups, who had the opportunity to present their innovative solutions.
- Cafundó Estúdio Criativo Eireli
- Kokku Games
- Arvore Experiências Imersivas
- Mad Mimic Games e Softwares
- Alopra Estúdio Ilustrações e Animações
- Webcore Serviços
The companies that participated in Web Summit Lisbon received special credentials to attend DevGAMM, which was exclusively focused on the B2B audience.
In this vibrant and inspiring environment, where innovation and creativity are the pillars, the president of Abragames, Rodrigo Terra, not only actively participated but also had the opportunity to lead a lecture focused on strategies for doing business with Brazil, providing valuable insights into the nuances of the Brazilian gaming market. This event, serving as a global platform for knowledge exchange and networking among developers, stands out not only as a showcase for local talent but also as a bridge connecting different gaming communities worldwide. Abragames' participation in these strategic discussions reflects our ongoing commitment to strengthen international relations and promote meaningful opportunities for the Brazilian gaming industry.
At MICBR 2023, Brazil Games was present! We enthusiastically participated in this incredible gathering that brought together creative minds from all over Brazil to discuss, learn, and exchange gaming knowledge. Our mission was to foster connections, inspire innovations, and strengthen the family of Brazilian game developers.
Brazil Games was present at the Business Roundtable of MICBR, diving into opportunities and partnerships that further propel the gaming industry in Brazil. It was an amazing experience of networking and strategic discussions, where we built bridges for the future of game development in the country.
We shared insights, experiences, and perspectives on the current landscape, fostering valuable discussions to further drive the development of the industry.
During the event, Daniel Trócoli, Head of Game Partnerships for Google Play in Latin America, took the stage and announced the 10 studios selected by the Indie Games Fund 2023:
67 Bits - My Zombie World
Actoon Studio - Wind Peaks
Big green pillow - Slash Quest
Blu Studios - Farm vs aliens
Creative Hand - Tiny Witch
Mother Gaia - Legend of the skyfish 2
Ogre Pixel - Lonesome Village
Purple tree - Golazo
Rockhead studios - Starlit Kart Racing
Pincer Games - Fighters of fate: card duel
The Indie Games Fund is one of the programs supported by Google Play to assist smaller studios, with a notable example being the Indie Games Accelerator. This program provides training and specialized guidance, and it recently involved the participation of 29 Latin American studios. This initiative reflects the platform's commitment to driving the growth and success of independent developers in the region.
Daniel Trócoli explained how the investment fund for independent game developers was created. “In all the initiatives we undertook, we found that we were imparting knowledge to these professionals, but they faced challenges in applying that knowledge. One of the major bottlenecks was the issue of access to investment. Because of this, they had to invest a significant portion of their time working for others.”
MICBR 2023 - The Ministry of Culture (MinC) played a prominent role as a protagonist in the organization, demonstrating its commitment to the growth and strengthening of the gaming industry in Brazil. Furthermore, the strategic partnership with ApexBrasil in the business area played a fundamental role, providing a favorable environment for the commercial expansion and internationalization of Brazilian gaming companies. This exemplary collaboration between government bodies and the private sector reinforces the joint commitment to propel the national games industry to new levels of success.
For more information about the event, check the MICBR page on Instagram.
paulo gustavo law announcement
The Paulo Gustavo Law emerged as a crucial measure to boost and revitalize the cultural sector, heavily impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its fundamental purpose is to ensure that artists, producers, and cultural organizers can resume their activities and contribute to the revitalization of the cultural landscape. This initiative aims not only to mitigate the adverse effects of the health crisis on the cultural sector but also to stimulate artistic production and create favorable conditions for the recovery of this vital industry.
We are extremely pleased to share the news that among the companies highlighted by the Paulo Gustavo Law call, no less than 11 of them are members of Abragames. This significant presence reflects the talent and excellence of our members, standing as a testimony to the commitment and significant contribution of the game development community to the cultural landscape.
Check here the members who were selected:
- Pushstart (Elevation Tecnologia e Comunicacao LTDA)
- Split Studio (Split Studio Producoes Audiovisuais LTDA)
- Coffeenauts LTDA
- Electric Monkeys (STUDICA BRASIL SOFTWARE LTDA)
- Ilex Games (Ilex Desenvolvimento de Software LTDA)
- Eludica Inovacoes Ltda.
- Mad Mimic Games e Softwares Ltda.
- Estudio Eter Computacao Grafica LTDA
- playSTEM (Playstem Conteúdos em Ciência, Tecnologia, Engenharia e Matemática LTDA)
- VRMonkey (Naked Monkey LTDA)
- Broders (BRODERS INTERACTIVE LTDA)
big festival 2024
Learn more: The highly anticipated BIG Festival has its date set and is scheduled to take place from June 26 to 30. This event, standing out as the largest independent games festival in Latin America, plays a crucial role in the regional landscape due to its unique ability to bring together developers, enthusiasts, investors, and industry professionals.
Furthermore, the exciting news is that registrations for developers wishing to participate in the BIG Festival have already opened. Since November 7, creators from across Latin America have the opportunity to submit their games for evaluation and potential selection at the event. This application period, extending until February 29, represents an unmissable opportunity for independent developers to showcase their creations to a global audience, establish valuable industry contacts, and potentially be recognized for their innovation and excellence.
For more information, visit the BIG website.
Founded in 2004 by a group of game development companies, Abragames, the Brazilian Association of Game Developers, emerged as a non-profit organization with the goal of strengthening the national game development industry. Abragames' mission is to coordinate, strengthen, and promote the Brazilian digital game industry through representation and dialogue within both the national and international ecosystems, fostering an understanding of all elements within our value chain. Additionally, Abragames promotes events and partnerships aimed at advancing the state of the art in game development in Brazil.
About Brazil Games
The Brazil Games Export Sector Project is a non-profit program created by Abragames (Brazilian Game Developers Association) in partnership with ApexBrasil (Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments). Its aim is to strengthen the Brazilian digital gaming industry by providing training and creating new business opportunities for Brazilian companies in the international market. Here's how to participate in the Brazil Games Project: See here.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. In order to achieve its goals, ApexBrasil carries out several trade promotion initiatives aimed at promoting Brazilian products and services abroad, such as prospective and trade missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in major international fairs, visits of foreign buyers and opinion
makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, among other business platforms that also aim at strengthening the Brazil brand.
Disclaimer: Sponsored events and games showcased on this Newsletter may not reflect Abragames/Brazil Games opinion.