Happy Holidays to everyone, and see you in 2024, which will undoubtedly be a very exciting year for our sector.
As in previous editions of the BIG Festival, Abragames will continue to be part of the curation of B2B content for gamescom LATAM, coordinating panels and presentations, and will be responsible for hosting some of the international guests at the 2024 event.
"Abragames will participate in gamescom LATAM 2024 with the aim of promoting the national game industry and creating business opportunities for national studios. In 2023, for example, at the BIG Festival, the association was responsible for over 40 hours of live content and brought 37 personalities from other countries to participate in the festival," says Rodrigo Terra, president of Abragames.
"Now, with the new gamescom LATAM, we will expand our participation even further and provide memorable moments for players, developers, executives, fans, enthusiasts, and other colleagues in the gaming industry," concludes the president of Abragames.
Gamescom LATAM will take place from June 26 to 30 at São Paulo Expo in São Paulo. The goal is for the event to become one of the largest business and launch platforms in the gaming industry worldwide. Abragames will offer full support to ensure the success of gamescom LATAM.
Google Playtime is a global initiative aimed at providing a space for the exchange of experiences, showcasing innovations, and engaging in in-depth discussions about the world of mobile gaming. Daniel Trocóli, Head of Game Partnerships for Google Play in Latin America, took the stage for a significant presentation. Trocóli stepped onto the stage to provide valuable insights and highlight the exciting opportunities offered by the Indie Games Fund 2023.
On stage, we also had the distinguished presence of Filipe, representing Aoca, and Tulio Mendes, Director of Art and Creation at Glitch Factory. Their contributions further enriched the event, bringing valuable perspectives and sharing enriching experiences. Abragames is pleased with the active participation of Filipe and Tulio in the event, recognizing the value that these professionals added to the event and strengthening collaborative ties within the game developer community in Latin America.
"Playing for the Planet" is a global initiative aimed at mobilizing the electronic gaming industry to contribute positively to environmental sustainability. Launched in September 2019 during the UN Climate Summit, the initiative brings together leading companies in the gaming sector to combat climate change and promote sustainable practices. Recognizing the global reach of electronic games, the initiative seeks to leverage this influence to inspire positive environmental actions.
Recently, Playing for the Planet launched the Green Game Jam, a unique event challenging game studios to implement sustainable practices in their existing games. Instead of creating games from scratch in a short period, we invite developers to incorporate green initiatives into their current projects. Over four years, the Green Game Jam has achieved remarkable milestones, including the planting of over 2.5 million trees and the donation of $700,000 USD to support wildlife.
We believe that together we can make a difference, harnessing the creativity of the game development community to positively impact our planet. We strongly encourage Abragames' affiliated studios to join us in this sustainable effort. The starter kit is available on the Playing for the Planet website. The deadline for studio submissions is January 15, 2024.
apexbrasil's year-end event
During the presentation, Rodrigo Terra emphasized Abragames' commitment to strengthening the presence and impact of Brazilian game developers on the international stage. Projects promoting innovation, creativity, and sustainability were highlighted, reflecting the association's crucial role in the promotion and ongoing development of the national gaming industry.
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Furthermore, on December 11th, Monday, the Abragames representative in Brasília attended the meeting of the Senate Committee on Education and Culture. The active participation of our representative in this important gathering underscores Abragames' commitment to contribute to the formulation of public policies that directly impact the educational and cultural landscape associated with gaming in Brazil.
This busy week filled with significant events was crucial for Abragames, reaffirming its commitment to be a representative and active voice in the cultural and educational spheres. President Rodrigo Terra's participation in prominent events highlights the association's strategic importance in advocating for the interests of the Brazilian gaming industry.
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.
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