Brazil Games News
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Begins, in February 2022, a Report on the Brazilian Game Industry. The Report will be widely publicized and will have the collaboration of the entire gaming ecosystem in Brazil, will bring elements that will facilitate decision-making for the creation of growth strategies, public and private policies and promotion of our competitiveness. Stay tuned! If you want to talk to Brazil Games Association about this matter, contact us at: email@example.com
YUKI, from ARVORE Immersive Experience, is a nominee for the D.I.C,E Awards in the Immersive Reality Technical Achievement category. This award is commonly referred to in the industry as the "Oscars of video games" and the winners will be revealed in a special 25th anniversary edition of the D.I.C.E. at the awards ceremony with live broadcast on 02/24. Go YUKI!!
YUKI, released in July 2021, is a rogue-like bullet hell VR that has been universally praised as the first of its kind. Set in a vivid anime setting created by a child's imagination, players are thrown into a barrage of gunfire in the most viscerally immersive ways imaginable. This scenario made them considered by Metacritic as one of the best games of 2021, and brought them the Best Immersive Game Award at the Raindance Film Festival.
The game was also one of the TOP ACTION AND ARCADE GAMES of 2021 on the Oculus VR Quest!
ARVORE is an award-winning Brazilian studio based in São Paulo and Los Angeles that creates and develops a deep interactive narrative experience using the latest immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality.
The studio is one of the most prominent in this Brazilian scene, with several nominations, recognitions and awards in its luggage. They own an Emmy Award for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming with The Line, have a highly acclaimed successful franchise - Pixel Ripped 1995 and 1989!
We started the year with a stop in South Africa. Brazil Games Association and our Embassy in Pretoria welcomed South African incubators and accelerators for a first exchange of opportunities and potential points for cooperation; the meeting took place online on January 21st, more to come!
Get to know a little more about our guests:
Uri Admon: a web and mobile pioneer, game designer, behavioral scientist, Board Member of GameIS, CEO and Founder of Captain Up
Shai Benbasat: Tech and Gaming Expert, TV Host, YouTuber and Consultant
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QUByte Interactive, in partnership with Mira Games, is pleased to announce a brand new game Watermelon Blocks that became available for Nintendo Switch in January.
The game is a 2D platformer puzzle game with a simple narrative, you’ll control a watermelon which moves automatically and can change direction by wall jumping through the levels.
You’ll help Block, a simple watermelon, get through the 46 challenge stages that will have a lot of puzzles, enemies and spikes in the dangerous platforms of Watermelon Blocks.
The levels get progressively more challenging and introduce new mechanics and obstacles on the way. So, the player must be aware of the puzzle that needs to be solved with the new abilities.
- Simple gameplay mechanics;
- 46 levels to complete;
- Fast paced music;
- Pixel art style;
You can watch a Gameplay Video clicking here
More info about the game right here
Media Contact | Nicolas Takada |firstname.lastname@example.org
QUByte Interactive, in partnership with MiniCactus Games, just announced a brand new game Unlock the Cat that will be available for Nintendo Switch.
Unlock the Cat is a puzzle inspired by the classic Klotski models, in which the player will move the different pieces of different sizes on a board in order to release the main one. In this variation of the classic, the objective is precisely to save the kitten that is being surrounded by rocks that are blocking its path.
With a simple gameplay and cute visuals, Unlock the Cat comes out as a minimalist puzzle in which the player can enjoy the soundtracks, composed for the tranquility experiences in mind, and the addition to the more than 30 challenges that the game provides.
- Challenging and captivating puzzles;
- Simple controls;
- Unique gameplay;
- Beautiful and minimalistic graphics;
- Amazing Soundtrack with relaxing songs;
You can watch a Gameplay Video clicking here
More info about the game right here
Media contact | Nicolas Takada | email@example.com
We were present and involved in several releases such as the bullet hell rogue-like VR YUKI, from ARVORE, and the tactical rogue-like, Evertried from Lunic Games and the DLC from Horizon Chase - Senna Forever!
Brazil is the largest and most important game development hub in Latin America, delivering quality games and with incredible studios spread across the country. Today, we will look back on 2021, a year that, once again, put the Brazilian scenario in the spotlight!
Capcom, Xbox, Amazon, Nintendo, Facebook, and Tilting Point were some of the names that had a considerable presence in the last edition of the festival which, in addition to being in a virtual environment, had 545 participating companies, resulting in more than 5600 business meetings. Here it is worth mentioning the presence of more than 60 countries, a victory in a B2B environment. Another forecast worth celebrating is the 50 million business generated.
The games that were made available to be played online by the Festival, attracted the attention of over 40 million estimated users over the course of the exhibition, through the App Store, Google Play, Steam and Microsoft Store.
And as a way to further support the gaming market, the BIG Festival created a Jobs Portal - where companies can seek skilled labor and aspiring, and industry professionals can find job opportunities - which saw more than 1,000 registered professionals.
GDC | Game Connection | Meet To Match: The largest delegation of Brazil Games, with 53 companies, participated in the events of GDC - Game Developers Conference, Game Connection Online and 2 editions of MeetToMatch: San Francisco Edition and Shanghai Edition, which took place online during the month of July 2021!
And of course, with great games, including survival horror games like Fira Soft's Kriophobia, co-op VR games like Venturion's Laser Storm, and even licensed games based on hit IPs like Cobra Kai - The Karate Kid saga continues, from Flux Games. .
Learn more about Brazil Games' participation in these events HERE.
Devcom / Gamescom: In August, the Brazil Games delegation participated in Gamescom, the most important event in Europe and Devcom, a partner event, but more focused on independent production. 12 of the hottest Brazilian indie studios attended, including ARVORE Immersive Experiences, Flux Games, Mad Mimic Interactive and PETIT FABRIK. Brazil Games also supported the participation of 35 studios in Devcom's Meet-to-Match Business Rounds with the aim of exploring business partnership opportunities with publishers, investors and developers.
Learn more HERE.
XDS Summit 2021: Brazil is increasingly competent in External Development! Brazil Games supported 6 studios: Diorama Digital, DX Gameworks, Flux Games, Gameplan.gg, Plot Kids and PUGA Studios - for the most important international meeting of the year, XDS Adapt, External Development Summit 2021.
Review the full participation of Brazil Games
- Tokyo Game Show | Meet To Match Tokyo: Brazil present at one of the most iconic and legendary events in the industry: TGS. For this four-day event, Brazil Games supported 40 studios (See our presence here) - including a delegation to Tokyo's MeetToMatch. In addition, six studios were selected to participate in TGS's Trial Play, where event attendees are invited to try free demos of games like Cafundó Creative Studio's Tetragon and Double Dash Studios' Sky Racket
- GIC Polônia: The Game Industry Conference (GIC) 2021 in Poland this year featured a whole day entirely dedicated to the Brazilian market! On the schedule, the session: “Brazil: a new territory for game development and a vibrant market to explore!” which showcased some of the best and brightest independent studios in Brazil, including ARVORE Immersive Experiences, AIYRA and Rockhead Studios
- Brazilian Games Week: the first annual Brazilian Games Week took place in September, an action led by the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo, with capillarity in Brazilian Consulates and Embassies around the world. Brazilian Games Week publicized games, companies and technology from the country's video game industry to a global audience for five days. Topics covered included virtual reality and the burgeoning Brazilian eSports scene.
2021 was a fantastic year for studios in Brazil. At Brazil Games Association /Brazil Games we saw the launch and reveal of some amazing titles, from kart drivers and Formula 1 legends to innovative 2D puzzlers and their VR equivalents. With so much to show, it would be hard to single them all out on this list, but here are a few to pique everyone's curiosity!
Thanks for a great year!
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.
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