We are excited and confident about the success of our initiatives this year!
gamescom latam is approaching! The event, a result of the collaboration between gamescom and the BIG Festival, is scheduled to take place from June 26 to 30 at the São Paulo Expo. In this unique partnership, the BIG Festival joins forces with gamescom to elevate the gaming landscape in Brazil, promising a richer and more impactful experience for everyone involved. It will be a unique opportunity to explore the frontiers of innovation, establish valuable connections and dive into the exciting future that awaits at gamescom LATAM.
The event also allows the audience to submit suggestions for presentations, recommending speakers or topics they find interesting. To send your ideas, you need to fill out the form by March 17th. Access thelink on the website.
The year 2024 promises to be amazing for our community, featuring unmissable events that will define the gaming industry landscape. In addition to the gamescom latam and the BIG Festival in June, we remind you that the Kidscreen Summit is set to take place in February.
The Kidscreen Summit is an international event that brings together professionals from the children's entertainment sector. This event, which takes place in San Diego, offers a unique opportunity to explore trends, strategies and opportunities in the animation and content segments aimed at children.
Furthermore, we are happy to highlight another exciting event to our agenda: the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March, held in San Francisco, California. The GDC stands as one of the largest annual gatherings of professionals in the game industry, attracting developers, designers, artists, and other experts from around the world. Engaging lectures, workshops and networking opportunities make GDC an essential hub for those looking to be part of the gaming industry.
To closely follow every detail of the events, including Kidscreen Summit, GDC 2024 and gamescom latam/BiG Festival, simply visit the official Brazil Games website. On the website, you will find information about the Association's work, participation in events, and more.
2024 GDC DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
The Diversity Council of Abragames, in collaboration with the Latin American Federation of Video Game Developers, has announced the 2024 Diversity Scholarships Call for the Game Developers Conference (GDC).
This initiative aims to enable individuals from underrepresented groups in the Brazilian game industry to participate in GDC 2024, one of the largest events in the sector. GDC is scheduled to take place from March 18 to 22 in San Francisco, CA, United States.
The call will enclose the distribution of 8 all-pass tickets, each valued at over $2,000, for diverse individuals in the game industry who wish to participate in GDC 2024. Students and professionals in the game industry over 18 years of age, residing in Brazil for at least 2 consecutive years, are eligible to apply.
Diversity criteria outlined in the call include gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and age; candidates meeting these criteria will be given priority in the evaluation. A valid passport and U.S. visa are not required at the time of application, but it is important to note that, if selected, these documents will be necessary for ticket receipt.
The Diversity Council emphasizes that inclusion and diversity are fundamental pillars for the development and evolution of the game industry. And the initiative to grant tickets for GDC 2024 aims to promote equal opportunities and broaden the representation of diverse individuals in the sector.
To participate and obtain more information about the call, please access the corresponding announcement!
Applications are open until January 31, 2024. The selected individuals, to be announced soon, will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and other activities at GDC 2024.
Check the full call:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IMsfa1P_JsHGnD6V413zpYfn83-04JZkhm29c6_XAHY[/link]
Link to the form: https://forms.gle/4tNW1VC7Gif7bM4Z6[/link].
By adopting sustainable practices and implementing measures to offset carbon emissions, VRMonkey is leading the way toward a more sustainable gaming industry in the country. The studio is offsetting 30 tons of carbon equivalent in projects that support the Amazon rainforest and sustainability, demonstrating that the gaming sector can also contribute to a better planet in the future.
For VRMonkey, this achievement is more than an honor; it represents a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. By neutralizing its carbon emissions, the studio not only sets a high standard for the gaming industry but also highlights the importance of environmental considerations in an industry that shapes global entertainment.
Let's celebrate together this remarkable achievement by VRMonkey!
The Creative SP is a strategic initiative aimed at boosting the internationalization of companies and cultural institutions based in the State of São Paulo. For the first half of 2024, missions and events are scheduled to offer unique opportunities to explore new markets and establish strategic partnerships. CreativeSP works as a catalyst for the global growth of creative economy companies in São Paulo, providing exceptional networking, learning, and international visibility opportunities.
The international missions include:
- Berlinale – Berlin, Germany
- SXSW (South by Southwest) – Austin, United States
- GDC (Games Developers Conference) – San Francisco, United States
- Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France
- Cannes Lions Advertising Festival – Cannes, France
Participation in international missions requires responding to specific public calls for each event on the CreativeSP agenda.
Registrations are open for the missions in the first half of 2024..
ACCESS THE CALL FOR THE 2024 EDITION OF CREATIVESP.
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.