abragames and apex renewed the partnership
Abragames (Brazilian Game Companies Association,) renewed the partnership contract with ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) for another two years, - 2023/2024. In 2023, the entities will celebrate ten years of partnership, which focuses on the Brazil Games Sectorial Project, created to improve Brazilian video game exports, boosting business and giving even more visibility to national projects.
With the renovation, Abragames and ApexBrasil want to surpass the excellent results achieved in recent years – considered the best in history –, in addition to expanding the presence of national studios among major international events from the sector.
“All the results achieved by the project, with the quality and assertiveness of the commercial promotion actions, were crucial for us to be able to expand investments for the next two years with the objective of consolidating Brazil as a emerging country in the games sector in the world. ”, concludes Eros Ramos, portfolio manager of technology, games and innovation programs and projects at ApexBrasil's Industries and Services Management.
Rodrigo Terra, president of Abragames, says: “For us it is a very important step, even more so in a moment of maturity of the national industry, with more and more business opportunities. We will once again have the chance to promote Brazilian studios abroad and open doors for new contracts with companies interested in investing in our industry. Today, the global market is a real option for Brazilians and no longer a distant dream, and we are certain that the next two years will be a period of great achievements”.
Throughout this decade of partnership, Abragames and ApexBrasil, through Brazil Games, have already carried out more than 100 activations and closed important partnerships for the Brazilian industry, such as Sebrae and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, even resulting in the production of Brazil Games Week , a program that takes important information about the potential of the game industry in Brazil to different countries around the world.
“Brazil Games aims to give even more international visibility to the excellent projects developed in Brazil. We live a unique moment in our industry and with the real possibility of being one of the biggest game development hubs in the world”, says Eliana Russi, international director of Abragames “Over a decade of partnership, Brazil went from 20 to more than 1,000 studios that develop game projects in different business models. For another two years, we will continue with this great cooperation agreement in which Abragames represents the Brazilian industry in the management of various actions aimed at the gamer universe, generating awareness and business for the studios in our country.”
In 2023, the expectation is that Abragames and the delegation of Brazilian studios, through Brazil Games, will cover events such as Game Developers Conference (GDC), Game Connection America, BIG Festival, Gamescom, External Development Summit (XDS) and Kidscreen , among others.
BIG Festival, the largest games festival in Latin America, has opened submissions for independent games and for suggestions of talks and artists for its 11th edition. Submissions are free and can be made through the BIG Festival website.
The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2023, at 23:59 (Brasília time).
BIG accepts all kinds of games, on any platform, published or unpublished, as long as they can be played by the Festival Selection Committee.
Games that have already been commercially released will be accepted as long as they were released no earlier than two years before the start date of the festival.
Submit your game or session
If you have an innovative theme or a successful story, send it to BIG. The Festival looks for the newest and most relevant topics in the world of games!
In 2023, BIG will also open a new area for game artists. Artists may be selected by invitation from the festival or through the games sent for selection.
Important: If you are selected for a talk or as an artist, BIG Festival will offer a BIG Professionals ticket, but will not cover your travel and accommodation expenses.
Suggest talks or artists
catalogUES AND REELS
If you want to know more about the companies from Brazil Games' Project who are covering the international events, please consult the page below and access the catalogues and reels prepared for the events of 2022.
PROFILE - FEATURED STUDIO
VRMonkey is an independent company of Virtual and Augmented Reality games, which has been operating in the market for nine years. The company is a world reference for the work it carries out in several projects, which are on the Best Sellers list of the main Virtual Reality platforms.
Summary of Main Projects and Plans for the Future:
Currently, the company has two main Intellectual Property projects:
Galaxy Kart VR - a mini kart racing and combat game in Virtual Reality, coming to PlayStation VR2
Isekai - a beat'em up game in Virtual Reality inspired by Japanese animations known as Animes.
In addition, VRMonkey continues expanding the team and providing services to the largest VR game companies in the world, among which is the Drunkn Bar Fight game - continuously on the best seller list on Meta Quest.
Very soon the company will release a game from publisher Raw Fury - the team worked on a full conversion from flatscreen (traditional screen) to Virtual Reality.
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.
Disclaimer: Sponsored events and games showcased on this Newsletter may not reflect Abragames/Brazil Games opinion.