Game Connection Level Up program premieres in San Francisco, CA

For Immediate release

January 12th 2010, Lyon, FRANCE - Game Connection, the game business matchmaking event returns to San Francisco this year and is launching for the very first time, the American edition of its Level Up program. The scheme allows five young studios the chance to exhibit their projects to a huge selection of industry buyers at their event, which takes place from March 8th to 10th, as well as have their own private meeting room.

To be eligible, companies must be less than two years old, be independent and must not have been a previous Game Connection attendee. Entrants will be judged by the Game Connection Advisory Board based on the sole criterion of 'innovation', looking for studios willing to take risks and think outside of the box.

For the Lyon edition last year, companies from no less than 24 countries applied.

We were completely blown away. The show was extremely well orchestrated. The online meeting system made it very easy to contact and coordinate with other teams. We were a little afraid that as the new kids on the block, we would fly all the way to the show and get ignored, but that was certainly not the case. We got face time with Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Apple, Epic, Namco, Konami, 2K, Intel, AMD, Nvidia and Havok among others and all may lead us in extremely beneficial directions. We almost have more leads than I know how to organize! - John Graham, COO Wolfire, 2009 Lyon winner.

Applications close on January 25th, and winners will be announced in February. For more information and to apply, visit the Game Connection website or contact us at: levelup@game-connection.com

ABOUT CONNECTION EVENTS:

Connection Events is the organizer of Game Connection, the leading business event in the video game industry, taking place in Lyon (France) and San Francisco (California, USA) during the Game Developers Conference. Game Connection provides several different services all geared toward the same goals: matchmaking among outsourcing companies, tools providers, developers, publishers and distributors, network building and enhancement, and examination of projects and companies.

For additional information, please contact:

Sophott Chhun, Communication&Marketing Manager, Connection Events, at: schhun@connection-events.com.


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