GAME CONNECTION: The video games industry diary date for the first half of 2012

Lyon, September 15th 2011 - The forthcoming Game Connection America will once again take place under the Californian sun from 5th - 7th of March 2012.  As with previous years, the show will remain true to its maxims of flexibility and high quality with one simple objective: develop the business of its participants.

Game Connection is set to be the key diary date for the 1st quarter of 2012 by virtue of its three core benefits, which together comprise both its uniqueness and its added value:

• The Game Connection Meeting Application, the online bespoke meeting making machine

• The presence of key industry buyers attending the leading development and production marketplace to strengthen their catalogue of games

• A plethora of service providers including technical (middleware, software), graphics (2D, 3D) and marketing (localisation, payment solutions, online advertising and communication), all serving video game production and publishing.


To take part in Game Connection America 2012:

The Meeting Application, or how to meet kindred spirits (in business)

The Meeting Application, a tool patented by the organizers of Game Connection, combines meeting booking system, online diary and profiling technology.

The innovative interface allows all the participants to identify the best potential partners, contact them easily (with no need for contact details) and arrange a series of high-value face-to-face meetings.

Because the efficiency of any show is one of the keys to its success, the Meeting Application also optimizes the diaries of participants to avoid repeated meeting rescheduling.

With an average of 10 meetings per day, the Meeting Application has ensured the status of Game Connection as the most efficient industry event.



Game Connection America: the right buyers, the right sellers

Game Connection is always one of the dates in our diary and we keep coming back because we get so much out of it both as individuals and as a business,” underlines Chris Kingsley, CTO at Rebellion.

Game Connection continues to reinforce its status as an essential event. In 2012 it will once again take place in the heart of San Francisco in a lavish hotel environment, where participants will fill their order books, strengthen their professional networks and meet key industry players.


The market is evolving rapidly for independent developers and industry service providers, which is why we’ll be bringing all the most important buyers. In 2011 we beat the record for the number of confirmed meetings with more than 400 key buyers. The first feedback we’ve received from participants indicates that we’re going to do even better next year,” explains Pierre Carde, director of Game Connection.


Expected in 2012: 2K Games, Activision Blizzard, Atari, Bethesda, Big Fish, Bigpoint, Capcom, CCP Games, Chilingo,  Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Foundation 9 Entertainment, Frogster, Funcom, Gameloft, Gamersfirst, Gamigo, Glu Mobile, Gravity, Google, Insomniac, Konami, Koch Media, Gametap, Microsoft, Namco Bandai, Nexon, Nintendo, Nvidia, OnLive, Pan Vision, Playdom, Playfirst, Playfish, Q Entertainment, Rebellion, Sega, Sony Computer Entertainment, Square Enix, Tencent, THQ, Ubisoft, Virtuos, Warner Bros. Interactive, Zynga and many more.

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About Game Connection:

Game Connection is an event produced by Connection Events, creator of opportunities, resources and results in the Video Game Industry. Taking place in Lyon (France) and San Francisco (California, USA), Game Connection stands out as an efficient business meeting solution with: matchmaking events between service providers, developers, publishers and distributors; network building and business enhancement.

The event offers delegates significant added value through its program of conferences and master classes. The next Game Connection Europe will take place in Paris 6th-8th December 2011.

About Connection Events:

Connection Events specialises in the creation of services and events aimed at video game industry professionals, with more than 850 business clients in more than 45 countries. Core Connection Events services include Game Connection and Game Connection Master Classes.

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