GAMESINDUSTRY.BIZ TEAMS UP WITH GAME CONNECTION EUROPE

 

LYON, FRANCE— 25 October 2010– The deal is on, between Game Connection, the leading games industry trade show, and the market-leading videogames business news and community website GamesIndustry.biz.

Game Connection Europe 2010 will bring together games companies (including developers, publishers, middleware businesses and more) which will be seeking to sell, buy, pitch or invest in games. The event is the most time-efficient way to meet a multitude of potential business partners during a series of short meetings.

New event features have been added this year, including Selected Projects, a new contest taking place on November 16 which will see 20 games compete for the attention of industry experts - including GamesIndustry.biz Publisher Phil Elliott, as well as other key figures from the world of publishing and distribution.

The games - which will be in varying degrees of development - will cover the console, mobile and online games market, and the panel will vote for the best indie project to be signed in the next 12 months.

Those 20 nominees will also have the opportunity to pitch their games under development to an assembly of publishers, distributors and other VIPs. Only one of them will be picked up by the audience as‘the most anticipated and innovative’ game.

Pierre Carde, CEO of Connection Events, said: " We are proud to be partnering with GamesIndustry.biz, one of the most trusted news source out there for professionals. Their experience in the videogames sector and their media input will be a real bonus when deciding on the best game demos."

And Phil Elliott, Publisher of GamesIndustry.biz, added: " We're thrilled to be working with the Game Connection team once again. I'm really looking forward to seeing the 20 games, some of which will hopefully become benchmark titles of the future. It’s a great expansion for Game Connection, which has proven itself as one of the most important industry business events for developers and publishers on the European calendar."

Sign up for Game Connection here: www.game-connection.com.

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Contacts

For European media inquiries, please contact the videogames marketing agency Cosmocover at salima@cosmocover.com

For US media inquiries, contact Doug Mealy, Online Marketing and Public Relations, at dmealy@om-pr.com

For sales inquiries, contact sales@connection-events.com at Game Connection

About Game Connection:

Game Connection Europe is back with its 10th edition in Lyon, France, November 16th to 18th, 2010 and announces 4 additional featured events. The leading games-business event offers a variety of events besides the trade show including Game Connection Invest where companies pitch investors to raise funds and Master Classes for professional developers interested in learning the latest techniques from peer experts.

For more information, visit www.game-connection.com.

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.

About Connection Events:

Connection Events specializes in designing services geared towards Video Game Industry professionals - from online solution for business meetings, hosting industry leading business event to providing experts training sessions and online resources. Connection Events creates opportunities for international development and is supported by a network of high-profile market players from every segment of the production pipeline. Connection Event's flagship services include Game Connection and Game Connection Master Classes.

About Gamesindustry.biz

GamesIndustry.biz is the market-leading business community for news and information about the global videogames industry, covering all aspects of the interactive entertainment value chain from development through to retail.

The registration-only site has a significant and qualified global audience, spanning the all parts of the industry value chain, from design, development, publishing, marketing, distribution or retail all the way through to media, freelance and students.

Leading news content, with opinion-forming industry interviews and analysis, are added daily, while the site boasts one of the largest recruitment databases for videogames-related roles, a company directory of contact details for hundreds of businesses in the industry, links to industry bodies and events, and a database of press releases.

Additionally the site delivers daily and weekly newsletters to a massive and growing industry audience, and regularly features key figures offering their opinions on the topics of the day, often feeding back on our stories and features.  


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.