Lyon– France, 19th January 2011 Game Connection, a leading trade event specializing in the international financing and production of video games, returns to sunny California for the 8 th consecutive year. Publishers, distributors, developers and financiers will flock to the Moscone Center, West Hall this March 1-3, 2011.

Their objective: to fill 3 days with 100% worthwhile business meetings.  The attendees will present their needs, their services, or their video game prototypes in the maximum possible number of back-to-back 30 minute meetings.

The ultimate goal: to sign a production contract or a service agreement, establish a distribution partnership, or discover new independent productions.

The giants of publishing and digital distribution are already confirmed.

To take part in Game Connection@GDC2011, go to http://www.game-connection.com/home/demo

Giants of the game industry… digging for nuggets of gold

Professionals from the entertainment and video game industries will have the opportunity to fill up their order books, consolidate their professional network, and meet with leading industry players.

Those who have already confirmed their presence include heavyweights of publishing and digital distribution, but also champions of emerging business models.

The following businesses are officially registered and are counting on discovering the next big thing that’s going to delight the global gaming audience:

6waves, Atlus USA, Capcom Interactive, CCP Games, Chillingo, dtp entertainment, Electronic Arts Mobile, Electronic Arts Partners, Frogster Online Gaming, Funcom, Gamersfirst, Gamigo, Glu Mobile, Google, Headup Games, Koch Media, Konami Digital Entertainment, Meridian4, Metaboli, Microsoft Game Studios, Namco Bandai Partners, Namco Networks America, Nexon, Nintendo of Europe, Pan Vision, Playdom, PlayFirst, Q Entertainment, RealNetworks, Shanda Games, Square Enix, THQ, Ubisoft Entertainment and many more.

The official list of attendees (publishers, developers and service providers) will be available shortly on the Game Connection official website.

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For European media inquiries, please contact the videogames marketing agency Cosmocover at connection@cosmocover.com"> game-connection@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 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 GDC:

The Game Developers Conference® (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Presented every spring in San Francisco, it is the essential forum for learning, inspiration, and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, and online games.

GDC 2011 will take place February 28– March 4, marking the 25th edition of the Game Developers Conference®.

About the UBM TechWeb Game Network :

A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the  UBM TechWeb Game Network– formerly known as the Think Services Game Group - offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include the Game Developers Conference®, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com and network of sites, the Game Advertising Online ad network, the Game Developers Conference® Online, the Game Developers Conference™ Europe, the Game Developers Conference™ China, Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Game Career Seminars and GameCareerGuide.com, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. 

Visit http://www.jointhegamenetwork.com

About UBM TechWeb :

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses– media solutions, marketing services and paid content– UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web&Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb’s communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street&Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.  Visit: www.ubmtechweb.com 

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.