Lyon, France – February 24, 2012 – Game Connection today announced the content listing for the 2012 Game Connection America event. In addition to its business-oriented side, the event, taking place at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco March 5-7th, will feature a host of informative sessions led by CEOs from companies such as Wargaming, Insomniac Games, Telltale Games, Fishlabs Entertainment and many more.

The speakers will cover topics relevant to the games industry today, including “The Future of Mobile and Social Games”, “How to Survive as an Independent Developer in Retail, Console, PC Segment”, "Business models in games – current trends and predictions", "Free To Play MMO Games - that's the future" and more.

Additionally, Game Connection America will feature a selection of high-level master classes and the second edition of the Game Industry Support (GIS) Day.

As always, at Game Connection we want to provide attendees with the opportunity to not only grow their businesses through packed meeting schedules, but also to give them the chance to grow their skills in a lively environment”, said Pierre Carde, CEO of Game Connection.

Two new master classes are available for experienced professionals wishing to improve their skills in a highly technical setting, including  “GPU Programming”, led by Wolfgang Engel, CTO and Co-Founder of Confetti Special Effects, Inc. and “Multi-core and Multi-threading design optimizations patterns”, led by Mike Acton, Engine Director at Insomniac Games.

To see the full list of conferences scheduled for Game Connection America, please visit:

Last but not least, the second edition of the Game Industry Support Day (GIS) will take place on March 6th from 2-5pm and will focus on a variety of topics, including tax breaks, developers self publishing, distribution, capital, financing, HR and training and more. This three-hour meeting, reserved for associations and association members only, will feature an hour-long roundtable discussion at the end, followed by a private cocktail event.

For more information about the GIS day, please visit:

For more information about Game Connection America, including industry impressions and the official event trailer, please visit

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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 Paris  (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  will take place in San Francisco March 5-7th, 2012.

About Game Industry Support (GIS) :

The objective of the GIS Group is to facilitate contact and exchange with those who support and accompany the video game industry in its development at a local, regional, national and global level. It facilitates exchange online or face-to-face every quarter during its principal industry events, including Game Connection Europe in Paris (December 2012), Game Connection America in San Francisco (March), E3 (June) and Gamescom (August). Four meetings per year will bring together participants with the common goal of strengthening the video game industry.

About Selected Projects:

The Selected Projects program gives developers an opportunity to gain additional exposure at Game Connection America by submitting their most creative and interesting projects to the Board for evaluation. The top 15 projects will be selected as finalists and receive a free Standard Pass to Game Connection America 2012, including a 700 Euro discount on any exhibitor option, a five-minute presentation of the project to high-level publishers at the Selected Projects Conference (see link here, a trailer spot on the dedicated Selected Projects plasma screen that will run throughout the show. For a list of the 15 ‘Selected Projects’ nominees for Game Connection America 2012, please visit:     

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