Game Connection Asia Master Classes in partnership with Virtuos

Lyon, France - May 16, 2012 - Continuing its work to deliver state-of-the-art expertise to games industry professionals the world over, Game Connection today unveiled the first details about the program of Master Classes lined up for attendees at Game Connection Asia  this June 28-29th in Shanghai, China.  The program is being presented in partnership with Virtuos, the Shanghai-based industry leading production services provider.

The Shanghai Master Classes will provide an excellent opportunity for the rapidly developing Chinese talent base to improve their skills by learning from the best in the business,” said Orion Richardson, Head of Marketing at Virtuos.  “ Virtuos Academy is proud to partner with Connection Events and to host industry experts from around the world.” 

The program of Master Classes will be led by renowned industry professionals with representatives from companies including Microsoft Studios, Blizzard and EA/Maxis alongside independent experts. Topics in the spotlight will include art creation and direction, game design and online game security with more to be announced. 

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With many others set to join them, exhibitors from more than a dozen countries across Europe and Asia are already confirmed for Game Connection Asia, including AbsolutSoft, AdParlor Inc., Alive Interactive, Allegorithmic, BinariSonori, Bohemia Interactive, Boyojoy Network, Bug-Tracker, Bulkypix, City Interactive, Dynamixyz, East2West, Firebrand Games, Firekom, Frogtale Studio, Frozenbyte, Galhmac Game Studio, Hypernia, Lemon Sky Games, Mediatonic, Pixelsky Games, Rebellion, Red Hot CG, Saintxi, Spicy Horse, StarForce Technologies, Tatem Games, Virtuos and Xsolla.

A host of buyers from China and beyond, including 2K Games, 6waves, Alawar Entertainment, ChangYou, Electronic Arts, Giant Interactive, Gravity Europe, Mobilebus, Perfect World, PlayPhone, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Square Enix, Tencent, The9, Thumbstar Games Ltd, and Ubisoft, will be scouring the show floor for the next big thing, which could be you.

Special early bird delegate rates are still available until June 1st, so grab yourself a Premium Exhibitor Package fast and save a full €300 on the regular price.  What are you waiting for?

Register now at

Game Connection Asia will feature the now familiar and highly effective business formula of back-to-back meetings, scheduled using the streamlined online meeting application, alongside networking and numerous opportunities to grow skills and expertise, all set in a dynamic environment.The international event will also offer conferences and the Selected Projects program, all packed into two efficient days of B2B meeting and networking at the Pudong Expo in Shanghai.

In addition to Game Connection Asia in July, the dates for  Game Connection Europe have also recently been announced. The event will take place in Paris, France, this November 28-30, 2012, with a renewed focus on innovative content.

For more information about either event, please contact our  Sales Team  or visit


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About Game Connection:

Game Connection  is an event produced by Connection Events. With events in Paris (France) San Francisco (California, USA) and Shanghai (China), Game Connection stands out as the most efficient business meeting solution in the industry, offering effective matchmaking between service providers, developers, publishers and distributors alongside network building and business enhancement.

The event offers delegates significant added value through its program of conferences and master classes.


About Virtuos:

Virtuos is one of the largest providers of digital entertainment production services, specializing in 3D art and game software development. With locations in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Saigon, Vancouver, Paris and Tokyo, Virtuos has more than 900 employees representing 15 nationalities. Virtuos’ clients include 15 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide as well as renowned independent studios.

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About Connection Events:

Connection Events is a creator of opportunities, resources and results in the Games Industry.

Connection Events specializes in the production of services and events aimed at games industry professionals, with over 800 business clients in more than 56 countries. Core Connection Events services include Game Connection and Game Connection Master Classes.


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