Game Connection Europe: where business will be done again

For Immediate release

Lyon, France– October 30th 2009 - Game Connection Lyon 09 is the marketplace for video game professionals. The 9th edition of the renown business convention confirms today more than 240 companies for Lyon including many of the major players in the industry. Business is back and kicking!

“After almost a year of waiting, the industry seems to be waking up from a freezing period where nobody dared to make any decision and is now ready for a new start,” reckons Pierre Carde, manager of Game Connection.“The reduction of the prices of the hardware platforms and the awakening of the major publishers along with the push of new business models (try and buy or freemium) opens the door to growth. This is what the preliminary results from our survey shows.”

Companies are coming to Lyon eager to do business!

• 20 nationalities will gather in Lyon

• 20 distributors

• 50 publishers

• 60 service and technology providers

• 100 independent developers

Quoting a long-time participant,“Year after year, Connection Events is proving that the Game Connection is a winning formula: an ideal place to do business, in a professional, quiet environment” - Fabrice Pierre-Elien, Business Development Manager, Ubisoft.

Game Connection Europe will also be a premiere for our special Market trends and will lay the groundwork for the course of the industry for the next two years. Covering market players sentiments, to their focus on specific platforms, to business model shifts necessary to keep up with the industry, and defining demographics of audience– all will be revealed exclusively to Game Connection Europe attendees.

For more information on participating to Game Connection Europe, please contact: connect@game-connection.com

To view the list of participants please click here.

ABOUT CONNECTION EVENTS:

Connection Events is the organizer of Game Connection, the leading business event in the video game industry, taking place in Lyon (France) and San Francisco (California, USA) during the Game Developers Conference. Game Connection provides several different services all geared toward the same goals: matchmaking among outsourcing companies, tools providers, developers, publishers and distributors, network building and enhancement, and examination of projects and companies.

For additional information, please contact Sophott Chhun, Communication&Marketing Manager, Connection Events, at: schhun@connection-events.com.

Participants who have confirmed:

Company Name Country

1C Company Russia

3G Studios Inc. United States

505 Games / Digital Bros France

5th Floor Productions Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abducao Producoes Cinematograficas Brazil

Abra Games Brazil

Absolute Quality United Kingdom

Abyss Lights Studio Ukraine

Akella Russia

Allegorithmic France

AMD United Kingdom

Anuman Interactive France

Apple Europe United Kingdom

Arc system works Japan

Arkane Studios France

Artefacts Studio France

Artifex Mundi Poland

Asobo Studio France

Astrum Nival Russia

Asylum Entertainment United Kingdom

Audiokinetic Canada

Autodesk France

Babel Media United Kingdom

Barnstorm Entertainment UnitedKingdom

Beriah United Kingdom

BeTomorrow France

BeXide Japan

Big Ben Interactive France

Big Blue Bubble Canada

BigAnt Studios Australia

Bigpoint Germany

Biodroid Entertainment Portugal

BiP Media France

Bit Composer Games Germany

Bitfield Germany

Blade 3D China

Blitz Games United Kingdom

Boku Singapore

Bordeaux Games France

Bug-Tracker Canada

Canadian Delegation France

Capcom United States

City Interactive Poland

Coin-Op Interactive Netherlands

Colossal Order Finland

Cosmocover France

Cyanide France

D3 Publisher of America United States

Dancing Dots France

Darkworks France

Deck 13 Interactive Germany

DONTNOD Entertainment France

Donya Labs Sweden

DotEmu France

Double Jungle Italy

dtp Entertainment Germany

Eidos France France

Eko Software France

Electronic Arts PartnersUnited Kingdom

Emergent Game Technologies (US) United States

Endgame Studios Australia

Ene Solutions Brazil

Engine Software Netherlands

Enzyme Testing Labs Canada

Epic Games United States

Etranges Libellules France

Evolved Games United Kingdom

FatShark Sweden

Firebrand Games United Kingdom

Fishing Cactus Game Belgium

Flying Fish Works Poland

Focus Home Interactive France

Fog Studios Canada

Foreign Media Games Netherlands

Foundation 9 Entertainment United States

Frima Studio Canada

Game Audio Factory France

Gamepulp France

Games Bizdev United Kingdom

Gamigo Germany

Gamr7 France

Gimagin France

GlobalCollect Netherlands

GOA France

Greentube IES AG Austria

Hamburg@work Germany

Hansoft Sweden

Havok Ireland

Heroic Interactive Canada

Hydravision Entertainment France

I-Play United Kingdom

IEM Consulting Germany

IIM - Institut International du Multimédia France

Illuminate Labs Sweden

Ilusis Interactive Graphics Brazil

Image Metrics United Kingdom

Imagination Studios Sweden

IMAGINOVE France

Immersive Games United Kingdom

Indeego Games France

Interama Brazil

Invest Quebec France

Iron Monkey Studios Australia

Keyfactor Germany

Keywords International Ireland

Koch Media / Deep Silver Germany

Koch Media France France

Konami Digital Entertainment Inc United States

Koolhaus Games Canada

Kuju Entertainment United Kingdom

LandHo! Japan

Lapland Studio Finland

Lexis Numérique France

Licensed 4U Ltd United Kingdom

Lightning Fish Games United Kingdom

Little Worlds Studio France

Localsoft Spain

Machine United States

Mad Monkey Studio / SC2X France

Magic Pockets France

Majesco Entertainment United Kingdom

Massive Black United States

Mediatonic United Kingdom

Medigames Studios France

Mekensleep France

Mere Mortals United Kingdom

Meridian4 Canada

Microsoft Game Studios United States

Microsoft Game Studios Europe United Kingdom

MindMatics Germany

Mindscape France

Mistic Software Canada

Morphicon Limited Germany

Mother Gaia Studio Brazil

Mr.Goodliving Finland

MusiGames Studio Brazil

My Interactive United Kingdom

N3V Games Australia

Namco Bandai Partners France

Namco Bandai Partners Germany Germany

Namco Networks America United States

NaturalMotion United Kingdom

Neko Entertainment France

Nemesys Team Hungary

Neopica Belgium

Netville Russia

Nexway France

Nick Jacob Agency United States

Nintendo Co., Ltd. Japan

Nintendo of America United States

Nintendo of Europe Germany

Nitro Games Ltd Finland

Nival Network Russia

Nobilis France

Noviy Disk Russia

Nvidia United Kingdom

NXP Software Netherlands

Oberon Media (Russia) Russia

Oberon Media UK United Kingdom

Ocean Media LLC Croatia

Opus Artz United Kingdom

Orange Studio– Studio Arki Italy

Orbit Media International China

Original Force China

Ouat Entertainement France

Outline Interactive Brazil

Overplay Brazil

Pan Vision Sweden

Paradox Interactive Sweden

Paramount Pictures United States

Parature United States

Partnertrans GmbH Germany

Pastagames France

paysafecard.com Wertkarten Austria

Plimus United States

Proper Games United kingdom

Prophecy Games Australia

Pub Company Italy

Quantic Dream France

Quazal Technologies Canada

Radon Labs Germany

Razorback Developments United Kingdom

RealtimeUk United Kingdom

Rebellion United Kingdom

Rocketbox Studios Germany

RTL Interactive GmbH Publishing Games Germany

Sanuk Games Thailand

Sega Europe United Kingdom

Serious Games Interactive Denmark

Smack Down Productions France

SolidAnim France

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe United Kingdom

Spielkind Germany

Sproing Interactive Austria

Square Enix United Kingdom

Stainless Games United Kingdom

Steel Monkeys Belarus

Studio Anatole France

Succubus Interactive France

Sumo Digital United Kingdom

Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo (SNJV) France

Tactile Entertainment Denmark

TAG Games United Kingdom

Targem Games Russia

Targem Games Russia

TC Associates United Kingdom

TechExcel United Kingdom

TechFront Brazil

Techland Poland

TecToy Digital Brazil

Telefilm Canada Canada

Terminal Reality/Infernal Engine United States

Thai Delegation Thailand

The Games Company (TGC) Germany

Tipp24Entertainment GmbH Germany

Torus Games Australia

Tose Co., Ltd. Japan

Tradewest Games France

TransGaming Technologies Canada

Tuonela Productions Finland

Ubisoft Entertainment Distribution France

Ubisoft Entertainment Publishing France

Valcon Games United States

Virtual Play Games United States

Virtuos China

Voxler France

Wargaming.net United States

Webbilling.com Netherlands

White Birds Productions France

WildTangent Europe United Kingdom

Wizarbox France

Wolfire Games United States

Xendex Austria

XpeC Entertainment China

Zealcity Studio India

Zen United Japan

Zoo Games United States


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