Lyon, France February 16th 2012 - Game Connection today announced that 15 nominees have been selected for the Selected Projects program at Game Connection America, taking place in San Francisco, CA from March 5-7th at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Game developers were invited to submit their most innovative projects at any stage of development for the chance to receive free passes to Game Connection America, (including full access to the meeting application to set up meetings with companies attending the event), additional promotion in the event guide, a 5-minute presentation of their project to the Game Connection attendees and publishers.

Game Connection has continued its push for industry innovation this year at the US event in San Francisco by inviting companies from all over the world to submit projects at any stage of development for consideration. Over 85 applications were received and narrowed down to 15.

Selected Projects nominees include a mix of forward-thinking young companies:

  • AirBuccaneers HD from LudoCraft Ltd, Finland
  • Band Together from RedEngine, USA
  • Beatbuddy from THREAKS GmbH, Germany
  • Checkspear from Checkspear, France
  • Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller from Phoenix Online Studios, USA
  • Duck Tape from Kef Sensei, Uruguay
  • Fractured Soul from Endgame Studios, Australia
  • The Great Jitters: Pudding Panic from kunst-stoffGmbH, Germany
  • Oliver&Spike: Dimension Jumpers from Rock Pocket Games, Norway
  • Phobos from WolpertingerGames, Germany
  • PsychoPuzzle from PsychoPuzzle LLC, USA
  • The Sandbox from PIXOWL Inc, USA
  • Snowbiz from Green Hill, Netherlands
  • Tarot (workingtitle) from Chimera Entertainment GbmH, Germany
  • Vampires in Paris - The Nephilit Clock from BiP media, France

For  more information about the Selected Projects nominees, please visit the Game Connection website:  http://bit.ly/A8s2XA

For more information about the Selected Projects Conference, please click here :  http://bit.ly/zDUv58

Our Selected Projects program was started a couple of years ago as a means of further promoting and rewarding innovation in the games industry,” said Pierre Carde, CEO of Connection Events. “ This year we were again very impressed with the quality of projects that were submitted for consideration, and we are excited to see the reaction from our audience at the presentation ceremony in San Francisco.”

The Game Connection Selected Projects board for the San Francisco event includes notable industry veterans Careen Yapp (Konami), Sarita Churchill (GameHouse), Agostino Simonetta (SCEE) and Cherie Lutz (Microsoft Studios).

See what the industry has to say about Game Connection here:  http://bit.ly/yL0Wjz and the official event trailer here http://bit.ly/A2F5RA


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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 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, a trailer spot on the dedicated Selected Projects plasma screen that will run throughout the show.

About Connection Events:

Connection Events specialises in the creation of services and events aimed at video game industry professionals, with more than 850 business clients in more than 45 countries. Core Connection Events services include Game Connection and Game Connection Master Classes.


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