Game Connection has announced the finalists for both the Development and the Marketing Awards, which will be held at Game Connection Europe 2015.
The networking event will be held in Paris and runs from October 28th to 30th.
Prize winners from both awards will be able to capitalise on the large media presence at Game Connection Europe that includes both journalists from Paris Games Week, as well as media partners and journalists from Game Connection Europe.
The Marketing Awards offers PR and marketing teams the chance to show off their best work from the previous year. It celebrates the most creative and successful campaigns for games across all platforms and genres in nine categories, such as Best Mobile Campaign to Best Live Action Trailer.
Each nominated team is also automatically entered in the Best Marketing Team award where the team that has been judged to be the most successful will be awarded the trophy.
Game Connection would like to thank the Marketing Awards jury for their tireless work on voting on so many submissions: Alexandre Scriabine from EA, Adrien Guerra from Bandai Namco, Neill Furmston from Furmston.co.uk and Eric Baesa from TakeOff Studios.
The nominations for the Marketing Awards 2015 include campaigns from: Ayzenberg Group, Eidos-Montreal, Netmarble Turkey, Ripstone, Maverick Media, Ant Farm, Paradox Interactive and many more.
The awards ceremony will take place on the 28th October at 17.00 at Game Connection. It’s not too late to reserve a space for the ceremony. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your ticket.
The long running Development Awards celebrate the most creative and original projects in game development. On top of the 10 existing categories, two new categories have been added: Best Indie Game and the People's Choice Award. The latter will require nominees to hustle to get the most amount of likes for their project on a dedicated Facebook page, the winner being the one with the most likes.
The Development Awards also features the European Games Booster awards, hosted in conjunction with Capital Games and the European Creative MEDIA program – where each European project nominated in the other categories will be automatically entered to win this award.
24 projects will be fighting for 12 Awards. Developers will be coming from as far as Australia, Japan, China or from closer countries Germany, Czech Republic or the Nordics.
Leaders of the pack include Daedalic Entertainment's Silence, which is in a finalist in six different categories, and indie adventure Double Happy Vs. The Infinite Sadness: Pharos running in four categories.
“We are incredibly excited to have such a high quality of nominations for Game Connection Europe 2015’s Development Awards," said Eric Lacroix, organiser of the Development Awards.
"The competition is fierce and I’m looking forward to the ceremony! I would like to thank everyone that submitted their project for consideration – the quality was outstanding but only a handful can be nominated. I’d like to thank our jury as well for their hard work in going through the sheer volume of submissions we received.
"And of course I’d like to thank our sponsors and partners that help us make the Development Awards possible and for giving our nominees even more visibility through the Development Awards pods.”
This year nominations will also have their own dedicated pods on the showfloor of Game Connection which will also be open to the public from Paris Games Week that will give them even more visibility and exposure on an international stage.
Game Connection would like to thank their fantastic Development Awards jury for taking the time to vote on the hundreds of submissions that were received. To see the full list of jury members click here.
Game Connection would also like to thank the Development Awards sponsors and partners for their support and involvement: Capital Games, Unity, Microsoft Studios, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive, Develop, Peaceful Fish, the regional authority Région Ile-de-France and the European Creative MEDIA program.