Game Connection Europe 2015 Announces Awards Nominees

The following is an edited press release from Game Connection.

Game Connection announces awards nominees for both the Game Connection Development Awards and Game Connection Marketing Awards, which will be taking place at Game Connection Europe 2015.

Prize winners from both awards will be able to capitalize on at Game Connection Europe’s large media presence, which includes both journalists from Paris Games Week as well as media partners and journalists from Game Connection Europe.

Game Connection Marketing Awards

The Game Connection Marketing Awards allow PR and marketing teams to show off their best work from the previous year. The awards celebrate the most creative and successful campaigns for games across all platforms and genres in nine categories as diverse as Best Mobile Campaign to Best Live Action Trailer.

Each nominated team also was automatically entered in the Best Marketing Team award.

The awards jury included 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 October 28, 2015. Contact cmonk@connection-events.com to reserve a ticket for the ceremony.

Game Connection Development Awards

The long-running Development Awards celebrate the most creative and original projects in game development. On top of the 10 existing categories, this year two new categories have been added. The Best Indie Game category will highlight the very best games developed in the indie spirit, and the People’s Choice Award will require nominees get the most likes for their project on the Game Connection Europe 2015 Development Awards Facebook page.

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.

There will be 24 projects fighting for 12 awards. Developers will be coming from as far as Australia, Japan and China or from closer countries such as Germany, Czech Republic or the Nordics.

A special mention to “Silence” who’s in the running in for six different categories and “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, organizer 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 also will have their own dedicated pods on the show floor of Game Connection, which will be open to the public from Paris Games Week.

Game Connection would like to thank its Development Awards jury for taking the time to vote on the hundreds of submissions that were received.

Game Connection also would 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.

Updated: October 7, 2015 — 3:40 pm

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