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First speakers announced, set to pack a punch at Game Connection Europe 2013

Leading international experts from across the breadth of the video game industry heading to Paris in December

PARIS, FRANCE – 19 September 2013 – Game Connection Europe revealed today the first sessions, panels and master classes announced for its 13th edition, which will be held in Paris, December 3rd-5th 2013.

Encompassing marketing and business disciplines, together with game design, technology and arts, the announcement features cutting edge content presented by leading industry insiders.

Digging deeper into the world of independent development, Game Connection Europe 2013 also tackles distribution, monetization, crowdfunding and more. More program announcements will follow in mid-October.

Confirmed sessions to date include:

The Tricks Up Our Sleeves – An Overview of the Simple Techniques Used to Create Realistic Details within Game Effects – Keith Guerrette , Lead FX Artist at Naughty Dog
Supercharging word of mouthJussi Laakkonen, CEO & Founder at Applifier

Loved by Millions – How to make a game a global sportDavid Hiltscher, VP Gaming Communities at Turtle Entertainment
Great Expectations – Beta in the Modern MarketplaceLinda Carlson, Director, Global Community Relations at Sony Online Entertainment
Staring Down the 800 Lbs Gorilla: Guild Wars 2 one year laterSteve Fowler, Head of Global Marketing at ArenaNet
Chasing Rabbits, What I have learned from prototyping with Nintendo
Fred Markus, Director Design Lab at Epic Games
The Tiered Pyramid Method: Next-Generation Game DesignDoru Apreotesei, Creative Supervisor at Ubisoft Blue Byte
How to help oversea partners in Chinese mobile marketEdward He, CEO at Renren Games
Social vs. Mobile GamesArthur Chow, CEO at 6waves
App Store Insights: How to Make the Next Killer AppBertrand Schmitt, CEO at App Annie
Truly cross-platform – combining a digital gaming experience with physical products and toysThomas Bleyer,
Managing Director at Ravensburger Digital
Data & Trends 2013: The online games industry in reviewJoost van Dreunen, CEO at SuperData Research

In depth descriptions are available at:

A conference pass is now available online for all those who are interested in levelling up with Game Connection’s packed program. Giving you access to all session plus the showfloor, the pass is available at a price of 300 Euros.

For those more interested in networking and business development – and in particular the use of the Game Connection Meeting Application, take advantage of other offers available with the Early Bird discount until October 2nd.

Book here now.

Master Classes also presented at the event will include:

Game Writing: An OverviewRichard Dansky, Central Clancy Writer at Red Storm/Ubisoft
Think locally, act globally: Lessons in International PR
Cathy Orr, Founder at Outside Eye PR
ZBrush creature design
Scott Spencer, Artist at Weta Digital

For a closer look at the Master Class schedule, click HERE

Master Classes, one full day of professional training, are subject to additional fees that the Conference Pass alone does not give access to. Companies interested in sending teams or groups to the Master Class sessions are invited to contact

We’re working extremely hard to bring the very best people from across the industry to share their unique insight at the event” said Pierre Carde, Founder of Game Connection. “We’re very excited to see the incredible added value the program will bring to our delegates this December.
For more information about Game Connection Europe 2013, visit the website:

Media interested in attending the event are invited to contact

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