Game Connection America Concludes with Record-Breaking Attendance, Dates Announced for Game Connection Europe 2014

Game Connection America 2014 wraps up another successful event in a very dynamic market and announces its return to Paris, for Game Connection Europe on 29-31 October 2014.

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – 27 March 2014 – Last week, Game Connection America 2014 came to a successful conclusion, after three days of concentrated networking, meetings and lively conversations, with a total of 1606 attendees from 48 different countries, including 260 exhibiting companies and 362 certified buyers. The Meeting Application saw an average of 20 qualified meetings per exhibitor and attendees’ enthusiastic feedback confirmed Game Connection America to be once again the most effective market place of the games industry in Q1.

It’s the place in the industry at which you must be to get a snapshot of what it’s moving” said Ludovico Cellentani, Creative Director at Just Funny Games.

Game Connection allowed me to meet more companies that I REALLY wanted to in such a short time and gave me the opportunity to meet with companies that would possibly have never met outside of Game Connection. I have never met so many great people in such a short time. Go to Game Connection!” Matt Munson, Game Executive at Ten Foiled Hats.

“Along with another excellent turnout in terms of attendee figures, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of growth with a lot of projects signed on-site and some excellent business perspectives for our exhibitors” states Pierre Carde, founder of Game Connection. ”

Game Connection Europe is announced to return to Paris, 29 – 31 October 2014. Once again, the event will feature cutting edge content, with speaker lectures, panels and Master Classes, for which the Call for Speakers is now live HERE – all in the mix with concentrated networking opportunities, optimized meeting schedules and the customary lively conversation.

Game Connection is also pleased to celebrate the Italian studio, Untold Games’ virtual reality adventure, Loading Human win of Game Connection America 2014’s Best Project 2014 in the Selected Projects indie game competition, sponsored by Microsoft Studios, Namco Bandai Games and Sony Computer Entertainment and supported by Develop. Chosen from 15 nominated game developers, based on innovation and market potential, Loading Human was awarded by the Game Connection Advisory Board and acknowledged for its achievements. Along with their additional win of Best Console & PC Hardcore, Loading Human was joined by other winners, Glowforth, for Best Mobile & Tablet Handheld game, with Last Inua and Gamester, for Best Social, Casual & Online game with Hordemaster.

Elisa di Lorenzo, Co-Founder of Untold Games, commented “Winning was completely unexpected, but proves that Loading Human is truly something different, experimental and exciting.”

Flavio Parenti, Game Co-Designer and Art Director said, “Winning two Selected Projects awards is an honor and we were excited to be able to show Loading Human to even more people during Game Connection America.

Other award winners from Game Connection America 2014 include the recipients of the Game Connection Marketing Awards. The winners were:

Best Digital Campaign – Midnight Oil with the Saints Row IV Digital Campaign for Deep Silver
Best Experiential Campaign – iam8bit with The Great MMO Migration for ArenaNet
Best Gameplay Trailer – Paradox Interactive with Leviathan: Warships trailer
Best CG Trailer – Axis with Halo Xbox One for Microsoft Studios
Best Live Action Trailer – Team Xbox with Forza Motorsport 5 Filmspeed
Best Mobile Campaign – Enter the Studio with TRANSFORMERS Construct-Bots
Best Original Content – Cosmocover with Dark Souls 2 Forging a Hero for NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
Best PR Campaign – Neology and The Redner Group with Seeing is Believing for Oculus VR
Best Social Media Campaign – Ayzenberg Group with Xbox One Product Launch for Microsoft/Xbox
Best Overall Campaign – Square Enix with Tomb Raider Overall Campaign
Best Marketing Team at Game Connection America 2014 – Team Xbox

Game Connection Europe 2014 takes place in Paris, 29-31 October. To find out more, visit www.game-connection.com

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To find out more about Untold Games and Loading Human, please visit www.untoldgames.com