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Game Connection Europe 2010

Developers have till October 13th to sumbit their "Selected Projects".

20 selected developers make live presentations to key market players on November 16th at Game Connection Europe 2010.


LYON, FRANCE –SEPTEMBER 23, 2010  Organizers of the 10th edition of Game Connection Europe --  November 15th-18th business focused trade show in Lyon, France -- today announced it has opened the new “Game Connection Selected Projects” free contest for game developers worldwide. Developers of the top 20 selected games will present them on opening day to a group of publishers and distributors interested in signing the projects that are changing the industry as we know it.


Keeping Indie games spirit alive


Every year, more that 250 projects are presented at Game Connection Europe. The event is more than the leading business matchmaking machine! Game Connection will identify creative and innovative ideas and push well- executed game projects coming from Indie game developers.

Former Level up program -- aiming at helping young and talented companies -- has revealed great games and studios such as LIMBO from Playdead or BulkyPix, a major European iPhone publisher and has now been upgraded to a higher level.


“Over the past 10 years, Game Connection Europe has grown into a widely respected and popular event attended by game developers from around the world. Our show has historically revealed great games as many best sellers and creative projects were pitched here for the first time”said Pierre Carde, Managing Director of Game Connection Europe.


Unveiling tomorrow’s games


For this new edition, Game Connection will retain 20 of the best indie projects under production to sign within a year.

The competition is open to console, mobile, and online games ranging from pre-production to ready-to-market, without restrictions on genre, platform, or distribution method.

Non-registered attendees at Game Connection’s Europe 2010 are also invited to apply.

The submission deadline is October 13th.

“Our ’20 Selected Projects’ contest is a great way for developers to bring their unfinished titles in front of major decision makers and maybe get a publishing or distribution contract. I know this industry has been scary about showing the unsigned but this paranoia must come to an end and we wish to participate to that!” explains Pierre Carde.

Projects will be reviewed by a panel of experts with focus on innovation, creativity, concept, design, gameplay, and financial viability.


The 20 contest nominees will be notified in advance of the event with ample time to make travel arrangements to Lyon.

Publishers, distributors, and buyers are invited to Lyon to evaluate the 20 “Selected Projects” contest winners “live” on stage on November 16th.

Register here 


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About Game Connection:

Game Connection Europe is back with its 10th edition in Lyon, France, November 15th to 18th, 2010 and announces 4 additional featured events. The leading games-business event offers a variety of events besides the trade show including Game Connection Invest where companies pitch investors to raise funds and Master Classes for professional developers interested in learning the latest techniques from peer experts.

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Game Connection is an event produced by Connection Events, creator of opportunities, resources and results in the Video Game Industry. Taking place in Lyon (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.


About Connection Events:

Connection Events specializes in designing services geared towards Video Game Industry professionals - from online solution for business meetings, hosting industry leading business event to providing experts training sessions and online resources. Connection Events creates opportunities for international development and is supported by a network of high-profile market players from every segment of the production pipeline. Connection Event's flagship services include Game Connection and Game Connection Master Classes.

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