Nominations for the Development Awards & the Marketing Awards at Game Connection Europe 2015 Announced

Game Connection is pleased to announce the nominations for both the Development and the Marketing Awards that are being held at Game Connection Europe 2015 (28-30 October, Porte de Versailles, Paris).

The respective juries have finished their deliberations and have announced their nominations.

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.

Marketing Awards
The Marketing Awards offers PR and marketing teams to show off their best work from the previous year. We celebrate the most creative and successful campaigns for games across all platforms and genres in 9 categories as diverse 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 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.

Click here to see the full list of nominations and the categories they have been nominated for.

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 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 on the fight for the 12 Awards to grab. Developers will be coming from as far as Australia, Japan, China or from closer countries Germany, Czech Republic or the Nordics.

A special mention to “Silence” who’s in the running in 6 different categories and “Double Happy Vs. The Infinite Sadness: Pharos” running in 4 categories.

To see the full list of nominations and categories click here.

“We are incredibly excited to have such a high quality of nominations for Game Connection Europe 2015’s 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 visbility through the Development Awards pods.”

Eric Lacroix, organiser of the Development Awards.

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.

Game Connection Europe 2015
Bringing together over 2700 video game professionals looking to sign deals and find new partners, it is one of the key events in the calendars of any studio, publisher, distributor or service provider.

To see who is attending the event this year click here.

The list of buyers that will be attending the event can also be found here.

Thanks to the Game Connection Meeting Application, professionals can organise their meetings well in advance of the event – making their 3 days extremely effective.

Game Connection Europe 2015 also has a packed conference program covering subjects as diverse as the future of publishing, through to localisation, game design and more. Click here to see the full conference program.

Capital Games
Capital Games is the video game cluster of Paris area and region. This business cluster accompanies more than 80 members who are companies from the entertaining and video game industry in Paris area (around 60% from the French total). Capital Games is supported by the Région Ile de France, the Paris City Hall, the DIRRECTE and the European Union. Thanks to the trust of these partners, Capital Games is advising and assisting its members regarding 6 topics: international development, jobs and teaching, communication and marketing, financing and ethics. The cluster is publishing many books exclusively dedicated to video games experts with the label « La Maison du Jeu vidéo ». Each year, Capital Games organizes the Game Connection in conjunction with Connection Events, the stand « Jeux made in France » as well as the Ping Awards, an annually ceremony rewarding the French creations.

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