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Game [email protected] 2006 : already a success!

Forty-five publishers to meet seventy developers as Lyon comes to San Jose.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Monday the 13 of march 2006

70 developers and 46 pulishers from 20 countries will attend Game [email protected] in San José. Inspired by the success of the Game Connection Europe (of which the 5th edition occurred in Dec. 2005, in France), the Game [email protected] is a worldwide business meeting dedicated to financing game projects and networking between major actors of the video game industry. It's already a big success as all booths had been sold out weeks ago.

The Game Connection is now sold out; all the industry will attend

The sales were closed with a victory: 45 publishers will meet 70 developers of all sizes who will attend the Game [email protected] "Developpers such as Etranges Libellules, Rebellion, Team 17, Savage Entertainment and Tuna Technologies may sign a deal with publishers such as Vivendi Universal Games, Sega Europe, Microsoft and Eidos. Gathering the actors of the game industry is heart of the Game Connection's concept." says Stan Baraduc, project manager.

The Game Connection aims at building a worldwide strategy to meet the increasing demand of independent developers, and has become the gateway for the biggest publishers to find talents and creativity. Independent and veteran studios, such as Rebellion or Team 17, will be able to show their skills to the majors publishers (Nintendo, Eidos, Capcom, Konami, Sega, VUG...) and also to smaller buyers and distributors from around the world.

Privacy and efficiency for publishers and developpers

Each of the 70 developers has a private booth to discuss project acquisition with publishers and distributors, and also to find teams to work on their internal development projects or to acquire licences. No business convention has ever had such a high level of contacts in this time span for selling, buying, building partnerships and signing deals. Attendees may participate in up to 2,000 business meetings over a period of two days."Game Connection is the most efficient acquisitions and pitching event of the year. Our company has signed several projects as a direct result of meeting developers at Game Connection. I highly recommend it for development studios of all sizes." states Caspar Gray, Product Acquisition Coordinator, Eidos.

Game Connection and CMP group join forces

Mainly frequented for technical topics, GDC and GC have decided to team up to provide a relevant and efficient environment for business meetings and confidential talks about future projects to be released. The Game Developers Conference was created by CMP group. "A strong and efficient partnership had been set down between CMP group and the Game Connection because CMP is one of the best in that field!" says Pierre Carde, Director of Lyon Game

Agenda:

Game Connection @ Game Developers Conference

20-21 March 2006

Fairmont Hotel - 170 South Market Street

San Jose 95113, CA - USA

PR and communication:

[email protected]

Tel :+33 (0)4 37 64 69 53

USA contact ; Jennifer Orvik : 408 937 1566

About the CMP Game Group

A core provider of essential information and community to the professional game industry, the CMP Game Group includes the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, the Independent Games Festival, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. For more information, please visit www.cmpgame.com.

About Game Connection (www.game-connection.com)

Held annually since 2001 by Lyon Game, the leading professional organization in the French Digital Entertainment industry, Game Connection is the Video Game industry's premier business convention, bringing the world's top publishers and developers together in Lyon, France. Game Connection enables publishers and developers to meet at the same time, in the same place to do business. It gives developers the opportunity to show off their projects and meet publishers in search of projects in a truly professional setting. Thus, Game Connection meets a genuine need expressed by the Video Game industry and the concept - a convention for industry professionals only, allowing them to meet in a quiet setting with private booths - has won participants over.

The fifth edition, held in December 2005, brought together 86 development studios (including Arkane Studios, Blue 52, Bohemia Interactive, Cyanide, Eutechnyx Limited, Rebellion, Widescreen Games...) and 86 publishers (including Nintendo, Namco, Sony, Sega...) and producers from around the globe for some 3,000 private meetings.

About Mary-Margaret.com

www.Mary-Margaret.com

Mary-Margaret.com is the leading recruitment firm in interactive entertainment, representing top clients and creative leaders in the games, mobile and Internet industries. With offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Houston, Miami, Boston, Washington D.C. and London, Mary-Margaret.com is continually seeking and placing highly-qualified executive, technical and creative talent for clients in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Japan and Australia.

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