With a successful history of promoting and recognizing top talent in the games development and marketing fields, Game Connection's two prestigious awards competitions are back with new and exciting changes in store!
You have up until August 17th to submit your projects to run for the Best Project in the 12 categories of the Development Awards; and you can nominate your marketing campaign to receive the accolades it deserves.
Game Connection Europe 2015 takes place in Paris, 28-30 October.
- Game Connection Development Awards submission details can be found here
- Game Connection Marketing Awards submission details can be found here
12 ways to win
For the last nine years, Game Connection Development Awards has become the place for studios to showcase their creativity and originality, and to be recognized by their peers.
This year, in partnership with Develop and Creative Media Europe, the Development Awards introduces new categories: "Best indie game" and the "Game Connection People's Choice Awards".
Furthermore, nominees will be showcased in the enhanced Development Awards pavilion on the show floor and will now have their own demo pod - an excellent opportunity for increased exposure and visibility in front of 2,700 video game professionals and journalists.
All projects will be assessed by a Judging Committee made of recognized experts of the videogame industry and from trusted publishers.
The 12 categories are:
- Best Console / PC Hardcore
- Best Mobile / Tablets
- Best Desktop / Downloadable
- Best Casual Game
- Best Social Game
- Best Hardcore
- Excellence in Art
- Excellence in Story & StoryTelling
- Most Promising IP
- Most Creative & Original Project
- Best Indie Game
- People's Choice Award
For the second time, the Game Connection Development Awards will feature the European Games Booster Awards.
In collaboration with the European Creative MEDIA program, the best European Union studio of each category will receive special recognition.
Promoting European games creation is very important, particularly in an environment where investors and key players from all over the world are assembled in one of the most renowned European cities, Paris. Projects submitted by studios in the EU will automatically be entered for a chance to win this additional award.
Marketeers to the fore
Game Connection Europe is once again bringing Marketing, Media, Digital Advertising, and Communication experts to Paris to recognize the most creative and inspiring works created by marketing professionals in the game industry.
Three campaigns will be nominated in each of the ten categories and their creators will be invited to attend Game Connection Europe 2015 to show off their work during a two-minute presentation to the audience.
Each campaign will be automatically entered to the 'Best Marketing Team 2015' bonus category, which honors the marketing team who has distinguished itself by the superior quality of their campaign and who inspires innovation in the industry.
You can find more information on the Marketing Awards page of the Game Connection website.
The deadline for submissions is August 17, 2015.