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Brazilian games studios signed projected $14m worth of deals at GDC

Brazilian games studios signed projected $14m worth of deals at GDC

Brazilian games companies signed combined estimated business deals with a projected value of more than $14 million at GDC 2019.

Brazil Games, a partnership between the Brazilian Games Companies Association, Abragames and Apex-Brasil, sent a delegation of 47 companies to the San Francisco event this year.

Growing sector

The country’s games industry is expected to grow 16 per cent per year between 2017 and 2021, reaching a total valuation of $1.4 billion.

Brazil’s games industry houses 375 games studios, which produced more than 1,700 games in 2018. In all the market generated $1.3 billion in 2018, according to a report by McKinsey and company.

“We took the talent, ingenuity, and spirit of Brazil’s developers with us to San Francisco and the world responded in kind,” said Brazil Games executive manager Eliana Russi.

“We are very grateful to both our international partners and the local players that drive the growth we’re seeing in the Brazilian market. We are proud of our presence at GDC 2019 and are already looking forward to what we will have to show next year.”

Brazil is set to host a games festival of its own in June with the Brazil Independent Games (BIG) Festival between June 26th and 30th.

Want to find out more about international markets? Head to Pocket Gamer connects Seattle on May 13th and 14th or join us at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong on July 17th and 18th.


Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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