Now in its eighth year, the Game Connection Selected Projects program is going from strength to strength, giving new and independent developers a priceless opportunity to have their game seen and evaluated by some of the most influential people in the industry.
Developers worldwide submit their projects, with the chance of taking home the ultimate accolade of “Best Project”. The contest is open to console, mobile, social, casual and online games at any stage of development with no restriction on genre, platform or distribution method. All submissions are then assessed by the Advisory Board of international industry experts, with a shortlist of 15 projects announced in the weeks leading up to the event.
On the opening day of Game Connection, each of the 15 finalists have 5 minutes to pitch their project to all the publishers, distributors and buyers at the event. This presentation is a unique opportunity to have any number of potential partners assess the project with a view to entering individual discussions over the subsequent three days of the event. The Selected Projects Advisory Board then awards the overall “Best Project” title to the studio they judge to have the most promising and original project.
In addition, each of the 15 shortlisted projects will receive a free pass to attend Game Connection (including a discount on any exhibitor option), plus a trailer spot on the dedicated Selected Projects plasma screen throughout the show, bringing them valuable exposure to countless high level industry professionals.
Finally, the winner will receive special mentoring from selected members of the Advisory Board, in order to help them turn their project into reality.
"Our Selected Projects program is designed to shed light on the most innovative and creative projects that we can find and offers additional exposure to those developers who are constantly pushing the industry forward," said Pierre Carde, CEO of Game Connection, "We are excited to continue the Selected Projects series at Game Connection and look forward to seeing what the newest crop of nominees will present."
Previous winners include Loading Human from Untold Games, White Night from OSome Studio, Panzer Pets from Gamundo, Little Warlock from Storm Potion and many more!