The Best Way to Sell a Video Game
*/3100+ meetings take place at Game Connection in San Francisco/*
*Lyon, France March 29, 2007 * Connection Events, a leading video
game business event producer, announced today the results of Game
Connection @ GDC 2007 and Game Connection Services. These two events
brought in record numbers of both buyers and sellers spurring on the
growth of the video game market. This GDC was the first time ever that
service providers were able to market their wares at the same successful
business event as developers and publishers to increase their sales.
Both events were held at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco
in March, 2007.
The huge number of exhibitors doubled the previous events attendance
from just last March. However, the larger number of companies did not
harm Game Connections ROI to either developers or publishers as
evidenced by these attendees: GC is an excellent way to bring buyers
and sellers together for face to face meetings in one convenient place,
said Mike Cucchiarella a Senior Producer at ValuSoft. DC Studios CEO,
Mark Greenshields said It is the must attend show -- period! "Game
Connection has allowed us the ability to introduce our studio to the
major publishers without the distractions from the main expo and
conference, said Alex Cruz , President of Maxum Games.
Game Connection @ GDC for developers and publishers brings together some
of the industries largest names at one time to meet and make deals.
This year the event brought in 102 exhibitors selling titles or
technology, and over 500 attendees looking to buy. 90% of the top
twenty publishers were represented, and just over 3100 meetings took
place in two days. The event was truly international with
representatives from 37 countries in attendance, up from 25 last year.
Meanwhile, Game Connection Services saw 43 exhibitors meet with over 180
Game Connection brought developers and publishers together for over
3100 meetings this year and saw hundreds of deals get made, said Pierre
Carde, General Director of Connection Events. "While our goal is to make
it easy for companies to find the right customer and buyers to save
time, we also see this as a new and important way to grow the video game
industry as a whole.
The immense success of Game Connection at GDC 2007 further strengthens
the global reach of Connection Events. The next event scheduled will be
in Tokyo in September and should coincide with the Tokyo Game Show.
Game Connection continues after that in Europe on December 4-6, 2007 in
Lyon, France, an event equal in size to the one at GDC.
*About Connection Events*
Created in July 2006, the company is a spin-off of Lyon Game, which
initially launched Game Connection Europe. Game Connection is a business
convention for the video game industry, taking place in Lyon (France) in
December, San Francisco (California, USA) in March during the Game
Developers Conference, and in Asia. Game Connection provides several
different services, all geared toward the same goals: matchmaking
between developers and publishers, network building and enhancement, and
examination of projects and companies.
Game Connection enables business meetings between professionals in the
video game industry, regarding the creation and the financing of video
games. The event provides game developers a real opportunity to show
their game concepts and their development abilities. It also provides
publishers the chance to maximize their time and meet many developers in
just one place.
Please Visit us on the web at www.game-connection.com
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