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10/29/2015
 


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PARIS, France – 29 th October 2015.

Game Connection is pleased to announce the winners for both the Game Connection Development Awards and the Game Connection Marketing Awards.

The winners were announced at their respective award ceremonies that took place at Game Connection Europe 2015 in Paris on the 28 th October.

Marketing Awards Winners

The Marketing Awards celebrate the very best video game marketing campaigns of the last 12 months.

Best CG Trailer – Deux Ex Mankind Divided by Eidos-Montreal

Best Digital Campaign – Sunset Overdrive Interactive Trailer by Ayzenberg Group for Microsoft/Xbox

Best Gameplay Trailer – Alien Isolation Campaign by Maverick Media for SEGA

Best Live Action Trailer – War Thunder: Victory is Ours trailer by Gaijin Entertainment

Best Mobile Campaign – Pac-Man 265 by Maverick Media for Bandai Namco

Best Original Content Campaign – Dying Light Parkour POV by Ampisound for Techland

Best Overall Campaign – Sunset Overdrive Explosion Week by Ayzenberg Group for Microsoft/Xbox

Best PR Campaign – Paramanya/Travelling Millionare by Netmarble Turkey

Best Social Media Campaign – HUNT the TRUTH by Ayzenberg Group for Microsoft/Xbox

Best Marketing Team – Ayzenberg Group

Game Connection would like to thank the Marketing Awards jury  for their time and effort in casting their votes on the hundreds of submissions that were received:

Adrien Guerra, Marketing Director France-Belux at Bandai Namco Games

Neill Furmston, Founder at Furmston.co.uk

Alexandre Scriabine, Media and Marketing Strategist at Electronic Arts

And last but not least Eric Baesa, President and Owner at TAKEOFF.

“A huge congratulations to all of our winners. It was fantastic to see all the nominees in one place at the awards to celebrate the best marketing campaigns of the last 12 months. And a special thanks to Vlad Micu for his excellent ceremony hosting skills.”

Chris Monk, Marketing Director for Game Connection

Development Awards Winners

The Development Awards celebrate the most creative and original projects of the last 12 months.

Most Creative & Original (sponsored by Focus Home Interactive) – Double Happy vs. The Infinite Sadness: Pharos

Best Story – Kholat by IMGN.PRO

Best Art – Silence by Daedalic Entertainment

Most Promising IP (sponsored by Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe) – Silence by Daedalic Entertainment

Best Console/PC Hardcore (sponsored by Microsoft Studios) – Strike Vector EX  by Ragequit Corporation

Best Desktop/Downloadable – Kholat by IMGN.PRO

Best Mobile/Tablet – Torchlight Mobile by Perfect World

Best Casual Game – Lumino City by State of Play

Best Hardcore Game – Strike Vector EX by Ragequit Corporation

Best Social Game – Raids of Glory by Nitro Games

Best Indie Game (sponsored by Unity) – Lumino City by State of Play

People’s Choice Award (sponsored by Unity) – UNKILLED by MADFINGER Games

“It has been a very interesting awards this year. The competition was really fierce with nearly 200 projects submitted. After the jury cast their votes we had 24 projects from all over the globe (including representatives from Australia and China) nominated for the 12 categories. Once again we are thrilled to have been able to celebrate creativity and originality in game development and we look forward to the next Development Awards in San Francisco! Congratulations once again to the winners, thank you to everyone who took part and of course a huge thank you to our sponsors that make the awards possible.”

Eric Lacroix, organiser of the Development Awards

European Game Booster Awards

The European Game Booster Awards, hosted in conjunction with the European Creative MEDIA program, is pleased to announce the winners.

These awards celebrate the very best in European games.

Most Creative & Original European Game – Silence by Daedalic Entertainment

Best Story in a European Game – Kholat by IMGN.PRO

Best Art in a European Game – Silence by Daedalic Entertainment

Most Promising IP in a European Game – Silence by Daedalic Entertainment

Best Console/PC Hardcore European Game – Strike Vector EX  by Ragequit Corporation

Best Desktop/Downloadable European Game  – Kholat by IMGN.PRO

Best Mobile/Tablet European Game – UNKILLED by MADFINGER Games

Best Casual European Game – Lumino City by State of Play

Best Hardcore European Game – Strike Vector EX by Ragequite Corporation

Best Social European Game – Raids of Glory by Nitro Games

Best Indie European Game – Lumino City by State of Play

The winners of the Development Awards and European Games Booster Awards can be found at the Development Awards Pavillion at Game Connection Europe until Friday 30 th October where they will be showing off their games to the attendees of Game Connection and the attendees of Paris Games Week.

Game Connection would also like to thank the Development Awards sponsors and partners and the European Games Booster Awards partners for their support and involvement – Unity, Microsoft Studios, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive, Develop, Peaceful Fish and the European Creative MEDIA program.

Game Connection Europe

Game Connection Europe is the B2B part of Paris Games Week. Organised by Connection Events in conjunction with Capital Games, it brings together over 3000 video game professionals looking to sign deals and find new partners, it is one of the key events in the calendars of any studio, publisher, distributor or service provider.

Thanks to the Game Connection Meeting Application, professionals can organise their meetings well in advance of the event – making their 3 days extremely effective.

Game Connection Europe 2015 is being held in Paris on the 28-30 th October at the Porte de Versailles.

Capital Games

Capital Games is the video game cluster of Paris area and region. This business cluster accompanies more than 80 members who are companies from the entertaining and video game industry in Paris area (around 60% from the French total). Capital Games is supported by the Région Ile de France, the Paris City Hall, the DIRRECTE and the European Union. Thanks to the trust of these partners, Capital Games is advising and assisting its members regarding 6 topics: international development, jobs and teaching, communication and marketing, financing and ethics. The cluster is publishing many books exclusively dedicated to video games experts with the label « La Maison du Jeu vidéo ». Each year, Capital Games organizes the Game Connection in conjunction with Connection Events, the stand « Jeux made in France » as well as the Ping Awards, an annually ceremony rewarding the French creations.

About PGW – Paris Games Week – www.parisgamesweek.com :

Paris Games Week by Coca Cola is the French video games trade fair for the general public organised by SELL (Union of Video Game Publishers (Syndicat des éditeurs de logiciels de loisirs)). One of the top 5 French trade fairs, this annual event was visited by 272,000 people in 2014, and has become a showcase for the video game industry. The 6th edition, from 28th October to 1st November 2015 at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris covers over 60,000 square metres and will be held in halls 1 and 2.1. Gamers and their families will be able to discover all the new products for the end of the year, the upcoming trends and what the future holds for video gaming. An event for the whole family, organised during the October school holidays, this year Paris Games Week is once again hosting a vast area for Paris Games Week Junior, for 6-12 year-olds.