Game Connection Europe  has unveiled the list of yet unsigned game projects nominated for the prestigious European Selected Projects 2013 Awards. On the morning of 3rd December at the Selected Projects Awards Ceremony , each of the 15 nominees will have 5 minutes to pitch their project in front of all the publishers, distributors and buyers at Game Connection Europe. The jury will then award 2013’s Overall Best Project from amongst the hugely impressive and varied, international array of entries – based on presentation quality, project innovation and market potential. Once the final selection has been made, the winners will be presented with their prizes by official sponsors of the Selected Projects program, Sony XDEV Studio Europe, Microsoft Studios and Namco Bandai Games.
The 15 nominated projects for 2013 are:
“Mobile – Tablet – Handheld” Category:
- Type:Rider, Ex Nihilo, France
- Creature Box, Fat Pebble, UK
- Hazel Dazzle, Wake Studios, Spain
- Private404, Tabasco interactive, Poland
- Panzer Pets, Gamundo, Netherlands
“Social, Casual & Online” Category:
- Little Warlock, Storm Potion, Sweden
- Astro Lords: Oort Cloud, Aratog LLC, Ukraine
- Victory Mini Racing, Vae Victis Games, Italy
- LP RECHARGE, kuuluu Interactive Entertainment AG, Switzerland
- Mahjong Duels, LAZYLAND, Greece
“Console & PC Hardcore” Category:
- The Choosatron: Interactive Fiction Arcade Machine, Monkey with a Mustache, United States
- C-Wars, Onipunks Studio Inc., Canada
- Mercenary Kings, Tribute Games Inc., Canada
- White Night, OSome Studio, France
- The Red Solstice, Ironward, Croatia
In addition to presenting in front of a wide range of buyers, nominees will also be able to capitalize on the strong media presence at this year’s event due to official partnerships with AFJV, JDLI, Develop, Games Industry International, PocketGamer.biz, GamesMarkt, Branded Entertainment Online, 2P.com, Pocket Videogames, The Rude Baguette and the MediaXP group (IGN.de, PocketGamer.de, GamingXP and BusinessXP).
Matthew Wilson, Head of Developer Relations at Rovio Entertainment, a member of our talented jury commented: “I’ve attended Game Connection Europe for the past three years and my favorite part has always been seeing the talented developers that take part in the Selected Projects contest. Last year’s winner, Badlands, went on to be hugely successful and this year I hope to see games that set the bar that high, or higher!”
Jerry Belich at Monkey with a Mustache, also took the chance to comment on their nomination”As we are at the cusp of a new generation of console hardware, I find it both hilarious and inspirational that the Choosatron be nominated. Though to be fair, it is powered by something far greater than dozens of CPUs: THE IMAGINATION.” We wish all of our nominees the best of luck in the final draw!
“As one of the largest social/mobile game publishers, 6waves always partners with game developers to drive success for the world’s most popular platforms. 6waves loves participating on the jury of Game Connection’s Selected Projects, it provides a tremendous opportunity for us to help and support upcoming developers.” said Arthur Chow, CEO at 6waves.
Game Connection Europe 2013 takes place 3-5 December Les Docks de Paris, Paris, France.