Game Connection America and [a]list daily Announce Marketing Award Nominees

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Riot Games, Telltale Games, and Microsoft among others in the running for Best in Video Game Marketing at Game Connection America 2013

SAN FRANCISCO—March 14, 2013Game Connection and [a]list, a knowledge sharing division of Ayzenberg Group aimed at entertainment marketers, have announced the nominees for their Marketing Awards, which will honor the best the video game marketing industry has to offer in areas spanning digital, print, mobile and public relations campaigns. The list of awards to be presented can be found here: www.game-connection.com/gameconn/content/marketing-awards. Continue reading Game Connection America and [a]list daily Announce Marketing Award Nominees

Game Connection Announces Nominees for Indie Game Competition

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Selected Projects puts indie games in the running for major publishing deals

SAN FRANCISCO – March 6, 2013 – Game Connection has today announced the list of Selected Projects for Game Connection America 2013, 15 game developers and their projects that have been nominated for the prestigious “Best Project 2013” award. Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest is open to console, mobile, PC, social, casual, and online games at any stage of development and from any genre, and will be decided by the Game Connection Advisory Board at Game Connection America 2013, held March 25-27 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Continue reading Game Connection Announces Nominees for Indie Game Competition

Game Connection Announces Speaker Sessions at Game Connection America

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Meeting Application Now Open for Attendee Use

SAN FRANCISCO – February 27, 2013 – Game Connection has today announced a number of panel discussions and lectures to be held at Game Connection America 2013 event, March 25-27 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco.  The program will include executives from leading game industry companies like Ubisoft, Telltale Games, Tapjoy, and Playfirst. Today also marks the opening of the Game Connection America Meeting Application. Attendees can browse and book meetings with other attending companies including Chillingo, Zynga, GREE, Activision Blizzard, and Sony. Continue reading Game Connection Announces Speaker Sessions at Game Connection America

Game Connection and [a]list Partner, Announce Marketing Summit and Awards

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Call for Submissions Recognizing the Best in Video Game Marketing at Game Connection America 2013 Now Open

February 6, 2013—SAN FRANCISCO—Game Connection and [a]list, a knowledge sharing division of Ayzenberg Group aimed at entertainment marketers, have announced a partnership to offer a marketing summit and marketing awards program at Game Connection America. Held March 25-27, 2013 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, the Game Connection America 2013 conference will feature an all new track devoted to video game marketing under the [a]list summit banner.  Additionally, editorial outlet [a]list daily will sponsor an awards program that will celebrate the best the video game marketing industry has to offer in areas spanning digital, print, mobile and public relations campaigns. Game Connection and [a]list welcome interested parties to submit their applications for the awards by February 15, 2013 at www.game-connection.com/gameconn/content/marketing-awards.

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Cantasia Launches on Facebook, Brings Popular Asian IP “Canimals” to US for First Time

New social platform features interactive characters and mini-games, with mobile expansion coming in December

NEW YORK – Nov. 28, 2012 – Developer PlayPlus today announced the launch of Cantasia on Facebook, a new kid-friendly social gaming hub. Cantasia is based on the Canimals characters from Voozclub, a popular series in South Korea and throughout Asia. Players interact with Canimals and customize their Cantasia City while completing quests and playing a variety of online games. Cantasia will initially feature one mini-game embedded in the platform, Canimals Match 3, with other mini-games to be subsequently released. A mobile version of Canimals Match 3 will be released in December, available exclusively from Samsung Apps for the first three weeks after launch. Have fun with friends and family by checking out Cantasia, available online at the following link: apps.facebook.com/Cantasia. Continue reading Cantasia Launches on Facebook, Brings Popular Asian IP “Canimals” to US for First Time

NEXON Partners with Chukong/CocoaChina to Publish Mobile Version of Dungeon & Fighter in Greater China Region

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Hugely popular, free-to-play title to benefit from Chukong/CocoaChina’s expertise in the mobile gaming industry and strong distribution capabilities

BEIJING – Oct. 17, 2012 – Leading international mobile game company, Chukong/CocoaChina, today announced that it has formed a partnership with NEXON Co. Ltd, a pioneer in the world of interactive entertainment, to develop and publish a mobile version of its worldwide hit downloadable game, Dungeon & Fighter, also known as Dungeon Fighter Online to gamers in the West. When ready, Chukong/CocoaChina will publish the game across its platform in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Continue reading NEXON Partners with Chukong/CocoaChina to Publish Mobile Version of Dungeon & Fighter in Greater China Region

Lights, Camera, Action! PLAYSTUDIOS Adds Hollywood Flair to myVEGAS with New Game, Studio City

New Content Represents First Addition for myVEGAS’ Rapidly Growing Base of Players

BURLINGAME, Calif. & LAS VEGAS – Oct. 11, 2012 – PLAYSTUDIOS, a game development company focusing on free-to-play casino games, today unveiled Studio City, the first addition to its flagship title myVEGAS. A new Hollywood movie-themed slot game, Studio City features wild symbols, four bonus games, and opportunities to earn myVEGAS collectibles. Studio City is the first in a series of upcoming game releases, each offering creative back-stories and fresh game mechanics. Its release brings the total number of playable games in myVEGAS to six, all of which allow players to earn Loyalty Points redeemable for real-world rewards.

The popularity of myVEGAS has attracted a base of over 350,000 players in just a few short weeks, with 12,000 already eligible to claim real-world rewards in Las Vegas. More than 500 rewards have been redeemed, with prizes ranging from complimentary passes to Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, to tickets to Cirque du Soleil and a two-night stay in a suite at Mandalay Bay. Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action! PLAYSTUDIOS Adds Hollywood Flair to myVEGAS with New Game, Studio City

Planetary Puzzlers! Space Holiday Blasts Off for iOS Devices Today

New puzzle line-drawing game from Powerful Robot Games challenges the best problem-solvers in the universe

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – September 13, 2012 – Mobile developer Powerful Robot Games today announced the launch of Space Holiday on the iTunes App Store. In development since 2007, Space Holiday blends line-drawing and puzzle solving into a space-age adventure. With fun, cartoony artwork and simple touch controls, Space Holiday is a perfect pick-up-and-play game for puzzle fans and casual gamers of all ages. Download Space Holiday today on the App Store for $0.99 on iPhone and $1.99 on iPad, or sample the free version. Continue reading Planetary Puzzlers! Space Holiday Blasts Off for iOS Devices Today