Winners announced for both the Game Connection Development Awards and the Game Connection Marketing Awards
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 28th 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 30th 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 28-30th October at the Porte de Versailles.