For the first time ever at the San Francisco-based event, Game Connection America are asking for exciting new games to be submitted to their Selected Projects program which exposes those judged as the top 15 to many opportunistic avenues.
Today marks the day upon which Connection Events announced that Selected Projects program will be coming to their event held in San Francisco across March 5th-7th. The Selected Projects program proved a big success in Paris at Game Connection Europe last year, with the major award going to Tink and the Sony Computer Entertainment Award handed to The Swapper; both games which featured in our 15 Indie Games That Will Surprise You In 2012 feature.
The Selected Projects program takes submissions from anyone; mobile, console and online games are all valid entries, you don’t have to be registerd to Game Connection America 2012 already and developers from all over the world are encouraged to get involved. However, you are going to have to be quick as the submission deadline is fast approaching at January 22nd 2012!
All of the games submitted to the Selected Projects program will be judged by a board of evaluators and 15 promising projects will be hand-picked as the finalists. Those lucky 15 will receive a free Standard Pass to Game Connection America 2012, including a 700€ discount on any exhibitor option, a five-minute presentation of the project to high-level publishers at the Selected Projects Conference, a trailer spot on the dedicated Selected Projects plasma screen that will run throughout the show, and the chance to be named “Best Project of 2012″ at Game Connection America. See, we weren’t lying when we said it is a chance to get exposed to many “opportunistic avenues”.
“Our Selected Projects program is designed to shed light on the most innovative and creative projects that we can find and offers additional exposure to these developers who are constantly pushing the industry forward,” said Pierre Carde, CEO of Connection Events. “We are excited to bring Selected Projects to Game Connection America this year and look forward to seeing what the newest crop of nominees will hold.”