Game Developers Conference 2017 welcomes ‘Games in Italy’ At Italian Games Pavilion

Italian Games Industry Prepares for Its Biggest Presence Ever at Booth #1902

 

The Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian Trade Agency ICE and AESVI, the Italian Games Trade Body, are excited to announce their upcoming ‘Games in Italy’ exhibit at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Running from Wednesday, March 1st through Friday, March 3rd at Pav. #1902 in South Hall, the Italian Pavilion will feature offerings from 11 of the leading Italian gaming companies showcasing a wide range of technologies and products from all across country of Italy. The Pavilion has been made available to companies thanks to an economic contribution and a productive co-operation between the Ministry of Economic Development and the Italian Trade Agency ICE, which decided to provide their support to the internationalization of the Italian video games industry

In the last 4 years the collaboration between ICE, the Italian Government’s Agency for overseas promotion and internationalization of Italian companies, and AESVI, the Italian Games Trade Body, has contributed to the growth of the Italian gaming industry in foreign markets. This is thanks to an increased presence at international shows in both the USA and Europe. This is an example of the growing attention the Italian Government is giving to videogames in Italy, as they continues to grow.

With over 120 companies currently operating in all aspects of game development in Italy, the Italian game industry is one of the youngest and most vibrant on the planet and continues to grow its market rapidly. These Italian companies are developing a broad range of offerings, from educational projects, advergames, in work-for-hire, as well as commercial game titles, several of which will be on display at GDC this year. Talented developers and their respective products will be available for demo appointments and interviews during the show.

The best of Italian development will be showcased at the Italian pavilion with a diverse line-up that will cover everything from mobile to VR and traditional console and PC games.

 

Games Available to Play at the Italian Pavilion during GDC include:

  • Milestone – MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame
    • Platform Available at Launch:  PC (Steam) / PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 4 Pro / Xbox One
    • Which platform will be show at GDC:  PC
    • Projected Release Date:  Spring 2017
    • MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame, based on the 2016 season, offers the player a dynamic, ever-more enjoyable gaming experience thanks to a series of innovative graphics and techniques introduced by the new Unreal®Engine 4 graphics engine which will take the game experience to a surprising new level.

From sun to heavy rain, every change will decisively influence the rider’s visibility and the highly-deformable ground, putting even the most expert player to the test. And it is the ground which provides the greatest challenge: mud, dust and dynamic deformations will be the master of all, while the sounds of engines running at full throttle, souped up with a brand new engine, merge with the ambient noise of chainsaws.

 

  • Unreal Vision – Toygeddon
    • Platforms Available at Launch: PC (Steam)
    • Which platform will be shown at GDC: PC / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One
    • Projected Release Date: Q3 2017
    • Toygeddon is a Racing Online Battle Arena that offers the player the chance to compete in a spectacular challenge, destroying their opponents and stealing their abilities. The tactical group cooperation of a MOBA, with faster pacing and immediate approach. 3 unique battle arena game modes on local split screen up to 4 players or online up to 10 players: Capture the Battery, Exodus and King of the Mall.
    • Developer Website / Game Website

 

  • Proxy 42 – Father.IO
    • Platforms Available at Launch: iOS, Android
    • Which platform will be shown at GDC: iOS
    • Projected Release Date: Q3 – Q4 2017
    • Father.IO is the world’s first real-life, massive multiplayer, first person shooter in Augmented Reality. We created an innovative platform and associated showcase content to provide global game players the ability to connect across many different kinds of devices in order to participate in an anytime/anywhere real life gaming experience
    • Game Website / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram

 

  • Digital Tales – Bookbound Brigade
    • Platforms Available at Launch: PC / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One
    • Which platform will be shown at GDC: PC
    • Projected Release Date: Q1 2018
    • What if all the protagonists of books lost their memory?

Venture into their world and beat the hell out of historical and literary characters you studied in school! Bookbound Brigade is a new take on the established Metroidvania genre where classic stories and well-known characters get the video game treatment and where the player gets to lead a colorful bunch of real and fictional heroes in a quest to battle overwhelming hordes of monsters and bring order back to the literary world.

 

  • Neko8Games – Oops!
    • Platforms Available at Launch: PC / Mac / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One
    • Which platform will be shown at GDC: Mac
    • Projected Release Date: July 2018
    • Oops! is a platform-puzzle game in Stop Motion with different styles of playing. The game tells about a love story between two ladybugs who are moved away from each other due to a series of random troubles. The player will have to help one of the two ladybugs to return to his beloved, going through five locations.
    • Game Website

 

  • 34BigThings – Redout
    • Platform Available at Launch: PC (Steam)
    • Which platform will be shown at GDC: PC (Steam)
    • Release Date: September 2, 2016
    • Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre.
    • Developer Website

 

  • Untold Games – Loading Human: Chapter One
    • Platform Available at Launch: PC / PlayStation 4 / Oculus Rift / HTC Vice
    • Which platform will be shown at GDC: PC / VR
    • Release Date: October 13, 2016
    • Specifically designed for virtual reality, Loading Human is a futuristic, sci-fi adventure that blends a deep story, interactivity and immersive physical gameplay. Loading Human is an episodic VR adventure game set in the 22nd century. Chapter One lays the foundation for the story as players take control of Prometheus, a scientist summoned by his dying father to embark on a mission to retrieve the Quintessence, the most powerful energy source in the universe.
    • Developer Website

 

  • Just Funny Games – Pirate’s Dice
    • Platforms Available at Launch: iOS, Android
    • Which platform will be shown at GDC: iOS
    • Release Date: October 26, 2016
    • Challenge your friends with this fantastic dice game inspired by the ancient Peruvian mechanic also known as Perudo. Pirate’s Dice is a game for 2 to 4 players whose primary objective is to guess at every round how many dice (with a certain value) are present on the table. Each round, players take turns and make their bets until the dice are revealed and the “defeated” player loses one of them… the last player to have at least one die in his possession wins the game…
    • Developer Website

 

  • Forge Reply – Theseus
    • Platforms Available at Launch: VR
    • Which platform will be shown at GDC: PC
    • Release Date: TBC
    • Theseus is an action adventure VR experience based on the Greek myth of The Minotaur and the Labyrinth. It’s Forge Reply’s take on the classic tale, with a dark and mature approach, designed from the ground-up for VR.
    • Game Website

 

About ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency: The ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency is the government organisation which promotes the internationalisation of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development. ICE provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign companies. In addition to its Rome headquarters, Italian Trade Agency operates worldwide from a large network of Trade Promotion Offices linked to Italian embassies and consulates and working closely with local authorities and businesses. ICE provides a wide range of services overseas helping Italian and foreign businesses to connect with each other: identification of possible business partners; bilateral trade meetings with Italian companies; trade delegation visits to Italy; official participation in local fairs and exhibitions, forums and seminars with Italian experts. For more information please visit www.italtrade.com (in English) or www.ice.gov.it (in Italian).

About AESVI: Founded in 2002, AESVI is the Italian Games Industry Association representing all sectors of the game industry in Italy, from publishing to development. The Association serves the shared interests of all industry players and works to promote the growth of the games industry in Italy and to increase its international competitiveness. AESVI services include the production of various reports related to the Italian games market and industry, promoting group trips at the most important international fairs, organizing national events to support industry growth, developing relations with national and local public institutions, promoting media relations both nationally and internationally, as well as providing legal, accounting and business assistance. AESVI is the promoter of Milan Games Week (www.gamesweek.it), official Italian videogame consumer show; Italian Game Developers Summit (www.igds.it), international conference for the Italian videogame developers’ community; Premio Drago d’Oro (www.premiodragodoro.it), the Italian games awards. For more information about AESVI please visit www.gamesinitaly.com (in English).

 

 

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