The first edition of the European Game Showcase at GDC is an event where European developers can meet press, publishers and strategic partners. It takes place between on February 28 (during GDC) at the GameSpot offices in San Francisco.
The event is organised by Dajana Dimovska, Eva Gaspar, Tobias Kopka and Alessandra van Otterlo. The regions they cover are resp. Denmark, Spain and Portugal, Germany, and Belgium and The Netherlands. There is no representative of Poland on the organising team, but Pawel Miechowski is in charge of the selection committee for Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Belarus, and Ukraine. The Dutch and Belgian games will be selected by Eline Muijres (Dutch Game Garden), Leonie Manshanden (IndieDevKit/Southpaw Strategy), Youri Loedts (FLEGA), Christophe De bont (FLEGA) en Alessandra van Otterlo (Control).
All people involved have an extensive network in the international games industry and we will use this network to invite people to the event. Focus of the event is the games. No loud music, just enough space and time to check out all the great games. The event is curated, meaning that everyone based in one of the eligible countries can submit games, but the organisation will pick the showcased games. Each region will pick their own top 10, from which the organisation as a whole will choose the final selection.
The venue of the event is the offices of GameSpot. They have kindly offered it free of charge. To be able to cover cost of drinks and snacks, each selected developer has to contribute €50 (ex VAT). Upon arrival you will have a table for you to showcase on, but you will need to bring your own hardware, monitors etc. to showcase your game.
If you have any questions, please check the FAQ page.
If you would like to be part of the event, please submit your details quickly.
If you would like to sponsor the event, please contact Alessandra directly.