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Chile at GDC 2018

The most important showcase for Chilean video games

From March 19th to 23rd, 21 Chilean video game developers will the 2018 Game Developers Conference and Game Connection America at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, the epicenter of the global gaming industry.

The 35 members of the Chilean delegation will join thousands of programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals and others involved in the development of interactive games, converging on San Francisco with the objective of exchanging ideas and setting up networks of contacts for future business.

Visit us at Booth #1509; Hall C of Moscone South Hall, zone 2

A dynamic industry that seeks international consolidation

For the 7th consecutive year, a delegation of Chilean videogame developers will be present at the “Game Developers Conference”, with the support of ProChile*.

This is an industry experiencing dynamic growth and currently comprises over 40 companies throughout Chile, who work mainly work on their own intellectual property projects, as well as those for third parties. Approximately 85% of these developers are members of the Chilean Association of Videogame Development Companies (VG Chile).

According to VG Chile, women developers make up one of the quickest growing segments in the association, account for 16.1% of its professionals, up from 11.6% in 2016. In continuing to increasing women's participation, the association is forging links and initiatives with startups and tech associations that incentivize the importance of women to be part of this industry.

The consolidation of this industry is directly linked to its promotion at the international level. This is why 70.3% of the Chilean companies last year took part in a mission, fair or festival abroad. According to VG Chile, North America is currently one of the main markets for Chilean video games, bypassing Europe, South America and Asia.

The GDC conference is therefore considered to be the most important for this industry, which currently in Chile has over 150 videogame projects under development, for Android, PC, iOS, Web, Play Station and Xbox.

International recognition for the Chilean industry

The following four Chilean companies have been singled out for international recognition recently.

Ace Team and its game “Rock of Ages II”:

  • AzPlay: Best Gameplay (Spain)
  • IndieDB Editor’s Choice Award: Most Creative
  • Finalists at Ludicious in Innovation in Game (Switzerland)
  • Finalists for the Nordic Game Discovery (Sweden)

This game is 100% Chilean and the studio's most successful. It was launched in late August 2017 in Steam, Xbox One and PS4, attracting the attention of many youtubers, tens of thousands of buyers and millions of spectators on Youtube and Twitch.

Aone Games and its game “Omen of Sorrow”:

  • Unreal Dev Grant Recipient
  • EVA2017: Best Technical Achievement
  • SRK Fighting Game Awards 2017: Best Beta Test/Demo (2nd place)
  • SRK Fighting Game Awards 2017: Most Anticipated Future Release (2nd place)

This company was also the only representative of Chile invited by Sony to take part in Playstation Experience 2017. The video game had 70,000 views in two days on the Youtube PlayStation channel, while the demo available for the event was downloaded 5,000 times.

Tiny Bytes and its game “Massive Warfare: Rush”:

  • Nominated for the Indie Prize at Casual Connect 2018

BattleMango and its game “Viking Hunters”:

  • Nominated for the Indie Prize at Casual Connect 2018

In addition, an important alliance was announced between iEntertainment Network, Inc. and the Chilean company Gamaga to produce original new games for a major television channel whose name has yet to be revealed. The first game will be “Red Crimes: Hidden Murders”.

 

CHILEAN COMPANIES AT GDC 2018
For more information about the exhibitors, please download the catalogue here:

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ACTIVITIES IN CHILE'S PAVILION

March 22 | 4 p.m.
Pavillion (Moscone South Hall #1509, Zone 2)
Chilean Wine Reception

March 21 - 23 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pavillion (Moscone South Hall #1509, Zone 2)
Meet To Match Meeting Point

CHILE - USA TRADE RELATIONS

With 26 trade agreements signed with 64 markets, Chile has preferential access to 63% of the world’s population, corresponding to 86% of global GDP.

These agreements include the Free Trade Agreement with the United States that has been in effect since January 1, 2004.

In 2017, trade between Chile and the United States totaled US$21.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 16%.

The United States is now Chile's:

  • Main foreign investor (period 1974 -2016)
  • Second largest trade partner, accounting for 14.4% of trade
  • Principal market for food exports

* About ProChile

ProChile is the institution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile responsible for promoting exports of goods and services of the country. ProChile also contributes to encouraging foreign investments and tourism in Chile. It has a network of over 50 trade offices worldwide and 15 regional offices throughout the country, with specialized teams that contribute to positioning Chile’s attributes in international markets.

 

CONTACT:

Rodrigo Mladinic | Trade Commissioner of Chile in Los Angeles
6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1450; Los Angeles, CA 90048; USA
T: +1-323-932-7200
@ProChile_US
rmladinic@prochile.gob.cl


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