Brazil is the official partner country of gamescom 2023
03/07/2023 - Brazil is the official partner country of gamescom 2023. gamescom organizers have signed a partnership agreement to this effect with Abragames (Association of Brazilian Game Developers Companies).
Brazil takes on the role of official partner country, showing that the country is open to international investors and partners. The Brazilian games industry, considered the most important in Latin America, is attracting foreign companies that are becoming aware of the potential of local studios and the quality of the products they develop. The Brazilian games industry itself has seen strong growth in recent years. The estimated revenue from digital games in Brazil was over US$2.3 billion in 2021, and it is estimated that almost 75 he population plays games regularly. According to the study, there are more than 1,000 game development studios in Brazil, representing a 169% increase in the last four years - there were only 375 in 2018.
Rodrigo Terra, CEO of Abragames, said, "This is a historic moment for Brazil. In recent years, the Brazilian games industry has achieved tremendous success and gamescom is a way to recognize the achievements of Brazilian studios and developers. Abragames is very happy to be part of it and to witness this positive development here first hand."
Jorge Viana, CEO of ApexBrasil: "We at ApexBrasil are partners with Abragames and are firm believers in the Brazilian games industry. With 1,009 development studios in our country, it is at an important stage. With the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Vice President Geraldo Alckmin, we can strengthen this sector. We will continue to take public support measures and try to promote the development of the games industry in Brazil. We have a lot of talent and we need to create a suitable ecosystem to achieve maximum benefits. Finally, we are talking about a huge industry with more than 3 billion players worldwide and enormous potential."
Felix Falk, Managing Director of the German Games Industry Association (Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V.), said, "We are delighted to have Brazil as a partner country of gamescom 2023, making it the first ever partner country from South America. This shows once again how important gamescom is for the international games industry and connects countries and continents through gaming. The Brazilian games industry has grown strongly and is very well networked internationally. Brazil and South America contribute to a dynamic and diverse games scene, which we will celebrate together at gamescom in August."
Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse: "gamescom is the leading international event for the entire gaming community. Partnering with different countries each year for gamescom and showcasing their vibrant gaming scene has been and continues to be an important part of our effort to bring together this global and highly dynamic industry. We very much welcome having Brazil, the most important Latin American gaming market, by our side in 2023."
Source: Press release