The French Pavilion will be hosting 11 video games sector companies at the E3 Expo trade show in Los Angeles from June 7th to 9th, 2011. E3 Expo is the video games industry’s foremost annual meeting worldwide. By gathering in one venue all independent studios and multinationals in the sector, as well as their purchasing media and major industry analysts, E3 is the place to be to test the waters in new trends, whether in terms of business, innovation or creativity. This year’s French Pavilion, sponsored by UBIFRANCE - French Trade Commission, will host 11 French companies that include game designers, creative agencies and game testing services.
In France, there are now over 15 million individuals who play video games. The players’ average age hovers around the 30 mark. France has many industry players (publishers, developers, game creators) who are acknowledged the world over for the quality of their productions. The turnover in France for the video games industry is estimated at close to €2 billion if one includes software and hardware sales for consoles and PCs.
In 2009, there were about 400 companies in France working in the video games sector: 150 studios, 60 publishers, a number of engineering service providers (motion capture, game design, quality tests, localization/translation, communication) and middleware suppliers. Then about 15 wholesale distributors and 15 retail networks (brick & mortar and online stores) complete the picture. The Paris and Lyon regions alone host over three-quarters of sector players (including 60% just for Ile-de-France). Other job pool areas for the sector are the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Languedoc-Roussillon regions.
Come and meet the 11 French companies in attendance at the French Pavilion who represent the video games industry in France.
1. Bug Tracker: Game and software testing agency
2. Bulkypix: Game developer for smartphones and tablets
3. Dynamixyz: 3-D facial analysis and synthesis
4. Epawn: Flat screen auxilary unit for smartphone and tablet games
5. Lexis Numérique: Independent game design studio
6. Nemopolis: Developer of family and educational multi-platform games
7. Playsoft: Develops games for molbile, tablet and Facebook applications
8. Smack Down Productions: Multi-platform independent game designer
9. Takeoff: Creative agency in design, video and interactive applications
10. Voxler: Voice interaction and transformation technologies
11. Wizarbox: Multi-platform video game developer
Exhibitor catalogue available upon request.
For more information, please contact:
UBIFRANCE - FRENCH TRADE COMMISSION
Nicolas Le Goff
Technology Trade Advisor