The best of Italian videogame production to be showcased at Gamescom 2016
Over 20 games on display to promote the Italian style in the world
Milan, 3rdAugust. The Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian Trade Agency ICE and AESVI, the Italian Games Trade Body, are announcing today their presence at Gamescom 2016. The Italian pavilion, located in the trade area of the show, will showcase the widest range of Italian videogames developed in Italy.
“Videogames in Italy are experiencing a constant and steady growth in both the number of productions and market value. Our aim is to promote, assist and encourage a dialogue with the Italian Government as well as demonstrate the same skillset our country demonstrates in other creative sectors, such as the design and fashion industry”, said Thalita Malago, AESVI’s General Secretary.
“Today, the gaming market represents an emergent economic sector where Italy’s innovation and creativity will play an important role” said Giovanni Sacchi, Director of the Made in Italy Export Promotion Department– “We decided to support this international event to give a signal to young Italian enterpreneurs that operate in this sector. We want to take advantage of the many new opportunities that are emerging in this area with the aim of taking our place in the international competitive scene.”
Italy is making a lot of progress in opening up to game developers thanks to new legislation (issued by the Government and currently under the scrutiny of the Parliament) which will allow them to be liable for a 15-30% tax credit on their projects. A deal similar to those celebrated in countries like the UK and France, which have seen huge growth in the local videogame industry as a result.
In the last 3 years the collaboration between ICE (the Italian Government’s Agency for overseas promotion and internationalization of Italian companies) and AESVI 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 it continues to grow.
This year, the Italian pavilion at Gamescom will showcase the best of Italian game development with a diverse line-up that will cover everything from mobile to VR and traditional console and PC games. AESVI is proud of Italy’s strong game development output to date and is excited to see it evolve in the future.
The Italian Pavilion, located in Hall 3.2 stand A25, will showcase the following projects:
|Bookbound Brigade||Action, Adventure||PC, Mac, Console|
|PC, Mac, Linux|
|Red Rope||Action, Adventure, Puzzle||PC, Mac, Linux|
|Voodoo||Action, Adventure||PC, Mac, Linux|
|PC, Mac, Console, Mobile
|The Town of Light||Adventure||PC, Mac, Console, VR|
|PC, Mac, Console, VR
|Asgard Rift: Battle Arena||Strategy||PC, Mac, Mobile|
|Little Briar Rose||Adventure||PC, Mac, Mobile|
|Ride 2||Racing||PC, Console|
|Valentino Rossi The Game||Racing||PC, Console|
|Ducati 90th – Anniversary The Official Videogame||Racing
|forma.8||Action, Adventure||PC, Mac, Console, Mobile|
|Futuridium EP Deluxe||Arcade||VR|
|Shin Futuridium VR||Arcade||VR|
|Storm in a Teacup||Lantern||Poetical Adventure||PC, VR|
|Stormborn Studio||Runes: The Forgotten Path||Action, Adventure||PC, VR|
|NH Combine Simulator||Simulation||Other|
|Unreal Vision||Playthings Chase||Racing||PC, Console|
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, ICE 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) orwww.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).