Development Awards will be an added feature at the first international games trade exhibition, Tehran Game Convention.
Aria Esrafilian, manager of the Development Awards at TGC, explained: Before this, it had been decided that on one of the exhibition days, Publisher’s Day event would take place and Iranian game developers would introduce their games to publishers and investors.
He continued: With the date change for the TGC exhibition, an opportunity to develop on the Publisher’s Day event was provided and after further considerations, Development Awards was ultimately added to the TGC exhibition. In this way, games which are intended to be present at the TGC exhibition, may participate in this competition before the start of the exhibition, allowing international publishers to rank these games and elect the best to be presented during the closing ceremony.
Esrafilian continued: The goal of this addition to the TGC exhibition is to provide better exposure of selected games to publishers and the media. Because one of the main goals of the TGC event is to provide contacts between Iranian producers and international publishers; Development Awards can be a very helpful spotlight for the highly ranked games. Likewise awards from the Iran Computer and Video Game Foundation, and other TGC sponsors will be presented to notable games.
Rules concerning participation in the Development Awards will be announced by the TGC planning committee.