Pégases Ceremony – Made in France games win awards

A number of titles showcasing French excellence won awards at the latest Pegasus ceremony, held in Paris in March 2024. Chants of Sennaar alone received three prestigious awards: Best Video Game, Best Independent Video Game and Best Game Design. En Garde! won the Pegasus for Best First Video Game, while Dordogne, with its watercolour graphics, was the logical winner for Visual Excellence. Jusant (Dont Nod) and Karmazoo (Pastagames) took the Pegasus for Best Sound Universe and Best Accessibility respectively. Further proof, if proof were needed, of the quality of the titles presented each year by Jeux Made in France.

But there's more to this space than just showcasing games. It's also about sharing the values of respect, good practice, inclusivity and diversity with gamers and the industry as a whole.

Video game visual Chants of Sennaar

It's no secret that France is one of the leading nations in the world of video games. Every year at Paris Games Week, national productions are given pride of place thanks to its dedicated Made in France Games area (by Capital Games). For 10 years now, this space has been celebrating French creations.

In 2023, no fewer than 23 publishers and developers will be showcasing their latest releases to an enthusiastic audience of fans. En Garde! (Fireplace Games), Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (Don't Nod - Focus Entertainment), Chants of Sennaar (Rundisc - Focus Entertainment), EndlessTM Dungeon (Amplitude Studios), Under The Waves (Parallel Studio)... to name but a few. Some thirty titles in all, testifying to the diversity and richness of video game creation in France.

Two people from Jeux Made In France sitting down for an interview with the Jeux Made In France logo behind them.

Sharing and promoting values

In 2023, the Afrogameuses association, which works for greater diversity and gender equality in the games sector, came to promote the industry's professions on the Jeux Made in France stage. The same year, the Women in Games France association, which also campaigns for greater gender diversity, came to meet the public. It's a great way for gamers to learn more about these key issues.

Especially as many gamers dream of getting a job in gaming. France has some of the best schools and training in the world in this field, thanks to its many renowned schools. The Games Made in France area is also an opportunity to meet professionals in the sector, most of whom have followed one of these courses.

Inforgraphy on diveristé and influsion in video game companies

Discovering professions and talents

Last year, the public had the opportunity to hear Edouard Caplain, artistic director of the astonishing gameJusant (Don't Nod). It's a rare opportunity to come and talk to the creators and get a better understanding of video game production, as well as discovering the many different professions involved in the industry.

All in all, this is a unique space at Paris Games Week where gamers can not only try out exceptional titles, but also find out about training courses and discuss the ideas driving the industry with specialists.

Want to discover the latest French video game creations? See you in autumn at the PGW's Made in France Games area!
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Visual of the Jusant video game