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Hello Barcelona!

From 26 of February to 1 March, Happyland was presented in front of the world of Mobile and Startups at #4YFN during the Mobile World Congress! 4YFN is startup business platform of Mobile World Capital that enables startups, investors and corporations to connect and launch new ventures together. Amazing! Exactly as their moto says, we were inspired, we were amazed.

Together with our fellow Greek indie game developers companies, Gemcraft Games and Traptics as part of the Greek delegation we had the chance to see from up close how mobile business works! Even though it is not common for games’ industry companies to be there, we were welcomed by everyone. People would come, play our games, discuss with us, give feedback, detect things we wouldn’t have had, share ideas, give advice on business and reveal tips and tricks! It was an extraordinary experience through which we were enriched with valuable information on how to get our business to the next level.

Lesson Learned, Vol. 5:
This is a lesson we re-learned. We were informed that we will be going to Spain 15 days before departure, meaning we didn’t make it to any deadline for the opportunities given by the event, one of which was pitching in the Discovery Area, but we decided to give a go and asked kindly from the incredible organizer Charlotte Rovito if we could have 5 minutes on stage. She and her amazing team made it happen for us and things had a different turn after that both for us and for the teams of our booth! So, ask! Nice, kindly, be prepared to lose with dignity, but remember to always ask! People and life can surprise you!

Once again a big thank you to Alex Koxaras of Origins of Audio for his incredible music in GO HEROES: Prometheus 🙂

More photos of the events in our Photo Gallery

Vasiliki Tsiftsian
vasiliki@happyland-ent.com

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Really happy Happylanders!

The 1st international game business conference in Greece, Athens Games Festival 2017 , is now over and the world is beginning to learn that Greece makes games! On 28 of October the festival’ s gates opened and we welcomed in Athens the gaming industry for the 1st time. A 2 days festival with opportunities, advice, ideas, brainstorming, tips, competitions, info and everything a team needs to know in order to become a succesful company.

Together Greek and Cypriots game developers, musicians, indies, sound designers, artists, programmers, coders and VR experts we had the chance to showcase our work, abilities and games ! Happyland was there exhibiting and at the same time we were also shortlisted for the Nordic Discovery Games Contest and H.A.M.A.C contest also. We pitched for the first time ever for both competitions and our game Go Heroes: Prometheus managed to be winner in both Nordic Discovery Games Contest and H.A.M.A.C.
We will continue our journey with the Nordics in Sweden on May 2018 and in MWC Barcelona 2018 with H.A.M.A.C. We also need to note that Sons Of Icarus managed to get the 2nd place in H.A.M.A.C.
It was overwhelming having succeeded in all of our goals and we couldn’t have done it without the valuable assistance and work of our friend and partner Alex Koxaras of Origins of Audio. “The Fall and Rise of Resonance” was Alex’s theme which was selected and presented in #AthensGamesFest. Congratulations Alex!
Besides being exhibitors we also had a small contribution in the festival having developed a mini promo game named Heroes Of Athens. You are welcomed to download and enjoy the 5 minutes gameplay 🙂 It was also a surprise for us when we saw the characters of the game on our badges!

Lesson learned, Vol.3:
Live the moment, even if you are worried to do the best for your team. Unfortunately the amount of stress I experienced affected those days and I am not saying I didn’t enjoy #AGF17 but the stress was exhausting.

We “borrowed” photos from: Io Kalogiannakou, Includints, Ιek Omiros

Vasiliki Tsiftsian
vasiliki@happyland-ent.com

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An Honor!

On September 30 we were invited by the Lavrion Technological Cultural Park to exhibit during the European Researchers’ Night at the N.T.U.A. A Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science & fun learning. Around 30 countries and over 300 cities are involved.It was an honor for us to be there with PROMETHEUS & the Flames of Life and we were also really happy to have Alex Koxaras of Origins of Audio on our team once more!

Lesson Learned vol.2:

You can never know where you will find the most loyal friends of your games! We met incredible kids, willing to play GO HEROES and on top of all give us written feedback and love 🙂 Don’t be afraid to ask people for their assistance, their ideas, their opinion and the most of the times they will amaze you!

(Guys thanks for the beautiful photos, more in our facebook page)

Vasiliki Tsiftsian

hp.land.ent@gmail.com

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