Over 150 software developers to attend Taipei Game Show

More than 150 game software developers from around the world are expected to attend the upcoming Taipei Game Show, displaying their latest innovations and achievements in the business, the organizers said Thursday.

The annual game exhibition, now in its 15th year, is scheduled to kick off Jan. 19 and run through Jan. 24 at the Taipei World Trade Center.

It will feature a business to consumer (B2C) display area for players and a business to business (B2B) zone for developers, the organizers said.

They said more than 150 game developers and about 50 game-related groups will attend the event, along with 1,000 potential foreign buyers, which will bring tremendous business opportunities to Taiwan.

So far, more than 200 participants from 29 countries, including Japan, Thailand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Pakistan, Malta, Croatia, Serbia and Ireland, have registered to take part in the exhibition, the organizers said.

Among them will be Japan’s Pon Pon Games, which won the 2015 Bit Summit Award, a leading Japanese gaming development festival, and U.S.-based Supertype, which won an award in the BIC Fest held in Busan in 2015, the organizers said.

On display will be innovations in hardware and software development, while virtual reality and game contests will be highlighted, according to the organizers said.

In addition, the Asia Pacific Game Summit will be held at the same venue.

According to the Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC), the production value of Taiwan’s game industry topped NT$42 billion (US$1.32 billion) in 2015, making it one of the major pillars of the country’s high-tech sector.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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