Creative kababayans tapped to draw video game industry to PH

SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippines is looking to take this talent and build partnerships with major game developers in the world.

The Game Developers Association of the Philippines was a part of The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco – the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

“What the government and the private sector really wants to do is to be able to create original content from the Philippines, games – and all sorts of games: mobile games, PC games, console games – and export them to the rest of the world,” said CEO of GamesOps Inc. Andro Baluyut.

Gamedev Philippines wants big companies to set up studios in the country and allow other Filipinos to contribute to the gaming industry.

Since the initiative started in January 2014, Gamedev Philippines says they are continuing to make much progress.

“Right now I can tell you that in just five months of going out, three conventions, we’ve already made some major head way,” said Baluyut. “We’ve gotten companies like Microsoft to partner with studios in the Philippines and international publishers like Ubisoft to visit the country and seriously explore the opportunities.”

Gamedev Philippines has many more stops before the year is over. They plan on showcasing and networking at other notable game conventions this summer such as E3 in Los Angeles and Gamescom in Germany.

You can contact Rommel Conclara at rommel_conclara@abs-cbn.com and follow him on Twitter @rommelconclara for more information.

 

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