Japanese game developers to explore opportunities in PH


Posted at May 16 2014 05:59 PM | Updated as of May 19 2014 07:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Some of the top Japanese game development companies will be visiting the Philippines to explore potential business opportunities.

Executives from top Japanese game development companies are set to meet with representatives of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA).

The Japanese delegation, which includes executives from SEGA, KLab, D2C, Pierrot, Zucks, Yamasa, Nash Music Library, Ambition, Artscape Company Limited and DWF, and officials of the ASEAN Japan Centre and Nikkei Business Publications, will be in the country from May 17 to 21.
"In bringing together the big names in the Japanese video gaming industry to the Philippines, we witness a milestone in the country’s game and creative content development industry, and strengthen business ties between the Philippines and Japan," Trade Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. said.

The Game and Creative Contents Networking Philippines 2014 conference will feature presentations of industry experts from Klab Cyberscorpion, Bandai Namco Games, Pierrot, Sega, and D2C; and business matching sessions between the Japanese delegation and registered industry representatives from GDAP, ACPI and PSIA.

The sessions hope to create partnerships between Philippine and Japanese players in 3D design and animation services, game development and publishing, smartphone, iPhone, iPad, Android and RIM application development, gaming solutions, information technology (IT) development and outsourcing services, as well as mobile and internet start-up operations.

"During their stay in the Philippines, the delegation is expected to learn about the country’s game development industry and professional competencies, as well as to explore avenues to assist in capacity-building aspirations of local stakeholders,” Manalo said.