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Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association: The 3rd Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme's Kick-off Ceremony
Announcement of 12 Selected Local Game Start-ups and Sharing of Experience by Different Stakeholders HONG KONG, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Organized by The Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) and supported by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the lead sponsor, the "Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme" (GEPS) have earned high popularity and remarkable results in past two editions by successfully assisted the selected local game start-ups to optimize and promote their designated original games. Under CreateHK's sponsorship again, the HKDEA organizes the 3rd GEPS this year to support another batch of 12 local game start-ups with a view to further enhancing the competitiveness of Hong Kong game industry. The HKDEA held a Kick-off Ceremony for the 3rd GEPS on 19th August 2022. Ms. Jersey YUEN, Assistant Head of CreateHK was the officiating guest and she was joined by Mr. Gabriel PANG, Chairman of The HKDEA and other guests to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially kick off the 3rd GEPS. On the occasion, upon announcing the list of 12 local game start-ups that are selected to participate in the 3rd GEPS, representatives of each of these selected game start-ups also presented their dedicated games to be supported to the attending mentors and practitioners from local game industry. Some of the past and current interns and past companies benefitted from the GEPS also shared their experiences. Ms. Jersey YUEN, Assistant Head of CreateHK, expressed her gratitude to The HKDEA for organizing the GEPS again and wished the 12 designated games being supported by the 3rd GPES would have a great success with countless business opportunities in both local and international markets. Mr. Gabriel PANG, Chairman of The HKDEA, said at the Kick-off Ceremony, "Starting a business could be easy but building and maintaining it is not. Game design involves illustration designs, programming and others and hence it requires a great deal of resources and technology for creating a popular game among players. The HKDEA is very grateful for the continuous support from CreateHK on sponsoring the GEPS, which has been providing pragmatic supports to the selected game start-ups to ease their financial and promotion burdens. We look forward to seeing that the 12 selected game start-ups can sustain the enthusiasm on game development so as to bring Hong Kong's game industry up to another level." In the 3rd GEPS, each of the selected game start-up will receive holistic support as listed below to enhance the quality and profitability of its dedicated game: A marketing subsidy of HK$450,000 to HK$550,000 to promote its dedicated game on a reimbursement basis; Free guidance from industry experts to enrich its knowledge in company operation and game promotion; A series of free trainings on marketing, game testing and fund-raising to improve its dedicated games; Two interns from relevant institutes, who are assigned to work in each selected game start-up for two months to help the company in conducting thorough test of and enhancing its dedicated game prior to the release of the game to the market, with the interns' salaries fully covered by the GEPS; Free promotion (e.g., on newspaper, internet, digital media platform, website, and through kick-off ceremony, seminar, etc.) under the GEPS to maximize public exposure of the selected game start-ups and their dedicated games. In addition to the above support, The HKDEA has set up a Hong Kong Pavilion at Tokyo Game Show 2022 held from 15th to 18th September 2022, to promote the 12 selected local game start-ups of the 3rd GEPS and their dedicated games. The selected game start-ups were subsidized to participate in the Tokyo Game Show 2022 in Japan, covering their booths' rental and production fee as well as most of the expenses incurred by two staff members of each company including air tickets and hotel accommodation for them to attend the show in person and meet with potential business partners from all over the world. The 3rd GEPS supports local game start-ups that have been established for no more than eight years and employ no more than 20 full-time employees to help each of them improve the quality and profitability of a designated original game that has never been commercially released in any market. The genres of the 12 dedicated games being supported by the 3rd GEPS range from role-playing, action, music, casual, shooting to puzzle adventure. More details of the 3rd GEPS and the 12 selected game start-ups and their dedicated games are available at: https://www.geps.hk. Selected Game Start-ups Participating in the 3rd GEPS (in alphabetical order of the company names) Company Name Game Name Type of Game BINARY TREE STUDIO LIMITED Siege of Dungeon Role-playing Blink Studio Limited Overdrive Legends Action / Role-playing Bright Education Technology Limited Bright Mage Saga Role-playing CORNERPUZ LIMITED Ninja Gear 2D Action Dream Engine Games Limited Rotaeno Rotation Control Mobile Rhythm Game Goblin Gamer Company Limited My Little Jellymon Hyper Casual Game Jokey Studio Limited Solve & Rescue – Animal Kingdom Puzzle adventure Langeare Studio Limited Sin Stone Saga Role-playing Level88 Limited Galaxy Storm Shooter game QvQ Studio Limited Roll Freak Puzzle adventure TREFLE & CO. LIMITED Rise of Island Casual Game Zoomob Limited Sensation - Interactive Story Adventure About Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) Established in 1999, The HKDEA is a non-profit organization aiming to promote digital entertainment development in Hong Kong. Its mission points toward the achievement of the following goals - boosting prosperity of the digital entertainment industry by fostering cooperation among local developers; opening up and development of digital market; enhancement of local technology so as to raise the competitiveness of Hong Kong production; promoting communication between digital entertainment industry and related ones such as toys, entertainment and visual games; building a favourable idea for digital entertainment; and protection of intellectual property rights and scrapping counterfeit products. HKDEA's website: www.hkdea.org About Create Hong Kong Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated office set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in June 2009 to spearhead the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. From 1 July 2022 onwards, it is under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia's creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community. CreateHK has been sponsoring The HKDEA in organizing different projects including the three consecutive editions of the Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme to facilitate the development of Hong Kong' digital entertainment industry. CreateHK's website: www.createhk.gov.hk
The famous casual music game, Tiles Hop, celebrates its 500-million downloads
Tiles Hop claimed its milestone of 500 million downloads after four years dominating the global music games chart HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Sept. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The top music game publisher, Amanotes, proudly announces the celebration of Tiles Hop hitting 500 million downloads. This marks the Vietnamese game company to become the first music game publisher that owns two 500-million downloads games, including the simple piano game, Magic Tiles 3. Tiles Hop is a simple hold-and-drag game that matches ball movement with the rhythm of top global tracks. Endorse the trendy neon style, Tiles Hop follows the simple and casual aesthetics that attract millions of users worldwide. More than 4.5 million daily active users from 190+ countries have spent 50 billion minutes in the app to jam to more than 38,000 songs in its abundant library. In early August, Tiles Hop officially hit 500 million downloads on iOS, Android, and other supported platforms. "We're extremely proud of the journey Tiles Hop has come to," said Bill Vo, CEO and co-founder of Amanotes. "Even though it's a very simple game, it has received an incredible amount of love from users of all ages and backgrounds. Everyone at Amanotes and our partner, Inwave Studio, are humbled to celebrate this milestone." Launched in late 2017, the game is the collaboration between Amanotes and a Vietnam-based gaming studio, Inwave Studio. Tiles Hop consistently reigns at Top 5 most downloaded Music Games in both App Store and Google Play since September 2018. "On our way to reach such impressive number, it was a restless and devoted journey from many teammates of Inwave and Amanotes. The success of Tiles Hop is the proof that we don't need to follow the trend. Instead, we created it," quoted Dung Nguyen, CEO of Inwave Studio. "This game is also the testament for the harmonious partnership between Inwave and Amanotes. We overcame the physical distance and made use of our strategic connection to co-create the best products for millions of users worldwide." Tiles Hop is free to download, with in-app purchases, on the App Store and Google Play Store, available here. Tiles Hop game graphics and screenshot can be found here. About Amanotes Amanotes is a fast-growing music-tech company in Southeast Asia. Founded in 2014, their goal is to delight people with interactive music experiences. Some of their chart-topping music games include Magic Tiles 3, Tiles Hop, Dancing Road, etc. Amanotes is the #1 Music Game Publisher worldwide Amanotes is the #1 App Publisher from Southeast Asia by downloads worldwide (2022) As of August 2022, Amanotes amassed more than 2.5 Billion app downloads worldwide, over 120 Million monthly active users, and over 15 Million daily active users. About Inwave Inwave is a young and dynamic gaming studio from Hanoi, Vietnam. Their vision is to bring forward mobile gaming experiences that reach millions of users worldwide. Their team is experienced, innovative and meticulous in developing their products. Their past successful apps are Tiles Hop and Dancing Road, marking a prospective future for the studio to reach further heights in the mobile gaming industry.
YU-GI-OH! DUEL LINKS GOES INTO THE VRAINS ON 28 SEPTEMBER
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) has revealed that the VRAINS World is coming to Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS later this month. The virtual universe of the iconic anime Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS arrives on September 28 as part of a major update to the hit mobile and PC game. With the VRAINS World coming, Duelists can look forward to the much-anticipated addition of Link Summoning. A player can Link Summon to bring forth powerful Link Monsters onto the field. These monsters apply special effects to cards in zones they point to, making them a valuable addition to any Duelist’s arsenal. The inclusion of Link Summoning will also herald a new EX Monster Zone being added to the Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS field. It’s a game-changing update that opens the path to exciting new strategies for players to enjoy. On top of the VRAINS World and Link Summoning, this month’s major update will bring brand-new missions and cards to the game. Duelists can also link into a new playable character: the protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Playmaker. To celebrate the new VRAINS World, all Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS players will be able to receive a variety of log-in bonuses, including the new Link Monster, Code Talker. The full array of log-in bonuses features: • Prismatic Code Talker, Prismatic Cyberse Wizard and Prismatic Backup Secretary cards • 10 free pulls and a guaranteed UR card from the new 42nd Main BOX • 2 UR Tickets – 1 Prismatic and 1 Normal • 1 UR Dream Ticket - Glossy • 2 SR Tickets – 1 Prismatic and 1 Normal • 1 SR Dream Ticket - Glossy • 1,000 Gems • 1 Skill Ticket • 1 Character Unlock Ticket • New Card Sleeves and Game Mat accessories featuring Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS artwork For more information, please visit https://www.konami.com/yugioh/duel_links/ Based on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (OCG), Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS brings the popular game to life on mobile devices and on PC. Duelists can kindle the spirit of Yami Yugi, Jaden Yuki, Yusei Fudo, and other beloved characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in competitive card battle action. Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS has now achieved 150 million downloads worldwide. Duelists across the world have collected more than 65 billion cards and have done battle in 6 billion Duels. The Yu-Gi-Oh! series is based on the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! (by Kazuki Takahashi), which was serialized in SHUEISHA Inc.'s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1996 and is now on the eighth iteration of the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” animated series (currently airing on TV Tokyo-affiliated channels). KONAMI released the first console game in 1998, and the series, including the trading card game, is still enjoyed by countless customers worldwide. KONAMI continues to develop and distribute a wide range of Yu-Gi-Oh! content to deliver the fun and excitement of the series to customers around the globe. Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS is available for free at the App Store® for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®, Google Play™ for Android™ devices, and for PC via Steam.
Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars Announced for 2023
Konami Digital Entertainment Limited today announced the return of the Suikoden series, with Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars launching on PlayStation®4, XBOX ONE, STEAM® and Nintendo Switch™ in 2023! Announced during Tokyo Games Show 2022, Konami confirmed several fundamental improvements and quality-of-life features in the upcoming remaster collection: Graphical Improvements • Pixel sprites and environment art enhanced with new screen effects including lighting, clouds, and shadow animations Flickering flames, smoldering smoke, the movement of leaves and insects, all add up to a lively in-game atmosphere! • The effects and direction have been redesigned, bringing memorable scenes back to life in more beautiful ways! New Character Drawings • All character portraits have been updated in HD. Junko Kawano, who designed the characters for the original version of Suikoden released in 1995, has newly re-drawn all the character portraits for Suikoden I HD Remaster Gate Rune War. Sound Improvements • Field Sound – A large number of environmental sounds not found in the original version, such as the sound of running water in the river, wind, insects, and running footsteps, have been added. You can enjoy an immersive experience like never before! • Battle Sound – All sound effects are now in HD. In addition to the impact of the 3D effects, the realistic sound greatly enhances the dynamism of the battles! Game System Improvements • Many new features have been added, such as dialogue log, auto-battle, double-speed battles, etc.
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2022 Kicks Off
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2022 (TGS2022) opens today for four days from September 15(Thu.) to September 18 (Sun.) With the real venue returning to Makuhari Messe for the first time in three years, the event will be held in a hybrid style of in-person and virtual exhibition incorporating various online programs. The first two days (Sep. 15 and 16) are Business Days exclusively open for game industry professionals and press people. General game fans can visit TGS2022 from 2:00 p.m. on Sep. 16 (Fri.) and on Public Days of Sep. 17 and 18. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, we set the upper limit of visitors on each Public Day (Sep. 17 and 18.) For this reason, TGS2022 will allow entry of general visitors in addition to business visitors on the afternoon of Sep. 16 (Fri.) for more game fans to enjoy the in-person exhibition. ■ High Attention Gathered for Real Event Bringing Together. Game Industry Professionals and Fans from Japan and Overseas! A total of 605 companies and organizations from 37 countries and regions will exhibit their products and services at TGS2022. Among them, 312 exhibitors(25 participating online) are from Japan, and 293 exhibitors (25 participating online) are from overseas, counting some 1.7 times more participants than the last year’s virtual-only exhibition. Moreover, although the exhibition scale of TGS2022 is cut to some 70% compared to the entirely in-person TGS2019, a more-than-expected number of exhibitors, nearly 90% of the 2019 exhibitors, are participating this year. This year’s theme is “Nothing Stops Gaming.” TGS2022 will keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the ever-progressing game industry through various in-person and online experiences. We welcome journalists to come and cover this great opportunity, where game industry professionals and fans from Japan and abroad are getting together under one roof after a while.
Globe Gamer Grounds Offers Prizes Worth Up to 500,000 PHP
MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Gamer Grounds, an esports platform that connects gamers of all skill levels, is calling out to all gamers to be a part of its growing community through its Raffles Fiesta and Daily Like, Share & Win campaigns with up to 500,000 PHP worth of prizes to be won, including a customized gaming PC and Sony PlayStation 5, among others. Also up for grabs are Ember Points, the platform's currency that can be exchanged for Steam gift cards, in-game currencies across multiple games including Mobile Legends Diamond, PUBG UC, and more. Globe Gamer Grounds Offers Prizes Worth Up to 500,000 PHP Raffles FiestaParticipants are required to sign up at https://bit.ly/GlobeGGRaffleFiesta in order to stand a winning chance from today until 31 October 2022. They will then need to complete a series of simple tasks on the Globe Gamer Grounds official platform to gain entries, and achieve specific milestones to secure any of the Grand Prizes. Prizes are as below: Daily prizes: Up to 7,500 Ember Points (equivalent to 800 PHP) Grand Prizes: Customized Gaming PC Sony PlayStation 5 Gaming Peripherals from Razer Xiaomi Pad 5 Realme Narzo 50 Gcash worth 1,000 PHP Daily Like, Share & WinFor those who have never been lucky when it comes to giveaways, this is the chance. With this daily giveaway campaign, gamers are bound to be one of the lucky ones. All they have to do is: Like and Share the post of the day on Ember Philippines' Facebook page Screenshot your Shared post Share the screenshot on Globe Gamer Grounds' Discord server That's simple. Giveaways begin now until 31 October and two winners will be picked to win 3,000 Ember Points (equivalent to 300 PHP) daily, so hurry. Globe Gamer Grounds is a platform that connects gamers of all skill levels, where they can join exciting events and be rewarded for playing. Just by signing up as a member, gamers can compete with like-minded gamers and participate in tournaments and matches. The platform aims to provide the gaming community accessibility to multiple games with its large offering - from Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, PUBG, Pokemon Unite, to Tekken 7 - while allowing them to connect and interact with each other while honing their skills. That's not all, gamers also have the option to play against their favorite streamers. For more information on Globe Gamer Grounds, visit globegamergrounds.com and follow them on their official channels . About Globe Gamer GroundsGlobe Gamer Grounds is a platform to unite Filipino Gamers regardless of the games or devices they play. Registered users will be able to participate in daily tournaments, influencer challenges among others and be rewarded with Ember Points which can be redeemed into in-game currency, gift vouchers and many more. About Globe TelecomGlobe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines and publicly listed in the PSE with the stock symbol GLO. The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet and managed services. It has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital funding for startups, and virtual healthcare. In 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to implement universal sustainability principles. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow @enjoyglobe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. About Swarmio MediaSwarmio Media (CSE: SWRM; OTC: SWMIF) is a technology company focused on deploying its proprietary end-to-end gaming and esports platform, Ember, which enables telcos to monetize their gaming customers. Swarmio has engaged with several telcos that have launched Ember as an add-on service, allowing subscribers to access tournaments, engage in a localized gaming community, challenge friends and influencers, and earn points that can be used to purchase gaming content. Ember is powered by Swarmio's patented Latency-Optimized Edge Cloud ('LEC') technology, which reduces lag and allows gamers to enjoy an optimized gaming experience.
3WE signs French World Cup winner David Trezeguet as 3WE Brand Ambassador for South East Asia
SINGAPORE, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- 3WE, one of Asia's largest brands within the online gaming industry, secured the appointment of the French World Cup winner and Juventus Legend, David Trezeguet, as the Group's Brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia. David Trezeguet signs with 3WE The agreement grants 3WE the marketing rights to David Trezeguet as Brand Ambassador for the Group's marketing campaigns and advertising platforms, in which he will appear across its major businesses, throughout Southeast Asia. The partnership with David Trezguet underpins 3WE's key values, reflecting its commitment and passion to grow the brand's visibility to become the leading gaming destination for all Asian players. David Trezeguet said: "I'm excited to begin this partnership with 3WE! They share my great passion for football, and I'm looking forward to playing a role in their many plans to promote the brand to new and existing players throughout Asia." Mr. George Koh, General Manager of 3WE, said: "We are delighted to welcome David Trezguet to 3WE; One of the most influential and successful players to compete at the highest level of club football, David is a true sports icon who inspires fans worldwide to strive to reach the ultimate standards of excellence." David will help us engage with our target audience in Southeast Asia and working with him as a brand ambassador is just one of the many exciting, upcoming projects 3WE have planned for the next 18 months!" The agreement is a result of a collaboration between Entourage Sport & Entertainment, who are the commercial agents for David Trezeguet. David Trezeguet was a strong, tenacious, commanding, and physical striker and was known for his "Golden Goal' that won the 2000 Uefa European Championship for France. David's honors list includes 2 French league titles, 2 Seria A titles, and a World Cup with France in 1998. 3WEhttps://3weofficial.com
Save Your Kingdom and Become a Legend in Guardian Tales on the Nintendo Switch
The popular retro-style mobile game is heading to Nintendo Switch on October 4th SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kong Studios is preparing to release its hugely popular mobile RPG Guardian Tales on the Nintendo Switch on October 4th. Since the game's global release in July 2020, Guardian Tales was among the top ten most downloaded games on both the Apple App Store and Google Play due to its solid storyline, charming graphics, and immersive gameplay. Nintendo Switch players will soon be able to embark on this classic, adventure-type RPG to save a kingdom that has been overrun with enemies. Those who want to play the game can pre-register on the Guardian Tales Switch website (gt4switch.com) or apply for pre-orders at Nintendo eShop starting September 14. Kong Studios is preparing to release its hugely popular mobile RPG Guardian Tales on the Nintendo Switch on October 4th. The following Launch Rewards will be available to those who pre-register for Guardian Tales: 100,000 Gold 3,000 Free Gems 100 Free Summons (10 per day) 3 Star Equipment (Fantasy Sword) 2 Star Hero (Aoba) A Rose Knight Costume After starting Guardian Tales for the Nintendo Switch, players can check and obtain rewards in the [Mail] menu when the player logs in during October. In Guardian Tales, a new knight recruit but must quickly jump into action after a surprise attack on Kanterbury Kingdom. They must take on the role of the Chosen One and will need to travel the world to find the other 12 Champions. The player will meet various comrades in the many diverse worlds available to explore in the game. Having comrades at the player's side will be useful in fighting bigger and more evil enemies throughout their quest. Guardian Tales isn't all about the main quest! Players with a knack for customization will be able to decorate their floating castle known as Heavenhold once they have progressed far enough into the game. For players who enjoy social media, there's a feature called FaceBreak. As players go through the stories, certain characters they meet will follow them on social media and post fun and interesting statuses. A full list of features includes: Single Player Story Mode: This is the signature mode of Guardian Tales, where players must solve different puzzles to uncover secrets and fight monsters to clear missions. Guilds: Players can join a Guild with others after progressing through some of the story. There are different events guild members can take part in, like Raids for ranking regards, Meteor Excavation for items, and Guild Conquests, where players fight to win as many rewards as possible. Customizable Floating Castle: Build up your base of operations at Heavenhold. Players can enjoy different foods and entertainment unlocked throughout their playthrough. Hero and Weapon Collection: It's dangerous to go alone! Collect and choose from over 100 different weapons - each with its unique abilities. Puzzle Solving Gameplay: Lift heavy boulders, throw explosive bombs, and sling yourself across obstacles to discover hidden pathways to amazing treasures! Intense PvP and Rankings: Assemble and synergize your best party of three heroes to face others in real-time in combat for glory! Guardian Tales will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for free. About Guardian Tales Guardian Tales has gathered more than one million pre-registered users before the global launch in 2020. Also, it was ranked #3 in revenue and #1 for free downloads, a very promising indicator in the Chinese market when it launched. Guardian Tales quickly became the most downloaded game in both major mobile markets within just two days of its release in Japan. It maintained that status of most downloaded for two weeks straight before quickly surpassing 3-million cumulative downloads within four months of the official launch in Japan. Additionally, the game was ranked #1 in sales in the Google Play Store and #4 in the Apple App Store within the first month of release. The game recently climbed to #3 in sales in the Apple App Store after the "World 10 Chapter" update last January.
The Collective Ace Group Announces Addition of Two New Gaming Studios from Asia and Eastern Europe
GodSpeed Gaming Solutions (GSG) and The Most Games (TMG) studios join The Collective Ace Group (TCAG) BERLIN, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Collective Ace Group ("TCAG" or "the Group"), a one-stop service hub in gaming headquartered in Berlin, has announced the addition of GodSpeed Gaming Solutions (GSG) and The Most Games (TMG) gaming studios. GSG will be adding 100+ people skilled in development, testing, live operations, and game support services to the Group. The company was founded in 2015 and is located in Pune, India. The addition grants TCAG a foothold in the dynamically growing Indian gaming market as well as giving access to talent in the region. TMG on the other hand is a localization and quality assurance (QA) studio that has been on the market for a decade. This Lithuanian incorporated company will be adding a further 65 expert translators, testers and producers to the Groups' capabilities. Parth Das, founder of TCAG, said, "There's a tremendous lack of focus on support functions across the value chain in the gaming industry. Service companies are the unsung heroes and we want to make sure that they receive the growth opportunities they deserve. They will play a central role in our Group. These two additions are a part of the Group's global strategy of investing in the gaming services space in India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central and Eastern Europe." Ranbeer Singh Hora and Druhin Mukherjee, founders of GodSpeed Gaming Solutions, said, "We're very excited to be joining TCAG. We believe in the Group's vision and see it as a great growth opportunity for us. We have been growing steadily over the past several years with clients across several geographies and joining the Group was the next logical step on our growth journey." Mike Bryukhanov, Slava Erofeev and Dmitriy Kurshin founders and owners of The Most Games, said, "We are happy that someone understood the role of service companies and is focused on bringing them forward. We share a similar entrepreneurial mindset as TCAG and are excited about joining the Group. We have already started seeing the synergistic benefits of being part of the Group while keeping our operational independence and are extremely excited to tap into this joint potential together."
PUBG MOBILE Announces Regional Collaboration with Wingstop
PUBG MOBILE's collaboration with Wingstop will take place in Indonesia from 29 August till 31 October 2022, and in Singapore from 14 September till 20 November 2022. PUBG MOBILE players could win flavorful prizes including discount codes. Wingstop guests can claim a free PUBG MOBILE skin reward from every purchase of Wingstop's PUBG MOBILE special edition product. SINGAPORE, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PUBG MOBILE, one of the world's leading battle-royale mobile games, proudly announces a partnership with Wingstop today, a leading multinational restaurant chain first popularized the United States that specializes in cooked-to-order chicken wings that are hand sauced-and-tossed in their iconic and bold flavors. Wingstop is not just a place for wings – Wingstop is a place for flavors unlike any other. With "Winner Winner Wingstop Dinner" as the tagline, the PUBG MOBILE collaboration is set to launch in Indonesia from 29 August through 11 September 2022 and in Singapore from 14 September through 20 November 2022. PUBG MOBILE Announces Regional Collaboration with Wingstop In PUBG MOBILE, players are challenged to win the "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" by becoming the last survivor on the battlefield. Through collaboration with Wingstop, PUBG MOBILE players are not only invited to hunt for chicken dinner in the game, but can also eat chicken dinner, literally, in the real world. "We are thrilled to collaborate with Wingstop, a global restaurant brand that is well loved in Indonesia and Singapore," said Oliver Ye, PUBG MOBILE Southeast Asia Director. "We are committed to providing PUBG MOBILE players with the most exciting and memorable experiences. Through this partnership, we want to reward our players in Indonesia and Singapore with real delicious chicken dinners for their continuous support towards PUBG MOBILE. Simultaneously, we would like to encourage Wingstop fans to join in the fun on PUBG MOBILE." "PUBG MOBILE and Wingstop offer similar digital experiences, both triggering an adrenaline rush that's exciting, bold and full of flavor," said Stacy Peterson, Wingstop's Chief Revenue and Technology Officer. "The collaboration with trending PUBG MOBILE positions our brand at the height of culture and is sure to satisfy the palette of any flavor fan." With this collaboration, PUBG MOBILE players can get discount codes or cash vouchers through the PUBG MOBILE application H5 Event 26 September till 9 October 2022 that can be used at Wingstop restaurants in Singapore. Redemption of cash vouchers is available for online ordering only at www.wingstop.com.sg. To mark the start of the collaboration, Wingstop will also be offering a limited-time PUBG MOBILE x Wingstop Flavor Box bundle. Customers who purchase this limited-time Flavor Box bundle will be rewarded with an epic level PUBG MOBILE skin code. Furthermore, the collaboration will also be enlivened by several renowned content creators and influencers from Indonesia and Singapore. About Wingstop Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, TX, Wingstop Inc. operates and franchises more than 1,800 locations worldwide, 14 of which are in Singapore and 54 restaurants in Indonesia. The Wing Experts are dedicated to Serving the World Flavor through an unparalleled guest experience and use of a best-in-class technology platform, all while offering classic and boneless wings and tenders, always cooked to order and hand sauced-and-tossed in fans' choice of various bold, distinctive flavors. Wingstop's menu also features signature sides including fresh-cut, seasoned fries and freshly made ranch dips. For more information visit www.wingstop.com.sg and follow @wingstopsg on Facebook and Instagram. About PUBG MOBILE PUBG MOBILE comes from PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, the phenomenon that rocked the entertainment world in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a desert island to battle in a winner-take-all battle. Players must find and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles, and supplies, and defeat each player in a visually and tactically rich battlefield that forces players into a shrinking play zone. For more information, please visit the official PUBG MOBILE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Gravity Game Arise "Tokyo Game Show 2022" debut exhibition Announcing 8 featured exhibition titles
Gravity Game Arise Co., Ltd. would like to announce the exhibition titles of their first exhibition at "Tokyo Game Show", during “Tokyo Game Show 2022”, from September 15th (Thursday) to 18th (Sunday), 2022. In addition to 6 indie game titles developed under the Gravity Indie Games brand, we plan to unveil 2 new in-house developed titles. ■Exhibiting title list Indie Titles： ① Relaxing simulation game: “FORESTOPIA” ② Grid based bullethell RPG: “Grid Force Mask of the Goddess” ③ Puzzle action: ”NecroBoy : Path to Evilship” ④ Strategic tactical RPG: “Live By The Sword: Tactics” ⑤ Retro JRPG: “Alterium Shift” ⑥ Coop adventure platformer “River Tails: Stronger Together” First Party Title： ⑦ World crafting RPG: “KAMiBAKO - Mythology of Cube” ⑧ Virtual pet: “With Cuppa”
KAKAO GAMES BRINGS A FRESH SERVER START TO ARCHEAGE: UNCHAINED
Kakao Games and XLGAMES are happy to announce that, after gathering fan feedback, ArcheAge: Unchained will be opening a fresh start server on September 15, which will address community issues with existing long-running servers. To mark the opening, players can also expect a variety of rewards and boosts to ease their relocation. Players who join the new server can expect a boost in XP, alongside an increase in honor points, vocation points, and the loot drop rate. Other new enhancements include an entirely new marketplace, exclusive to the fresh server; allowing players to purchase labor rechargers and other items. Additionally, weekly quests have also been improved and now come with less grind for higher rewards. For anyone who transfers to the previous servers, a set of exclusive rewards will be available, including: a new “Winter Graduate” title, 7 Bound Lucent Serendipity Stones, along with Eternal Grade Infusions and Enhances to help you level up. A ticket is needed to complete the transfer process, and existing players can trade in current honor points when they make the move. On top of these incentives, anyone who registers for the Kakao Games newsletter before September 15 will receive a Billy the Moo pet reward. Looking forward, ArcheAge: Unchained players can expect exciting new additions on the horizon, beginning on September 22. Starting here, a new Guild War Instance known as the Dimensional Boundary Defence Raid will begin, delivering 4 vs. 4 action to players of any level and gear score, provided that your team is comprised of your own guild members. With your allies, you will be tasked with hunting down Dimensional Fragments, and once secured, teams will then gain the ability to invade enemy hunting grounds and wreak havoc. A complete rundown of ArcheAge: Unchained’s Fresh Server Start can be found here. https://archeage.playkakaogames.com/news/1270
Multiplayer First Person Hero Shooter ‘X8’ Coming Soon from VR Game Developer Thirdverse
Thirdverse, Inc. today announced that the first VR game from its US studio, X8, will be a multiplayer tactical first person hero shooter available for purchase this winter. Thirdverse’s US studio consists of industry veterans with more than 20 years creating AAA and cross-platform titles in gaming. On the heels of its recent launch of sword-fighting action game ALTAIR BREAKER, Thirdverse is redefining the 5v5 hero shooter game with interactive heroic abilities in the classic vein of search and destroy style maps and gameplay. In X8, a digital cataclysm has forced a reboot of all contemporary shooters. Heroes from different FPS franchises find themselves crossing paths back to their common ancestor game engine. Players will compete across several maps to restore their source worlds and rebuild their path home. Thirdverse is offering a first look of X8 to visitors of the annual Tokyo Game Show in Tokyo, Japan from September 15-18 at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in both the Thirdverse booth in Hall 5 #5-C14 and the Meta Japan booth in Hall 5 #6-C01.
Online Presentation of the Japan Game Awards 2022 to be Held The Future Division will resume
Japan Game Awards 2022 (JGA2022), organized by Computer Entertainment Supplierʼs Association (CESA; Chairman: Hideki Hayakawa) will hold the online presentation for the 26th Japan Game Awards 2022 by online. It can be viewed for free of charge without pre- registration. “Game of the Year Division” “Game Designers Award” “Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award” Date: 4:00pm to 5:50 pm, Thursday, September 15 (JST) (simultaneous interpretation available) In the Games of the Year Division, which recognizes games that represent the year, the Best Sales Award, Global Awards (Japanese product and foreign product), Awards for Excellence, and the Grand Award that determines the top prize, will be announced. In addition, the Game Designers Award, which is selected by top creators representing Japan from a professional perspective, and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Award, which is presented to people and organizations that have contributed to game industry development, will be announced. “Future Division” Date:10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Sunday, September 18 (JST) (※Japanese language only) The award for the Future Division will resume from 2019! The award is applicable for unreleased titles that were announced and exhibited in both venue and TGS2022 Online site, and votes were collected in three days during the event. After which, through screening by the Japan Game Awards Selection Committee, a title with future prospects was selected. Tokyo Game Show 2022 Official Website: https://tgs.cesa.or.jp/en *You also see each presentation ceremony from the official website. Please select “Contents” then “Official Program.” Then, You will see the channel for “Japan Game Awards” on Sep. 15 and Sep.18 in the timetable.
Popular game MIR4 debuts on HUAWEI AppGallery with exclusive launch promotions and prizes
MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei welcomes the highly anticipated game MIR4 on AppGallery, recently launched with exclusive promotions and attractive prizes as perks for MIR4 players. Delivering its promise to provide the best games to fans and communities, AppGallery adds MIR4 to its ever-growing lineup of high-ranked games with abundant privileges for its users. MIR4 is one of the highly popular free-to-play open-world K-fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) on AppGallery that is full of action. Players can gather, hunt, craft, and join powerful clans to participate in large-scale PVP battles with other players. While playing, gamers can obtain XDRACO, which can be traded through the specially designed trading platform EXD (Exchange By Draco). Game characters that meet the requirements can also be turned into NFTs. From now till 8th September 2022 at 11:59 PM (PHT), all HUAWEI ID users registered in the Philippines that are looking forward to downloading and playing MIR4 are in for a treat. Players will be able to enjoy exclusive promotions and stand a chance to win attractive prizes: MIR4 Download Gift Voucher Benefit: Avid gamers that download MIR4 from AppGallery will receive a generous gift voucher worth up to 1,124PHP. To qualify, users must register a HUAWEI ID, log in to HUAWEI AppGallery and visit the campaign page here. In-app Purchase Rebates: All loyal MIR4 players that make their first in-app purchase will receive a 20% rebate. Moreover, gamers can get additional 10% rebates when making more in-app purchases in MIR4 during the campaign period. Spin the Wheel for more gifts*: On top of that, MIR4 fans who spend a minimum in-app purchase of PHP 160 will get a chance to spin the wheel to win attractive prizes including a HUAWEI Nova 9, HUAWEI Freebuds 4, HUAWEI Bluetooth Speaker (CM510), game gift vouchers from MIR4, and HUAWEI coupons. Dig into an ever-growing selection of games Launched on 25 August 2022, MIR4 joined the extensive selection of games available on HUAWEI AppGallery, including genres such as casual, action, puzzle, sports, strategy, RPG games and more. In addition to enjoying an extensive array of popular games, all hardcore players, fans and gaming communities that use HUAWEI AppGallery have access to a whole series of additional bonuses and privileges that include exclusive discounts, gifts, promotions and lucky draws for a whole virtual gaming experience. HUAWEI AppGallery continues to elevate the gaming experience by continuously adding more popular game titles into its platform. With more than 580 million monthly active users and ranked as the top 3 app marketplaces worldwide, AppGallery will continue to release new and high-quality games and apps onto the platform. Users can now download MIR4 from Huawei AppGallery or Huawei Game Center here. *Users are eligible to spin only once per day. HUAWEI AppGallery AppGallery is the official app market on HUAWEI smartphones, featuring curated apps across a wide range of categories including games, education, lifestyle, and fashion. In addition, AppGallery users get access to a wide range of exclusive giveaways, rebates, coupons and VIP privileges.
ForeVR Games Takes Ultimate Backyard Game Cornhole to VR
Joining Popular Sports Titles ForeVR Bowl and ForeVR Darts, Backyard Favorite Comes to the Metaverse as Family 'Happy Hour' Gets its Game On Now available on Oculus Quest 2, ForeVR Cornhole is available as a one-time purchase of $14.99 USD LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ForeVR Games, the leader in casual virtual reality (VR) gaming founded by Zynga, EA, and Glu veterans, today announced the launch of its third title, ForeVR Cornhole, which brings a new level of creative expression and an immersive VR experience to everybody's favorite backyard game. Joining other family friendly titles, ForeVR Bowl and ForeVR Darts, Cornhole is now available on Oculus Quest 2 for $14.99, complementing the company's growing library of interconnected IRL sports games. "As we bring the best of casual gaming to VR, we knew we had to incorporate cornhole – the world's greatest backyard game," said Marcus Segal, Co-founder and CEO of ForeVR Games. "Even when you're playing in one of our out-of-this-world environments – say, on the moon – our custom physics make the game feel hyper-realistic. It'll bring out the same friendly competition you'll find at a backyard BBQ or tailgate, and everyone – whether that's your grandma or your old college buddy – will find themselves immersed in a world of fun." ForeVR games offer immersive experiences mixed with AAA quality that bring the best of IRL games to VR. As with ForeVR's other hit games, Cornhole lets you celebrate wins with high fives and fist bumps and rock out to your favorite jukebox hits, just like you would in the real world. Features of Cornhole include: Highly Customizable More than 50 unique bags and boards to choose from YouTube-powered jukebox with access to thousands of songs Better than IRL Immersive Environments Five unique halls: California Dreaming, Brooklyn Rooftop, ForeVR 90s Arcade, Cosmic Cornhole, and the VCL Arena Track in-game achievements and stats Tailored Gameplay Single-player, multiplayer, and co-op game modes Challengeable NPC Pros of varying difficulty in each hall 1v1 and 2v2 team battles ForeVR Cornhole is available in 22 languages, and players of all ages and abilities can participate since the game can be played seated or standing supporting single controller play. To learn more about ForeVR Games and stay up-to-date on their latest releases, visit: ForeVRGames.com. About ForeVR Founded by CEO Marcus Segal and CCO Mike Doom in July 2020, ForeVR Games is a global gaming company dedicated to making immersive games and experiences playable by people of all ages and abilities. The 44-strong team at ForeVR is creating category-leading games that bring VR to the masses with next-level social play, offering entertainment for everyone. ForeVR's debut game, ForeVR Bowl, is one of CNET's best Quest 2 games and one of Meta's Best of Quest 2021 in the Family Games and Social Experiences categories. Contact:John VollmerForeVR@vsc.co 415.272.0836
TGS VR 2022 will feature a Giant Dungeon Premier of the "GAME STOPE" where setting for participants to explore the Adventure
The Computer Entertainment Supplierʼs Association (Abbreviated name: CESA; Chairman: Hideki Hayakawa) will be launching the virtual venue TOKYO GAME SHOW VR 2022 (Abbreviated name: TGSVR2022 <URL:https://tgsvr.com/en/>) at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2022 (Abbreviated name: TGS2022) over a four-day period from September 15 (Thursday) to September 18 (Sunday), 2022, JST, following the inaugural virtual event last year. The setting for this yearʼs TGSVR will be “DUNGEON,” where participants can embark on an adventure completely unique to VR, including exploring a vast space and completing hidden quests. TGSVR2022 will offer a new and upgraded experience through a Metaverse that showcases novel production content and features that were unavailable last year. As with last year, anyone can participate in TOKYO GAME SHOW VR 2022 for free by downloading the app from the official TGSVR website from 10:00 AM on September 15 (Thursday), JST on either a VR device or PC. You can participate in the event alone or use the channel feature or voice chat to tour the venue with your friends. As TGS2022 will be taking place at Makuhari Messe during the same period, we hope you will enjoy everything TOKYO GAME SHOW has to offer in both the physical and virtual worlds. - TGSVR2022 will be set in "DUNGEON," whose key visuals are drawn by manga artist Mr. Sumito Owara The setting for this year's TGSVR is "DUNGEON," where participants can tour TGS while embarking on an adventure. It has been designed with the goal of allowing game fans to explore every nook and cranny of the Metaverse space with great excitement. Moreover, the key visuals for "DUNGEON" are drawn by manga artist Mr. Sumito Owara, the author of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, a manga series that had sold over 1.2 million copies in 2022 and whose anime and film adaptions have been a big hit. We have requested Mr. Owara to draw the key visuals with the hope that his illustrations that stir the imagination will be able to fully capture the appeal of "DUNGEON," the setting for this year's event. These key visuals have been created in parallel with the production of the actual VR venue through the incorporation of Mr. Owara's ideas into the design of the pillar and the pit at the center of the dungeon, in particular. - This year's space boasts not only a more expansive area but also greater depth. Embark on an adventure to unravel the mysteries of the "GAME STOPE" that lies beneath Makuhari Messe. The venue for TGSVR2022 is a dungeon that lies beneath Makuhari Messe, where TGS will be held this year. Participants will be instantly greeted by a massive underground space when they take the elevator down from the large hole in the floor of the empty Makuhari Messe. In front of them is the "GAME STOPE," where memories from games have gradually accumulated over a long period of time. Participants of TGSVR2022 will be able to enjoy TOKYO GAME SHOW while looking around the venue and completing quests as players who explore the "GAME STOPE." - Participants can also enjoy TGS as a game through the new quest feature and avatar customization The dungeon of TGSVR2022 is packed with various quests that can be completed by watching videos or taking specific photos. By completing these quests, participants will earn items that they can use to customize their avatars and progress in the storyline. Although many participants were able to freely customize their avatars by changing T-shirts at last year's event, both the UI and the customization feature have been upgraded this year. In addition to equipment items, you can now change your avatar's eye color, skin tone, hairstyle, and wear various 3D items in addition to T-shirts and participate in the event using an avatar that represents you even better. - Popular VTuber Omega Sisters and top VR content creator Nathie are our proud TGSVR2022 official ambassadors To tell how fun TGSVR is with as many people as possible, we have appointed a virtual YouTuber Omega Sisters, who have a wide range of fans including VR users, and Nathie, a popular VR content creator in the West, as official ambassadors of TGSVR2022. Omega Sisters posts videos on YouTube that span a wide range of entertainment content, including content related to VR and games. In addition to sharing their experience as the official ambassador of TGSVR last year, they will also touch on the highlights of this year's event in their videos. Nathie is also a VR YouTuber who covers everything Metaverse worldwide. On his channel, he makes exciting videos of the latest games, VR headsets, and next level haptic technology. He loves sharing TGSVR2022 with his international fan base by diving into it with Virtual Reality. Please keep an eye out for more information from our ambassadors.