HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – December 16, 2021 – Three mobile games developed by Cyberport start-ups, “Gate of Mobius” by Elf Limited player company, “Tiny Fantasy: Epic Action Adventure RPG game” by Minilimited dragon, and “Working Hero 2: Clash of Legends” by A dd Limited mission workshop, received the Best Indies of the Year award from Google Play Hong Kong. In addition, “Gate of Mobius” and “Tiny Fantasy: Epic Action Adventure RPG game” won the Best India of the Year award from Google Play Taiwan.
Three mobile games developed by Cyberport start-ups, “Gate of Mobius” by Goblin Gamer Company Limited, “Tiny Fantasy: Epic Action Adventure RPG game” by Minidragon Limited and “Working Hero 2: Clash of Legends” by Add Mission Workshop Limited, received the Best Indies of the Year award from Google Play Hong Kong.
Google Play announces its “Best of the Year” list based on market feedback to reveal the best apps and games in different regions each year. In addition to its “Game of the Year” award, Google Play awarded the “Best Indie Games of the Year” award for popular games made by independent game developers. Winning games are placed at the top of Google Play’s “Best of 2021” list and recommended to Google users.
Eric Chan, Head of the Cyberport Public Mission, said, “Mobile gaming is an important part of the digital entertainment industry with enormous market potential. Market research firm Newzoo has estimated that the global mobile gaming market will reach US $ 90.7 billion this year and reach US $ 116.4 billion in 2024. Three cyberports start Mobile games-ups are on the rewards list from Google Play, the leading digital mobile application distribution platform, which is a big boost to our digital entertainment and esports community. This proves that their games are well received by the market, and that they also have the potential to expand in overseas markets, Cyberport will continue to help local game developers seize market opportunities and grow their businesses through the program. incubation of Cyberport and a vast network of businesses, therefore relevant employment and business opportunities will be created for our young people. “
Independent game developers: innovation is the solution to competition
“Gate of Mobius” is a Real-time Online Shooter with Multiple Players and Different Languages including Chinese and English designed by Goblin Gamer Company Limited. The game is inspired by classic fairy tales such as Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, and is rendered in watercolor with a delicate painting style. It is successfully attracting players from local and global markets such as Brazil, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States, with cumulative downloads reaching over 600,000. Ken Chan, Director of Goblin Gamer Company Limited, said, “As independent game developers have limited human resources, only a few companies in Hong Kong can introduce multiplayer online games. This award recognizes our efforts and also improves the reputation of our company, which will help us more easily reach investors for game development. . We also plan to launch VR shooters in the growing VR game market. “
Released in February of this year, the “Tiny Fantasy: Epic Action Adventure RPG game”, designed by Minidragon Limited, is a hack-and-slash game that targeted the markets of Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and from Taiwan. The game has been downloaded over 500,000 times. Hank Choi, co-founder of Minidragon Limited, said, “Small game companies have limited funds, so innovation is the solution to competition. Our game incorporates the traditional computer game element of a large number of enemies into mobile games, allowing players feel the thrill of fighting against groups of enemies anytime and anywhere, and this has attracted many players. “
Hong Kong games successfully enter overseas markets
Following the success of the first episode, the start-up Cyberport Add a limited mission workshop and Gamemiracle have co-launched the incubation game “Working Hero 2: Clash of Legends”. With 1980s Hong Kong as a backdrop and a Hong Kong comic book and ink painting style, players transform into martial arts heroes with the appearance of ordinary laborers. Silver Li, Game Producer at Add Mission Workshop Limited, said, “Our game is popular in the local market, while 50% of the players are from Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. In the early stages of game development, game start-ups face challenges such as limited income. Cyberport’s incubation program provides ups with funding and free office support, so they can focus on developing great games. In addition, industry exchange meetings are held from time to time, which helps stimulate creativity and promote mutual support within the community.
There are approximately 150 digital entertainment and esports start-ups in the Cyberport community, spanning game development, esports technology applications, game publishing, and competitive platforms. Cyberport supports start-ups through the “Cyberport Incubation Program”, “Esports Industry Facilitation Scheme” and “Esports Internship Scheme”, and organizes different types of events, such as the annual flagship “Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum” is held successfully last week, to promote the development and trade of the industry.
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with around 800 start-ups and tech companies on site. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, wholly owned by the government of Hong Kong SAR. With a vision of being the hub of digital technology, thus creating a new economic engine for Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing a dynamic technological ecosystem by cultivating talent, promoting entrepreneurship among young people, supporting start-ups, by promoting the development of the industry by promoting strategies of collaboration with local and international partners and integration of new and traditional economies by accelerating digital transformation in the public and private sectors.
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