Friday, November 30, 2012

Cultural & creative industry in Taiwan: Bang Bu Bu to vary a new competition in convenience store marketing in Taiwan

New competition, New milestone.

Khan Entertainment, a senior company in cultural and creative industry in Taiwan, officially announced that a new convenience store marketing strategy will be made and varied as their best hit puppet drama series "Bang Bu Bu Puppet Drama" in Taiwan on road in their new strategic partner FamilyMart Taiwan next Wednesday (December 5th) in Taipei Time (GMT+8).

As of convenience store marketing in cultural and creative industry in recent years in Taiwan, estimate four main puppet drama series were on road in Taiwan's convenience stores since "Pili Prestige: Legend of the Dragon Blade" by Pili International was promoted to FamilyMart in September 2009.

Friday, November 23, 2012

2012 Konami Arcade Championship: Glancing arcade cultures in Taiwan

The Asian Final of the 2012 Konami Arcade Championship initialed in Taiwan.
2012 Konami Arcade Championship, a major annual arcade event by Konami Asia, started its Grand Finals for all music game divisions today until this Sunday in Taipei Time (GMT+8). Different from recent years, Konami Asia chose Taipei, Taiwan as its location of Asian Final based on players' performances in some past years and arcade event maturities in Taiwan including "REFLEC BEAT Taiwan Grand Prix" by Saint-Fun, "Jubeat Taiwan Championship" by Sume Corporation.
"REFLEC BEAT Taiwan Grand Prix", one of a famous arcade music game event in Taiwan. (Reference Photo in Summer 2012)
The alternation of generations for arcade music games in Taiwan varied evidently especially from several promotional events, trade shows, and music and entertainment industry in Eastern Asia. To construct bright image of arcade music games to the public, some local agencies in Taiwan also held several promotional events to motivate the public especially light players interacting with game by enjoying music rhythms and correctly acknowledging trends of popular music.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Music, game, and multimedia artworks gathered at the 2012 Taipei Digital Art Festival

Digital content industry shining in Taiwan! Gathering essentials of digital content industry in Asia, Europe, and Taiwan, The 7th 2012 Taipei Digital Art Festival showcases variations from gaming, music,  to multimedia applications and achievements of digital content industry in Taiwan.

This event is themed to "Artificial Nature" as of variations and realms from actual to virtual crossed into the digital content industry including gaming, music, entertainment, multimedia, and art.
The artwork "Play Your Dream" encourages the visitor finding the secret of variations in a crystal bottle set.
Thinking differences from music and entertainment. ION Audio showcases several popular product lines for iOS solutions including "iCade" (with its mobile version), iDJ 2Go, and ION Jukebox.
Popular ION products for iOS users in the 2012 Taipei Digital Arts Festival.
In the corridor of "The Art of Video Games", popular game series, classic gaming consoles, and recent hit games witnessed the greatest moment of gaming industry in the world. Several popular game series are also showcased in this special corridor including "Three Kingdom's Series" by Koei Tecmo, "Tekken" and "Taiko no Tatsujin" series by Bandai Namco. Besides of popular games, several classic gaming consoles and magazines are also showcased there.
Classic games and popular portable gaming console "PlayStation Portable".
2012 Digital Art Festival Taipei - General Information
  • Organizer: Taipei City Government
  • Operator: Cultural Bureau of Taipei City Government, Digital Art Foundation (R.O.C)
  • Curator: Digital Art Center, Taipei
  • Venue: Song-shan Cultural and Creative Park
  • Date and Time: November 16th to 25th, 2012.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Academical units showcases creative prototypes at the 2012 Taiwan 4C Digital Design Awards

To encourage the public and academical units interact with digital content industry, the Industrial Development Bureau of Ministry of Economic Affairs (R.O.C) held "4C Digital Design Awards" for students to showcase their creative ideas on ACG prototypes.

'The "4C Digital Design Awards", one of the "Digital Content Awards" by Ministry of Economic Affairs, exclusively made for the creative workers and academical units, has been successfully held more than a decade since 2002 and in Taiwan. This annual event also build its notability on building an interactive platform between the industry, academical units, and the public.

'I'm glad that the public and more and more academical units submitted creative works close to international-standard performances. Although all the participated entities are prototypes, I hope all the participants can improve your creations whether you get your ideal awards or not,' commented by Jong-chin Shen, Director General of the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB).

The organizer derived six divisions in this event including Animation Division, Animation Manuscript Division, PC Game Division, Mobile Game Division, Game Proposal Division, and Creative Application Division. It attracted more than one thousand people submitting 432 entities. Estimate 117 entities were enrolled into the final decision.

About 42 entities are awarded by the officials, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology is awarded with "Best Teamwork Award" and "Best Team Performance Award" by submitting the most quantity of entities and winning the most quantity of awards.

Monday, November 5, 2012

2012 Shin-Kong Songwriting Contest recap: Dreaming the positive future with creativity

"Shin-Kong Songwriting Contest", an indie music contest by Shin-Kong Group in Taiwan, celebrated its decade last month in Taipei, Taiwan. It attracted 69 entries to join this competition, about 20 units were nominated to the Grand Final.

To encourage positive outlook in the public, the organizer themed its contest with "dream" and "future" this year.
The Girl's Mood Band styled Taiwanese-POP performance.
GUTS Band, a powerful and potential indie band in Taiwan.
According to the officials, this event was formerly focused on band teamwork, after re-designations, the organizer decided to aim its focus on creative songwriting. Therefore, Shin-Kong Group changed formations on music contests with songwriting contest since 2011.

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