The following is an edited press release from Taipei Game Show:
The Taipei Game Show 2016 is expected to reach more than 500,000 public visits and 3,000 trade visitors. As of today, the event has attracted more than 130 game companies and teams from 24 countries signing up for the B2B zone, and Taipei Game Show 2016 exhibit registration closes October 30, 2015.
Taipei Game Show is based in Taiwan, a small island that is both promising in its domestic market and crucial to the Asia-Pacific game industry. With its high smartphone penetration rate and annual disposable income, game revenue in Taiwan is growing. According to NewZoo, Taiwan is the top 4 Asian country by game revenue in 2015. In Google Play alone, Taiwan ranks top 4 in global mobile game revenue.
Taiwan has strong cultural connection to China and Japan and is relatively more open to different styles and platforms of games. Research by MIC Institute shows that mobile, PC and console games each has 70 percent, 54 percent and 47 percent support, respectively, from Taiwanese gamers. Thus, it is the best gateway or testing market to other Asia-Pacific regions.
From previous success, Taipei Game Show has proven to be the spotlight of the Asia-Pacific game market. More than 1,300 buyers from over 20 countries, including China and Japan, joined Taipei Game Show 2015, which led to 3,000 business-matching meetings in two days. Since the announcement for registration in late July 2015, more than 130 companies and indie game developers from France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, the United States and more have registered for the B2B zone at Taipei Game Show 2016. From the popularity of B2B zone registration, the organizer, Taipei Computer Association, expects the B2B zone to double in size compared with previous shows.
Taipei Game Show 2016 is not only an international exhibit for gamers to experience innovative products, but also a great platform for business, networking and exchanging experiences in the game industry. With limited time and spots left, application for exhibiting should be submitted before the deadline is met by the end of October.
The Taipei Game Show 2016 takes place January 28, 2016, to February 2, 2016, in Taipei City, Taiwan.