With export orders from various game companies in a recently held conference in Sweden, the Department of Trade Industry (DTI) is confident that the Philippines is setting itself up to be in a “strong position” in the video game development industry.

While boldly claimed, Trade Assistant Secretary Glenn G. Peñaranda said that the notion is plausible if there are “sustained initiatives” to foster and advocate for the country’s game development capabilities on the global stage.

After making a presence at the Nordic Game 2023 conference that took place in Malmö, Sweden on May 23-26, five Philippine game developers signed a deal worth $1.67 million and produced 71 trade leads concordant to 26 business-to-business meetings in the event.

As organized by the DTI’s Export Marketing Bureau, the Game Developers Association of the Philippines, and the International Trade Center (ITC), the Nordic Game 2023 was attended by Taktyl Studios, Seaversity, Inc., Mata Technologies, Inc., Neun Farben Corp., and GameOps, Inc.

In addition, under the funding of the European Union, the participants were also backed by the ARISE Plus Philippines project.

With the recent conclusion of the Swedish conference, preparations are on their way for the up-and-coming Game 2023, which will take place in Cologne, Germany in August.

To cultivate the country’s inclusive economic growth as well as alleviate poverty through enhanced international trade, the EU-funded, 4-year project, ARISE Plus Philippines, was kickstarted on March 1, 2021.

The ITC, meanwhile, is tasked with providing Philippine firms with training concerning export marketing and building a network with European and non-European markets.

Via: Business World

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