The French Embassy in Indonesia, represented by the French Institute of Indonesia (IFI), and the Indonesian Games Association (AGI) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in the gaming industry. game in Jakarta.The two countries will organize various collaborative activities to promote the industry as well as to exchange talent and information on the gaming industry ecosystem, including on regulations, market data and operators.
“The gaming industry is a leading sector in France. [France] is also one of the countries which has a dynamic ecosystem of the gaming industry ”, declared in a statement Stéphane Dovert, director of the IFI and advisor for the cooperation of the French embassy in Indonesia.
Dovert added that there were some 300 companies employing more than 5,000 people with a budget allocation of over 500 million euros (US $ 588,842,500) per year for the production, research and development of the industry.
President of the Indonesian Gaming Association (AGI) Cipto Adiguno (left) and director of the French Institute of Indonesia (IFI) and advisor for cooperation of the French Embassy in Indonesia Stéphane Dovert (right) during of a memorandum of understanding on October 16, 2020 at IFI Thamrin, Central Jakarta. (French Institute of Indonesia / File)
“Made in France” games, particularly popular in Indonesia Assassin’s Creed, Far cry, Prince of Persia and Gameloft.
France currently has 35 game schools and 42 game and animation studios. The latter includes Ubisoft which created Assassin’s Creed and Arkane Studios, which produced Dishonored.
Cipto Adiguno, Chairman of AGI, said Indonesia has great talents in the industry. However, those who had international standards and experienced mentors to create games on a global scale were rare. “The quality of a game depends on the quality of the talents [behind it]Cipto said. “Improving the quality and increasing the number of talents through training and professional experience are essential for developing the gaming industry in Indonesia.”
AGI plans to organize an online seminar to which it will invite French game developers and facilitate meetings between associations, communities, government and stakeholders from both countries. It also plans to send delegations to the annual Paris Game Week and visit gaming industry centers in various cities across France, once the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. (wir / wng)
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