|Connected Games offer gamers a more engaged and pervasive experience and game creators new avenues to monetise their intellectual property.
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has issued two Requests for Information (RFIs), one for a Connected Games Delivery Infrastructure and the other for Connected Games Rapid Development Platforms in Singapore.
As part of Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015), a 10-year infocomm masterplan launched in June 2006, one of IDA's goals is to establish Singapore as a digital media and entertainment capital offering innovative content, services and technologies to the world. The key recommendations to achieve this goal include providing technologies, platforms, and infrastructure for media and entertainment companies to process, manage and distribute DME content and services, and to create content and services.
"The Digital Media and Entertainment industry is at the brink of a revolution as a result of infocomm technologies," said Thomas Lim, Cluster Director, Education, Learning, Digital Media & Entertainment Cluster. "This is transforming the production, processing and distribution of content and services, and this is clearly evident in the digital games space. Connected Games offer gamers a more engaged and pervasive experience and game creators new avenues to monetise their intellectual property."
Towards this objective, IDA proposes:
- Establishing a Connected Games Delivery Infrastructure in Singapore. This would "level-up" Singapore's capabilities in delivering and distributing Connected Games content and services to the region across platforms, including online, mobile, console, and handheld, and
- Establishing Connected Games Rapid Development Platforms in Singapore. The aim is to accelerate the development of Connected Games by making available platforms that provide access to technologies and resources for the game development and publishing community.
IDA would like to invite prospective industry players to submit information and concept proposals for either or both RFIs. IDA would especially invite game publishers, distributors, online game service operators, and infocomm service providers to submit for the CGDI RFI, and game developers, technology providers, and platform operators, to submit for the RDP RFI. Both RFI submissions close on 31 August 2007.
All enquiries regarding the CGDI and RDP requests should be sent to IDA_CGDI@ida.gov.sg and IDA_RDP@ida.gov.sg, respectively.