Southeast Asian Universities Win at Tencent Game Creation Challenge


Singapore and Indonesia teams perform strong at Green Game Jam for Youth

SINGAPORE, November 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – South East Asia (SEA) performed strongly in a global online competition hosted by Tencent, via TiMi Studio Group (TiMi) and Tencent Games Institute.

Out of 11 winning teams, student teams from Indonesia and Singapore walked away with a Bronze Award and a Honorary Award respectively. Overall, “Green Game Jam for Youth” received submissions from over 200 students and varsity teams around the world.

As an important contribution to the Playing for the Planet Alliance (P4P) global effort, supported by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Green Game Jam for Youth challenge asked participating teams to submit games they had developed., with elements focused on the environment.

Representative of the Teknologi Bandung Institute (ITB), the BlueCat team of Indonesia created a mobile game named “Fishing at the clogged sink” which focuses on raise awareness of the importance of reducing waste while promoting recycling.

“We hope to further educate communities on ocean conservation awareness and waste reduction. This competition has allowed us to cultivate our skills for a good cause and has been a great learning experience for us as a visual communication design students in the game design field, ”said Nasrullah, team leader for the BlueCat team.

Nasrullah added, “We are really grateful for this opportunity. Throughout the competition, we had the opportunity to receive advice from our teacher, Dr Alvanov Zpalanzani Mansoor, Rahma Utami as well as mentors from TiMi and UNEP.

Team Traveler, an individual participant of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore created a game that aims to inspire and raise awareness of pressing issues related to climate change. The game is aimed at young people today to encourage them to take action. “I decided to use virtual reality (VR) technology for my original game, Traveler VR, to transport players to virtual worlds. In these immersive worlds, they can travel to places suffering from climatic disasters and witness to the effects of climate change authentically, “said the lead developer Zhen Wei Lee. “I believe we all have a role to play in promoting climate awareness and encouraging climate action.”

“Young people are the next generation of game makers, and also the industry game changers with their imaginations and creativity. ” noted Colin Yao, vice-president of Tencent and president of TiMi Studio Group. “Games, as the ninth art form, can change people’s perspectives through interactive gameplay and immersive simulation,” and thus promote social value. That’s why we always find ways encourage young people to contribute through their creativity.

Proposals have gone through a rigorous review process to global standards. The 11 winning teams sharea pot of 21,500 USD in total and each team member will be awarded a certificate. Bronze Award winning BlueCat team wins 1000 USD while Team Traveler brings home 500 USD for its honorary award.

In addition to the two winning teams rSEA representative, three other teams reached the final round and received tokens of appreciation and certificates of participation. This includes the Indonesian team Wolf Pack who represented Universitas Indonesia (UI) and designed a game that depicts the story of a last sacred forest in a post-apocalyptic world where players help restore the forest. Two teams of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore were also preselected for the final round. Team 200 Success has created an original game called Seastoration Tower, which aims to raise awareness about marine wildlife conservation. Another finalist, Ahkshara Sankar created Forest warrior, a game that addresses the issue of deforestation.

To learn more about Green Game Jam for Youth, visit the official TiMi Studios website at https://www.timistudios.com/green-game-jam-for-youth/.

On Tencent

Tencent is a leading internet and technology company that develops innovative products and services to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Founded in 1998 with its headquarters in Shenzhen, china, Tencent’s guiding principle is to use technology for good. Our communications and social services connect over a billion people around the world, helping them stay in touch with friends and family, access transportation, pay for daily necessities, and even be entertained.

Tencent Also publishes some of the world’s most popular video games and other high-quality digital content, enriching interactive entertainment experiences for people around the world. Tencent also offers a range of services such as cloud computing, advertising, FinTech and other business services to support the digital transformation and business growth of our clients.

Tencent was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 2004.

About the TiMi Studio group

TiMi Studio Group, subsidiary of Tencent Games, is a leading global video game development and operations team based in Shenzhen, china, with offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Montreal, Shanghai and Chengdu. TiMi strives to create high quality, high fidelity and highly accessible games in a wide variety of genres. Founded in 2008, TiMi has developed a series of successful titles including Honor of Kings, Speed ​​Drifters, Saint Seiya: Awakening, CrossFire: Legends, Call of Duty: Mobile and, most recently, Pokémon UNITE, the first game of strategic Pokémon team combat. To learn more about TiMi, follow @timistudios on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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