Diamond Sponsor

AMD

About AMD
For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD)website,blog, andFacebook andTwitter pages.

Gold Sponsor

Amazon Web Services

In 2006, Amazon Web Services LLC (“AWS”), an Amazon.com company, officially began offering developer customers access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform. Today, AWS is a comprehensive cloud services platform, offering compute power, storage, content delivery, and other functionality that enables businesses to cost-effectively deploy applications and services with greater flexibility, scalability, and reliability.

Learn more about Cloud Computing: http://aws.amazon.com/tw/what-is-cloud-computing/

HTC VIVE

HTC Vive™ is the new virtual reality (VR) product that has set the standard for the industry to follow.
In close collaboration with our strategic partner, Valve®, HTC has delivered the most complete, most immersive virtual reality system in the HTC Vive™, and the only consumer virtual reality system on the market that enables room-scale motion with precision tracking, enabling users to experience virtual reality using their visual, aural and physical senses.
Since announcing HTC Vive™, HTC and Valve® have worked with thousands of developers and partners to create VR content across a wide spectrum of sectors, from gaming and entertainment to health, automotive, retail and education. Vive® partners are showcasing VR applications around the world, demonstrating the potential of a world without limits on the imagination.

Google Play

Google Play is the world’s largest software entertainment platform, bringing the magic of Google to apps, games, and entertainment.

Coconut Island Games

Coconut Island Games (www.coconutisland.games) is a leading indie game developer and publisher in China. We’ve introduced Naughty Kitties, Haywire Hospital, Detention and Home Behind to over 20 million gamers all over the world.
Our goal is to create innovative and fun games. Most of our members have worked for years at big companies in game industry like Konami and Ubisoft. We are using our professional experience to make best games that we like and want to play ourselves.
We also build the biggest indie game developer community in China.

CiGA

CiGA (China Indie Game Alliance), founded in 2015, is the largest and most influential independent games development network in China.
CiGA organizes and operates the largest indie game events in China, all year round.
CiGA Forum: a monthly game industry networking and meet-up events in different cities.
Indie Arcade: a seasonal showcase that helps bring indie developers and their games directly to the players.
CiGA Game Jam: Bi-annual game jams held across 8-10 cities across China at the same time.
IndiePlay China Awards: an annual indie game award (submission begins every March).
WePlay Games Expo: includes industry networking, conference, awards ceremony and B2C expo.

CIGA has strong established networks that help and support indie developers in China, covering their financial, developmental, publishing, promotional, and communication needs.
In 2017, CIGA plans to enhance its international connections to better help Chinese indie developers reach broader audiences around the world.
CIGA would like to be your partner as you explore the massive and complex Chinese games market.

Silver Sponsor

CloudMile

Founded in 2016, CloudMile is a Taiwan-based B2B cloud services provider that helps companies leverage the power of data through machine learning algorithms and big data analytics technologies. CloudMile is Google strategic partner and sole cloud company that runs business 100% based on Google Cloud in Asia.
We provide all Google cloud tools, features, and service to gaming developers. CloudMile helps gaming developers setting a friendly environment and process for deploying their gaming service, accelerating the ability of photo computing, and scaling VMs automatically.
CloudMile rapidly expanding its operations across Asia, the company currently provides cloud consulting services and developing support to Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

Rayark Games

Rayark Games is an indie game developer from Taiwan, which stands on the spiritual belief of “Creating games we have deep appreciation for, at the same time with Rayark’s existence, also be the game changing factor that will make a difference in this world”. Since 2012, we’ve accumulated over 60 million collective game downloads with the release of “Cytus”, “DEEMO”, “Mandora”, “Implosion”, and “VOEZ”.
Rayark. A brand devoted to the creation of games, whom is also dedicated with bringing original IPs’ to life by various means of entertainment: RayarkCon live music event, DEEMO light novel, Implosion animated film, and even transforming virtual spaces into the interactive store known as Rayark Concept.
Every song, every game, every IP has its own significant meaning to every heart it touches and every soul it inspires. We continue to tap into the unlimited potential of our games, so more people may see the different colorful sides of Rayark that has yet to be discovered.

Akatsuki Inc.

Akatsuki Inc. provides mobile social game services. It was founded in 2010 and are located in Tokyo and Taipei.
We believe in the power of games that make our world a happier place.

Akatsuki may not be the kind of company people usually imagine when they think of a company. Akatsuki was born in 2010 in a room in an apartment, with the concept of “bringing a new dawn to the world”. We were set on “changing the world with new products and new values, becoming a great company that will last over 100 years.”

We don’t think of “greatness” as selling a lot of products, or having a lot of employees. But rather, as having a team philosophy. Gathering team members who are seriously about changing the world. Not running from difficulties, but facing them.

Winking Entertainment

Winking Entertainment has been at the helm of RPG storytelling for over a decade in Asia. From the groundbreaking and still-beloved Heroine Anthem RPG series to our latest foray into VR gaming, we have always believed that well-developed characters, visually stunning artwork and lovingly crafted worlds are the linchpins of a good game narrative. Our goal is to create fantastic worlds and compelling interpersonal stories that resonate with players and fans.
Winking also publishes games globally, especially for great China region, in addition to providing outsourcing service.

Youhu Technologies

Youhu Technologies was founded on the purpose of exploring innovation of technical consulting in game industry.
The first product, UWA, is kind of SaaS for developers to analyze and optimize potential performance issues. UWA can help developers to find performance bottlenecks in projects at runtime.
Meanwhile, UWA provides solutions on how to solve problems and how to improve fluency App runs. So far, there are more than 5000 evaluation reports in the past 16 months in UWA website.
“Make it simple” is UWA slogan, we will provide professional & trusted products and service for developers.

JUMBO

Archilife Research Foundation

ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,385 awards in 2016 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2016 was approximately US$14 billion.

Xiang Shang Group

Since its founding in 2009, XSG has deepened its roots in Taiwan while setting its vision across the world.
From the company’s Taichung headquarters and Taipei office,
the scope of its operations cover areas including gaming machines, LAN games,
API integration, mobile games, and the latest VR games.
XSG’s business strategy involves value creation, balancing of interests, as well as sustainable growth,
and the company strives to foster a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of solutions for its customers.

To become an extraordinary company, possessing the power to inspire change.

XSG’s core competency lies in gaming innovation, research, and development,
and alongside the advent of new technology, it hopes to utilize inventive approaches
to continuously create novel and original recreational games.
At the same time, the company looks to further refine its R&D and cross-platform technology,
setting the conditions for sustainable operations.

Bronze Sponsor

Gamesofa Inc.

Since 2005, Gamesofa Inc. has built a reputation as one of Taiwan’s premier web and mobile developers by creating fun and engaging multiplayer games that take just 5 minutes to play.

USERJOY

USERJOY was established in 1995, and is now one of Taiwan’s top leading game development companies, with excellent R & D and operations team.
Besides, our self-developed games were over one hundred models and content crossing from PC Game, Online Game, Web Game, Mobile Game, and Casual Games. We also have created a variety of globally popular IP such as the “Kingdom Heroes “, “The Twin Heroes”, “Fantasia Sango”, “Angel Love “, “Beauty Mahjong”, and “Let’s Vegas Casino “. The authorized areas of our games were throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Europe the United States, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey and many other countries. Till now, Userjoy owns more than 4.5 million memberships, and players with a breakthrough of 10 million players worldwide.

In the future, Userjoy will continue to focus on innovation and development of games, to bring more joy and fun for the world.

Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped over 10 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that includes the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal, www.wargaming.net

BlueStacks

BlueStacks bridges the worlds of Mobile and PC gaming to help developers connect with 75MM+ core gamers playing mobile games on their PC every day. With key features like BlueStacks TV and Streaming, MOBA mode, eSports Tournaments and Intelligent Keymappings, BlueStacks gives core gamers the tools needed to Play Bigger.

Cooperation

Taichung Indies Meet Up

KIMU

Media

www.gamer.com.tw

Mofang Inc

QooApp

VRR

Co-organizer

IGDA Taiwan

Institute for Information Industry

Where We Started
In the early 1970s, Taiwan faced crucial challenges arising from global energy crisis and trade protectionism implemented by industrial countries. It thus became top priority of the government to come up with policies on industrial and economic development so as to transform the traditional industrial model into the technology-intensive industrial model and to increase Taiwan’s competitiveness.

On 17th May 1979, Executive Yuan passed the “Proposal on Science and Technology Development” in its 1663 Grand Meeting, resolving to incorporate a non-governmental organization— “Institute for Information Industry” (“III”) through the joint efforts of public and private sectors. Later on 24th July, with persistent efforts from past Senior Advisor to the Presidency, Mr. Kuo-Ting Li, III was established so as to “promote effective application of information technology, increase national comprehensive competitiveness, create preconditions and environment for information industry to develop, and to strengthen the competitiveness of information industry.”

In recent 40 years, III has taken part in planning and promoting public policies related to information industry. It has contributed to the pioneer research and development in information and communication technology, the deepening and broadening of information applications,the training and education of talents in this field and the participation in building infrastructure for national information technology. III’s achievements have been widely recognized.

Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government

StartUP@Taipei is Taipei’s dynamic entrepreneurship platform that helps innovative entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams and covers comprehensive subsidies and incentives for innovative entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business, research and development and investment.

For more information please refer to the following website: Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government (http://english.doed.gov.taipei/), StartUP@Taipei (https://www.startup.taipei/) and Subsidies & Incentives for Taipei Industry (https://www.industry-incentive.taipei/index_en.aspx).

IGDSHARE

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) is to actively engage in research on domestic and foreign economics and industrial economics. Its Department of Industrial Development strives to formulate optimal alternatives to the government in key trends, promotion of emerging industries and implementation of the industrial policy from an objective perspective. For more information please refer to the following website: TIER(https://www.startup.taipei/)

Students Game Dream

DIYGames

Taiwan Game Cooperation Development Association

Organizer

TGDF Committee