Creative Multimedia Cluster
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) said there will be more incentives and grants available for its 9th MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) competition, kicked off on Aug 1 and ends Sept 30.
After spending the bulk of its efforts and time growing the animation, film and TV sectors of the creative multimedia industry, MDeC will now be focusing on driving the games and digital comics sector.
The private sector needs to play a bigger role in growing the country’s creative multimedia industry, urged Malaysia’s national ICT custodian, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
More than 34 local game developers and tertiary students participated in the CGM Game Jam 2013, an international game prototype development competition that was held from Dec 14-15 in Kuala Lumpur, said its organiser Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd.
While total revenues, jobs creation and exports were up, there was a slowdown in some areas of MSC Malaysia, but national ICT custodian MDeC was sanguine, saying quality mattered more than quantity.
The inaugural Asian Animation Summit (AAS) has kicked off at Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, showcasing some of Asia’s strongest and most commercially viable animation projects.
Asked if he thought 2011 was an inflection year for MSC Malaysia companies in terms of their overall revenue performance, Datuk Badlisham Ghazalie, chief executive officer of Multimedia Development Corporation, thought hard for a good five seconds and answered with a firm, “No. The best is yet to come.” That may be so, but there are challenges too.
A key strategy for MDeC pushing forward is the stacking strategy that it has begun employing for its MSC companies, in which one large company takes the lead and works with a number of smaller companies that have complementary solutions that address the customer’s needs. This approach creates a stronger value proposition for customers too.
Networking and communications specialist Alcatel-Lucent Malaysia has launched an app development contest to encourage the creation of more local content on the Internet. The clumsily-titled “Geek-the-Genius” contest, which runs from April 27 to July 20, would require participants to develop educational Facebook applications suitable for children between five and 12 years of age.