1 December 2017
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between games industry representatives from Victoria and Karnataka, India has opened a door to future collaboration and partnership.
The agreement was signed by Tony Reed of the Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) and Biren Ghose of ABAI, Karnataka’s trade association for Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects and Comics (AGVC).
The official ceremony took place at the AGVC B2B Summit in Bengalaru last week, with representatives from Victorian game companies League of Geeks and Mighty Serious in attendance.
Aiming to build ties between the Australian and Indian game development communities, the MoU signals a joint interest in exchange programs, co-production and co-development opportunities. ABAI is seeking to learn from GDAA experience in establishing The Arcade, Melbourne’s independent game development hub, while the GDAA will follow ABAI’s plans to establish an industry centre of excellence.
The games industry MoU emerged out of discussions between the Victorian Government and the Government of Karnataka aimed at collaborating more broadly across the sector, with further outcomes and collaboration expected in future.