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New experimental design facility PIXEL Studios opens in Singapore to support the next generation of devs

Offering space and mentoring to game developers

New experimental design facility PIXEL Studios opens in Singapore to support the next generation of devs

Infocom Media Development Authority (IMDA) has opened a new facility in Singapore called PIXEL Studios to support the next generation of developers.

Standing for Promising Innovations and Experimental Learning, the facility will provide workspaces, tools and resources for content creation across all of digital media, from film to games.

17 game studios are expected to take up residence in PIXEL in January 2017. They will be given access to a 40% bigger physical space than previously available at the Game Solution Centre.

IMDA will also be offering studios mentoring and networking events to help them grow their businesses. Accelerator programmes are also expected to be established in the space.

Help from the big boys

Samsung is backing the new location by supplying it with Gear VRs for developers to use. It will also be offering expert training programmes to teach developers about the tech.

"Virtual reality is charting a new frontier in mobile innovation and the Samsung Gear VR transports users into a new realm with the truly immersive experience it offers," said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

"There is growing demand for quality VR content and we hope collaborations like the one between IMDA and PIXEL Studios will spur the creative community to develop outstanding VR content to drive VR adoption in Singapore."


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