Shanghai, July 31, 2010 –Virtuos’ leadership team gave presentations at three major industry conferences this month.
China Game Outsourcing Conference
On July 31st, Virtuos Animation Director Zhang Yi Min and Virtuos Production Director Pan Feng spoke on the direction of animation in China, at the first ever China Game Outsourcing Conference (CGOC) in Shanghai. Part of China’s huge China Joy Expo, the CGOC conference is focused on China’s large game outsourcing business.
The talk covered key lessons from Virtuos’ experience working on console games and Online MMOs. “With one of China’s largest game animation teams, Virtuos is in a unique position to work on Western and Chinese games, and cross-pollinate skills between the two game styles,” said Pan Feng.
Virtuos’ Sound Director Yang Jie also spoke at the event, at a panel about game music and sound outsourcing.
2010 Online Game Development with CPU & GPU Technologies
On July 9th, Pan Feng spoke at a conference titled ‘2010 Online Game Development with CPU & GPU Technologies’ held by Dell, Intel, Nvidia and Autodesk.
“Industry-leading technologies form the cornerstone of Virtuos’ co-development and production projects,” he said. “Without these tools, it would not be possible for us to deliver our co-development projects on leading-gen platforms.”
Pan Feng spoke on the different technologies used by Virtuos to deliver several recent co-development projects including The Price is Right for PSN and Sid Meier’s Pirates for the Wii.
China Comics Games (CCG) Expo
On July 8th, Pan Feng spoke at the China Comics Games (CCG) Expo, an international cartoon exhibition and the only China expo focusing on the cartoon and online games industry. Pan Feng participated in a panel focused on trends in venture capital investment in the game and cartoon industries.
“The key factor in attracting investment is your business’ core competitive edge – that unique difference which sets you apart from the rest of your category,” he said. “Virtuos built a competitive edge on delivering the highest AAA-quality content, and attracted investment from Legend, the number one IT group in China.”
With offices in Shanghai, Chengdu, Vancouver, Paris and Tokyo, Virtuos is one of the largest and most international providers of digital entertainment offshore production services, specializing in 3D Art and Co-development. Virtuos’ international management team includes experts from more than 10 nationalities. Virtuos clients include 15 of the top 20 games publishers worldwide as well as renowned developers.