Held by Taipei Computer Association (TCA), since 2003, Taipei game show has increased from only thousands of visitors to a must-be place for hundreds of thousands of gamers. Together, we experience the tough time at the beginning, witness the rise of the game industry, and forge our path in such a competitive world. As the first gaming expo at the beginning of the year, and the one and only gaming exhibition in Taiwan, we embrace challenges, overcome difficulties and continue to strive for excellence in this ever-changing world. Since 2021, Taipei Game Show is set to hold virtual and physical hybrid events. Taipei Game Show ONLINE program provides latest information and hands-on tests on blockbuster titles and upcoming release, aiming to bring game industry professionals and gamers a whole new level of gaming experience.
Asia Pacific Game Summit (APGS)
Asia Pacific Game Summit (APGS) was founded by Taipei Computer Association (TCA) in 2014 to act as a platform that promotes the integration of Taiwan gaming industry to the world and facilitates the international discussion. APGS has accumulated over 200 online and offline sessions and talks with world’s leading professionals sharing on the insights of “Game Development”, “Business and Marketing”, “eSports”, “Indie Games”, “Tech Trends”, “Metaverse”, and more. The sessions are not only held during Taipei Game Show but also held occasionally during the year. APGS has accumulated thousands of Participants Gather in the Physical Event. In 2016 and 2017, APGS expanded to Tokyo, Japan, and invited game companies both from Taiwan and Japan to share insights of localized marketing.
During the outbreak of COVID-19, APGS has overcome the barriers of the global pandemic by launching a series of online summit “APGS ONLINE” in Taipei Game Show’s official channel since 2020, eliminating the space constraints. Through the live sessions with multi-language subtitles supported, audiences from different regions can communicate online in real-time. After the premiere ends on YouTube, the online sessions stay on Taipei Game Show’s official YouTube channel, continuing to deliver influences with the total views surpassing 110,000.
B2B ZONE creates a platform for business interactions and copyright transactions. It divides into “B2B ZONE” and “Indie House”. The former focuses on game developers, publishers, third-party payment and advertisers; the latter gathers indie game developers around the globe to share and merchandise their game titles. Also, B2B ZONE sets up a highly efficient business matching platform, serving a wide range of game companies and developers to discover new business opportunities and partnerships, over 1,000 meetings have completed in the Biz-Matching System. In 2020, “GAME LINKER”, a new platform was launched to facilitate interactions between game industry professionals 24/7, creating more business opportunities in the ecosystem. Holding a hybrid event with both online and offline activities in 2022, B2B Zone offers an online package tailored for industry professionals who are looking for new opportunities in business.
B2C ZONE can be described as a “carnival festival”. With extraordinary stage events, it often attracts enormous fans to take part in. As the first gaming exposition in the beginning of the year, B2C ZONE provides the latest insights and trends to the gamers, including popular console games, online games, mobiles games, 3C entertainments and VR and periphery of eSport. B2C ZONE also includes “Indie House” and “Board Game Wonderland”. The former builds a platform for indie game developers and gamers to interact in person; the latter creates a child-friendly area for parents and kids to play and have fun together. Combining online show with offline events, B2C ZONE offers gamers a brand new entertainment option!
2022 Taipei Game Show ONLINE
For the very first time, TGS is partnering with a YouTube video game show called "Play Soup", plus the leading publishers such as the PlayStation, Bandai Namco Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX, to host a special livestream program online called "2022 Taipei Game Show ONLINE". Including the latest information on blockbuster titles and upcoming releases will be disclosed in the program. With "ECHOES of MANA" from SQUARE ENIX, “ELDEN RING” from Bandai Namco Entertainment and “Gran Turismo 7”, “Horizon Forbidden West” and “UNCHRATED” from PlayStation. They send its game producer and developers to talk about their much-anticipated upcoming releases. Hosted by popular Taiwanese streamers, this special online program will be full of games and incredible fun, and definitely not to be missed by gamers.