精神分裂

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有見政府一邊(說)鼓勵創意產業,一邊封掉遊戲類網站,我也仿效其精神分裂,一邊鬧,一邊申請政府給遊戲產業的資助。

Cyberport Incubation Programme 是數碼港對創意產業的資助計劃,之前沒想過申請,但剛花了半天寶貴的中秋假期填好申請表並提交了,正好趕及這輪十月五日的截止日期。

申請表其中一項是 “Objectives – the “why” of the company. Please state in clear and specific terms what the company aims to achieve”,我乾脆這樣寫:

Gameislive aims to bring healthy, low cost “green” entertainment to the grassroots.

With its addictive nature, electronic game has traditionally been perceived as “soft drugs” to youngster, especially in Chinese society. Even today when the Hong Kong Government claims to support the creative industry, websites with gaming information are blocked for people accessing the Internet with “GovWifi” in public library ( see http://ckxpress.com/oct1hexie )

[screen cap of GovWiFi blocking screen]

While we regard this as a naive understanding, an unfair accusation and arguably a discrimination, we do think the electronic game industry has a role to play to make games impose positive effects to the community.

We believe electronic game is a powerful tool, just like books, TV, movies and other media. When used in a positive way, games can not only bring fun and joy, but also convey healthy ideology and positive worldview.

If above is just a dream, as a bottom-line, mobile game is a new form of entertainment for not only the middle class but also the grassroots. In China in particular, the most prominent class of mobile game players are known to be the “three-low” users (三低, pronounced 3D in Putonghua to jokingly contrast to 3-dimensional), referring to people who are young, barely educated and with low income. For these people, mobile phones are one of the very few assets they have and mobile game has become an indispensable entertainment among them.

This is the “why” of Gameislive.

遴選委員會的成員包括:

Chairman

  • Mr. Anthony AU, Director, Futuresuccess Consultants Ltd.

Committee members

  • Mr. Denis TSE Head of Private Markets – Asia, Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company
  • Mr. Gabriel PANG Chairman, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association
  • Prof. Hugh THOMAS Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Raymond NEOH, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Game Industry Association (HKGIA)
  • Dr. Russell WILLIAMS, Option Coordinator & Assistant Professor – Digital Graphic Communication, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Mr. Sunny LEE President, Hong Kong Computer Society
  • Mr. Sutton CHEUNG, Chief Technology Officer, CITIC Pacific Ltd.
  • Mr. William PFEIFFER, Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Gate Entertainment Ltd.
  • Prof. Zhi-Qiang LIU Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Secretary

  • Dr. David CHUNG Head (ITO), Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd.

好像說十月內就能出遴選結果了,最好找我去面試,不過好像沒提及會有。

且看後事如何。


Comments ( 15 )

  1. ReplyTyo
    好"串標", i like it! 做個賽前預測, 我覺得係1.1倍頂頭大熱. 原因好簡單: 1. 個班評審唔係官 (你唔係寸緊佢地) 2. 你提供了一定的娛樂性 (特別係在無聊的評審工作過程中) 3. 嗰啲係OPM
    • Replykin
      @tyo 咩係OPM呀? 我嘗試過自己搵答案㗎,但係 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPM 有成十幾個,冇個似,除咗.. opium!
  2. Reply水駱駝
    用標書寫政策評論,真係服得你好緊要。 你因住被政府標籤,以後逢親要hard sell創意工業,就拿你來粉飾櫥窗 ── 好似在中環做老火湯那間個體戶咁。
    • Replykin
      @水駱駝 冇妳諗得咁具體,但其實也有擔心過。雖然唔係從政,但也算是“走入建制”的一種。 我身為既得利益者,但其實連科學園的設立也有保留(唔係反對,有機會另外寫),走入去 以後,就會被視為認同了。做得好的話,人家會叫你講一兩句,話政府啲政策點幫到我, 我點講?話根本幫唔到乎? 但想深一層,這種矛盾我哋早就在面對了,打從身為中(華人民共和)國一份子開始。 既然那是既定事實,而我哋唔打算搞革命,不如參與其中,搵機會令佢變好一點點點點吧。 btw, soci老師,妳同唔同意Marx,"the point is to change it"?
  3. ReplyTerence
    我只能比一個字你 型
    • Replykin
      @Terence 從來冇人咁形容我.. i'm surprised and deeply humbled.
  4. ReplyAlvis
    精彩得让我想起 http://www.xici.net/u14497299/d92565335.htm
    • Replykin
      @Alvis 幾抵死:) 看過另一篇說兔子學遊泳的作品,我覺得更深刻, 很難想象真的有學生有這份能耐在考試寫出這樣的作品: http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/b5/2009/06/15/a304488.html
  5. Replyed chok
    有事找你,很难找到你,请回电邮,谢谢
    • Replykin
      @ed 係人都知我易搵㗎啦,不過放咗個禮拜假去泰國唧。剛返嚟幾個鐘,見到你個貓,盡快覆,唔好意思。。
  6. Reply世界盡頭
    三低論適用於香港市場嗎? 在港,玩正版手機遊戲,與盜版家用或電腦遊戲間的價差誘因不夠大,只能看手機在人均與家庭單位普及上是否真的優於電腦、遊戲機。
    • Replykin
      @世界盡頭 如果評審團有你呢啲“重量級”人物就好囉,一眼就睇出我在借題發揮。又或者起碼,寫得很粗疏,一邊說的目標是中國,一邊批評的現象在香港(說起來,對遊戲真是大陸比香港還開明些)。 這陣子我在港時間較多,也在想公司怎樣可以“回歸”。為香港獨立設計產品是不可能的,solly,但是,技術平台可移植(剛開始了移植遊戲到iPhone),文化基礎卻不可以,在香港和其他沒有三低社群的地方,我還不知道我的遊戲要怎麼活。。 暫定廿六號回北京。到時搵你食飯
  7. ReplyMartin Leung
    OPM者, Other People's Money 是也! http://baike.baidu.com/view/1628524.htm 還是我國的產品百度厲害. 我猜tyo說那些是OPM的原因是因為那些不是評審自己的錢, 所以俾你使咁d又何妨. tyo, 如果我猜錯了, 請見諒.
    • Replykin
      蠢左.... -.-
  8. ReplyTyo
    Martin兄,完全正確,在此謝過。

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