18 years on, is Singapore capable of making blockbuster video games?

A screenshot from Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege Of Paris. The Ubisoft office in Singapore has contributed to 16 AAA games since opening in 2008, including every title in the Assassin's Creed franchise since Assassin's Creed II.
A screenshot from Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege Of Paris. The Ubisoft office in Singapore has contributed to 16 AAA games since opening in 2008, including every title in the Assassin's Creed franchise since Assassin's Creed II.PHOTO: UBISOFT

SINGAPORE - Some 18 years after the Government announced support for video game development in Singapore, leading many people to seriously consider a career in the industry, there are now around 220 game development and publishing companies here.

And a milestone was reached last week when Gamescom Asia was held at Suntec Singapore - the first time an offshoot of one of the world's biggest video game events, Gamescom, was organised outside Germany.

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