SCOM Talk Series #48
Mr. Gabriel Pang, Chairman of Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA), Managing Director of Firedog Creative Company Ltd., and CTO of V360 Limited, was invited to share his valuable experience with students of the School of Communication at SCOM Talk Series #48 on 2 March 2023. He talked about his more than 20 years’ experience in gaming and VR in the Hong Kong gaming industry. Apart from introducing the status of the digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong, Mr. Pang also highlighted the efforts made and activities organised by HKDEA in supporting the industry.
Mr. Pang briefly introduced the various sectors of digital entertainment industry including gaming, animation & special effects and interactive design. He also enlightened students by pointing out the current opportunities and threats faced by the industry. Despite the vast market potential in the Mainland China, Hong Kong and foreign companies face significant obstacles when operating in the region due to cultural differences and policy limitations.
Mr. Pang also provided insights into the 31-year history of computer gaming development in Hong Kong. In this connection, he shared his experience of collaborating with Japan’s Success Corporation to develop and operate his company’s XBOX and PS2 games, “Cupid Bistro”.
Students all found the talk very insightful. They gained a better understanding of the requirements for entering the fast-developing gaming industry and learned about the various forms of support available for those looking for possibilities for developing their own games or companies. They expressed gratitude for the opportunity to learn from Mr. Pang’s extensive experience in the industry.
Dr. Keith Cheung, School of Communication, presents a souvenir to Mr. Pang.
Dr. Keith Cheung, the moderator of the talk, has a chit-chat session with Mr. Pang.
A student raises a question for Mr. Pang.