1st ACG+ Capital Awards Winner List

10 Winning Teams of Entrepreneurship Program Also winners of below IP Creative Awards
1. Touchdown: Armor League Gold
Best Proposal
2. Hugus Silver
Best Design
Best Creative
Best Innovation and Technology
3. Apopia Bronze
4. Master of Disaster Excellence
5. Adventure of Truth Warrior Best Team Spirit
6. Blue Tea College Best Presenter
7. The Bridge Among Them
8. Monster Arena
9. Amgine
10. Siignal


推動創意產業 發展多元經濟

財政司司長陳茂波

上星期五,我應邀參加「動漫玩創之都計劃」的頒獎禮,高興看到香港年輕一代的澎湃創意和創業潛力,更加欣見許多有心人致力攜手推動香港創意產業的發展,很值得和大家分享。

「動漫玩創之都計劃」由樂言社教育基金主辦,包括「青年動漫電玩品牌創作大獎」及「動漫電玩創業計劃」。活動以「ACG」,也即青年人最喜愛的動畫、漫畫和遊戲(Animation, Comics and Games)為核心,鼓勵相關產品創作以及品牌發展。今次參賽的眾多作品和創業計劃都充滿創意,正好說明香港新一代人才濟濟,敢於創新嘗試。今次成功獲選的團隊除了獲得獎金及創業資助外,更重要的是在創業路上得到業界前輩指導。青年人把創意變成事業,即使有好的點子也不一定會成功,如果有富經驗的良師益友從旁指點,避過一些常出錯的地方,甚至鋪橋搭路,找到合適的資金、人才甚至夥伴,創業路更是事半功倍。今次活動只是一個開始,我鼓勵即使未能獲獎的參賽朋友,也千萬不要氣餒,只要大家繼續努力和探索,保持熱誠,一定可以幹一番事業。

特別值得一提的是,今次的比賽得到「青年事務委員會青年發展基金」及民政事務局配對基金撥款資助,也得到來自玩具、設計和創意業界的多個組織,以及多所專上學院和青年機構支持。大會也邀得知名業界專家和企業領袖擔任評審,其中還有來自海外的人士。我很高興見到,也非常感謝一群非常有心的團體和朋友善用各種社會資源和網絡幫助青年人,和青年人分享自己的經驗和傳授自己專長,讓他們有機會發揮自己的才華和創意,啟發潛能,探索日後的發展方向。

在今天這個數碼世紀,創新科技和創意產業是經濟發展的重要動力。香港是中西文化薈萃的國際大都會,資訊發達,時刻緊貼世界各地最新時尚潮流和科技玩意。我們擁有大量具國際視野的專業設計人才,而一些圍繞文化、藝術、設計和傳訊的新興行業也很受青年人歡迎。因此無論是創科產業或是創意產業,在香港都極具發展潛力。例如連續十多個暑假舉行的香港動漫電玩節,每年都吸引數十萬人次到場,參觀和購買動漫刊物、電玩產品、紀念品、玩具和網路遊戲;帶來明顯的經濟效益之餘,也帶動本土動漫、遊戲、音樂、小說和角色扮演等多種創作和表演活動。

政府近年不斷投放資源和推出措施,積極推動創新科技和創意產業的發展,以期令香港的經濟發展更多元化之外,更重要的是讓青年人有更多優質的就業選擇。政府過去一直透過創意智優計劃、電影發展基金、香港設計中心等推動創意產業發展、支援有關的初創公司,以及培育年輕的設計和創作人才。各項措施近年漸見成果,香港的企業和人才在設計、時裝、電影、動畫創作和音樂等多方面的成就屢獲國際業界認同。在20052015年十年間,創意產業的名義增加價值平均每年升幅為5.4%。在2015年,創意產業的名義增加價值超過570億元,佔本港本地生產總值2.5%,就業人數超過135,000人。政府會繼續投入資源,推動創意產業發展。我在稍後就會展開下年度財政預算案的諮詢工作,屆時歡迎大家向我提出意見,讓我們在未來數個月內集思廣益,仔細思考政府何以如何更貼心、更加有效地推動不同新興產業的發展,為大家創造更多機會。

來源: 財政司司長陳茂波115日在網誌司長隨筆內發表的文章(http://www.fso.gov.hk/chi/blog/blog051117.htm)

Best 10 IP teams

Adventure of  Truth Warrior

Adventure of Truth Warrior is a “Real World connection via virtual adventure. Education through Entertainment” transmedia (game,comics and light novel) project aiming at teenagers’ social skills developement and in-depth Hong Kong discovery.

Master of Disaster

Master of Disaster is about the protagonist’s determination to prevent the destruction of earth from his enemies, a new generation of Hong Kong comic that thrills the audience with disasters, sci-fi, heroism and magic.

Touchdown: Armor League

Touchdown: Armor League is a fast-paced competitive PC game where American Football meets action arena shooter. Players equip fully armored power suits and fight for control of the ball in an intense online 6 vs 6 arena. Make daring saves, obliterate your opponents, and score the winning Touchdown! Power suits, weapons, and rocket launchers — its American Football like you’ve never seen before.

Monster Arena

It is 1898. Monster fighting in the enchanted arenas has become a popular entertainment. The mania of this thrilling sport has swept over every single corner on Earth. The brave Monster Slayers’ unstoppable pursuit of great wealth and sparkling glory tramples over any evil trick or scheme. It’s time to conquer the Arena!

Amgine

The Amgine, is a mobile action game that the player is required to defend the cyber world, the main character has been nominated to destroy the viruses and to save the invaded core module of the cyber world, the Amgine system. In the game, the main character will discover the mysterious conspiracy behind the cyber world.

Blue Tea College

A 2.5 dimensional creative IP focusing on dating simulation gaming. Through multi-platform interactions such as social media events and product campaigns, our goal is to build an intimate relationship with gamers, and provide them with an extraordinary romance experience between virtuality and reality.

Siignal

Let’s imagine you are listening to a broadcast radio. Noise and glitch will appear when your channel frequency is not fit. You need to keep tuning the frequency in order to find the best signal of your target channel. It is exactly same as the journey of relationship-matching.

The Bridge Among Them

“If everyone turns into buildings after they die, and if the buildings they are becoming is a reflection of what they have done in the past, what will I be when I die? “

Apopia

Apopia is a story-oriented adventure game that inspires positive living. In a post-apocalyptic world, Mai lost her family. On her way to find them, Mai encounters interesting fellows with all characters, each with own problems like Mai. With both joyful and tragic experiences along the journey, they realize everyone can choose to live kindly no matter their past.

Hugus

Hugus is an interactive device for people who are separated by distance. Countdown function for reunion would be activated and continued by sending a drawing to the partner per day. Re-designed mini games are also available for maintaining freshness of relationships.


News
Panel of Judges

Mr. Michael Moriarty
Managing Director HFE & SVP Global Sourcing.
Ms. Poman Lo
CEO and Founder, Century Innovative Technology Limited
Mr. Guenther Hake
Chief Representative of Time Warner’s Turner Greater China
Former CEO of Oriental DreamWorks
Managing Director of Disney Consumer Products Greater China
Mr. Adrian Cheng
Executive Vice-chairman & General Manager, New World Development Company Limited
Founder of K11 Art Foundation
Mr. Alex Woo
CEO and Founder, Kuku Studios
Mr. Tim Cheung
Animation Director, Founder AnimHouse! Studios

First Vetting Panel of Accessors
The list is in alphabetical order by organization name

Mr. Sunny Tang Act Plus Education Foundation Ltd
Mr. Felix Ip Animation Director / Comic Artist
Mr. Pang Sir City University of Hong Kong – School of Creative Media
Mr. Neco Lo Hong Kong Animation and Cultural Association
Mr. Man Lung Chan Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation
Mr. Eddy Hui Hong Kong Designers Association
Mr. Simon Wong Hong Kong Game Development Association
Mr. Peter Ng Hong Kong Society of Illustrators
Mr. Johnson Chiang Hong Kong Society of Illustrators
Mr. Dick Fong Mdecomics
Mr. Philip Lau Outblaze Ltd.
Mr. Dixon Wu RETRO.HK
Mr. Matthew Chow Simage Animation & Media Ltd

Second Vetting Panel of Accessors
The list is in alphabetical order by organization name

Mr. Steven Yung Act Plus Education Foundation Ltd
Mr. Sunny Tang Act Plus Education Foundation Ltd
Mr. Ralph Szeto Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing
Mr. Alan Wan Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation
Mr. Gabriel Pang Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association

“Hong Kong Ani-Com& Games Intellectual Property Awards” & “Hong Kong Ani-Com& Games Entrepreneurship Programme”

Prizes+ Grants + Mentorship + Network

“Hong Kong Ani-Com& Games Intellectual Property Awards”
Gold(one winner) HK$100,000.00 and trophy
Silver(one winner) HK$60,000.00 and trophy
Bronze(one winner) HK$30,000.00 and trophy
Excellence(one winner) HK$20,000.00 and trophy

Six Professional Awards HK$5,000.00 and trophy

1. Best Presenter
2. Best Team Spirit
3. Best Proposal
4. Best Design
5. Best Creative
6. Best Innovation and Technology
“Hong Kong Ani-Com& Games Entrepreneurship Programme”

For the top 10 winners

  • HK$400,000.00 Grant as Start Up Fund
  • HK$50,000.00 loan
  • 9 months Incubation Programme


Timetable
Mid-July, 2017 Opens for Application 1,2,3
28th July, 2017 Opening Ceremony 1,2,3 and ACGHK Information Booth 1,2,3
July – September, 2017 Programme Briefing 1,2,3
29th September, 2017 Application Deadline 1,2
October – November, 2017 Vetting and Interview 1,2
3rd November, 2017 Awards Ceremony 1,2
November – December, 2017 Contract Signing & 1st Funding 2
December, 2017 – August, 2018 Entrepreneurship & Mentorship Programmes Begin 2
January, 2018 Seminar on Intellectual Property Eco-System Development 3
February, 2018 Company Visits to Toy Model Companies (tentative) 3
March – April, 2018 Midterm Evaluation & 2nd Funding 2
April, 2018 Seminar on Int’l Brand Marketing Strategies 3
June, 2018 3rd Funding 2
Late June, 2018 Exhibition showcasing ACG brands of Local Start-ups 3


Notes:
1 “Hong Kong Ani-Com & Games Intellectual Property Awards” related activities
2“Hong Kong Ani-Com & Games Entrepreneurship Programme” related activities
3“Hong Kong Ani-Com & Games Intellectual Property Development Program” related activities


Partners

Organizer

Funding Sponsors of “Hong Kong Ani-Com & Games Intellectual Property Awards” & “Hong Kong Ani-Com & Games Entrepreneurship Programme”

Lead Sponsor of “Hong Kong Ani-Com & Games Intellectual Property Development Program”


Acknowledgement of the Youth Development Funding Support

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