Thailand Creative & Design Center to organize ‘DigiPlay: Thai – UK Digital Festival’

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 28 March, 2011 - 16:41

Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) is organizing “DigiPlay: Thai – UK Digital Festival”, an exhibition focusing on Thai – UK video games and animation industries, in collaboration with British Council Thailand and CG+ Magazine as main media partner.  The exhibition will showcase some of the most fantastic video games and animation works from the UK along with latest digital inventions by many Thai talents that together give illustrated examples of how they both play an important role in the creative industries and how they change our entertainment experience in the era of digital culture. DigiPlay will be held from 24 March – 1 May 2011 at Gallery 2, Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC), The Emporium Shopping Complex, 6th floor.

The exhibition will feature an introduction to digital culture with a timeline of some highlighted videogame consoles in the history of gaming from 1970’s until today. Games from UK top class developers as well as small yet talented studios will also be presented in the exhibition such as Formula 1, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Hohokum, Chimes and Kinectimal which will be played with Kinect, a new game controller for XBOX 360.  Selections of UK prestigious animated films, advertisings, music videos and series from world renowned studios like Passion Pictures and Aardman animation will also be displayed.

Moreover, “DigiPlay: Thai – UK Digital Festival” will be a showcase for local talents where character designers and animation studios will present their best and upcoming projects while students from top three Thai university in digital animation will have an opportunity to show their creations.

The Thailand Creative & Design Center was founded in November 2005, as a national initiative to support creative and design orientated individuals and enterprises in Thailand and the region. A public organization of the Royal Thai Government, TCDC is funded as an enterprise of the Office of Knowledge Development and Management, which reports directly to the Office of the Prime Minister.

TCDC’s main function is to serve as a creative knowledge center, supported by a design resource library, an exhibition program and a design advisory center. The center’s public programs aim to promote cultural interpretation and comparative advantage through a series of creative industry workshops, public seminars and forums, as well as long-term design business initiatives and design lab projects.