The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance paid a visit to TGC2018 yesterday.
Seyyed Abbas Salehi visited the TGC2018 this afternoon and talked to a large number of game developers and exhibitors attending the event, according to the Public Relations Department of the National Computer Games Foundation.
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance after visiting the event said “according to the resolution of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, the National Computer Games Foundation which is affiliated body to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is responsible for computer games field. However, we have plans to coordinate more with the various ministries in this area.
"TGC's targeting is the transfer and exchange of knowledge and opportunity for the presence of Iranian games in foreign markets," Salehi said in response to the question of whether there is a possibility to hold a public exhibition on the sideline of TGC event. He further assed: “This event is still in its infancy, and an expert job must be done to develop and strengthen it with the support of activists in the field. We will certainly collect the view points of game developers on this subject.
He said that for the development of the entertainment industry, we need to coordinate and co-operate with all actors in the field. He added: "however, each event is defined with a specific purpose, and in view of this, we may see the presence of a group in an event or lack of presence. But this does not undermine the values and endeavors of that group in the gaming industry.
Salehi, in response to the question on sanctions effect on the TGC, said: “a lot of issues are still speculative. However, we try to protect the TGC event to see the least possible impact.”
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said that two areas of advertising and media should come to the aid of the gaming industry. He further mentioned: "Fortunately in the TGC, I saw several groups that have been active on ads, which can be of great help to the players.
He continued: Public media including IRIB have not paid SERIOUS attention to computer games that we hope they will be activated. Regarding the specialized media, they should be strengthened, and in this way, we can expect that talks between the National Game Foundation and the Deputy of Press can be happened.