Event Report: KSF 2009

22 - 10 - 2009

Event Report: KSF 2009

 

Positive Gaming iDANCE is launched in South Korea!

Event Name: Serious Games Festival 2009
Event Dates: September 25th - 27th, 2009
Event Website: http://ksf2009.com/index1.asp
Event Location: Seongnam Korea Design Center, Gyeonggi Provence of South Korea
Event Description: The event was part of a large commitment from the South Korean government to support the digital arts, games, and content within the province of Gyeonggi.

An elaborate opening ribbon cutting ceremony served to officially kick off the Korea Serious Games Festival on September 25th - 27th, 2009 in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. The event, which received lots of media attention and was attended by many leading officials from the South Korean government, marked the launch of Positive Gaming iDANCE in the Korean market. The representation at the event was the result of a collaborative effort between ExergameFitness and ExergameKorea. Our product (iDANCE) was the focus of the main display in the entrance of the Seongnam Korea Design Center, where the event was held. For the duration of the event, attendees eagerly awaited a chance to play the new Version 2 (BETA) of Positive Gaming iDANCE. The South Korean Governor and the Ambassador of New Zealand were among the many that played. Some attendees, who were avid gamers, even donned costumes of their favorite game characters. As with every demonstration of the system, onlookers and players alike made their sentiments towards Positive Gaming iDANCE obvious with their large smiles and willingness to wait for a turn to play.

The event was part of a large commitment from the South Korean government to support the digital arts, games, and content within the province of Gyeonggi. Financially, the government has made an initial commitment of over $60 million dollars as it sees the importance and the societal benefits that naturally correlate to gaming products such as Positive Gaming iDANCE. Speakers from all of the world were brought in for the event, including Assistant Professor Stephen Yang from SUNY Cortland in New York, a prominent researcher in the effectiveness of exergaming products.

Please send any questions or comments on the event to: emily@positivegaming.com

Associated Links:
Exergame Fitness: www.exergamefitness.com
Exergame Korea: www.exergamekorea.co.kr
Assistant Professor Stephen Yang's Blog: exergamelab.blogspot.com

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