Update news vietnam's game industry
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) plans to establish a ‘Game Hub’ to connect game makers and will organize short- and long-term training courses as part of a gaming industry development strategy.
Vietnam's gaming industry generated over $600 million in revenue in 2022 and is positioning itself as a major player in the Southeast Asian market.
Putting Vietnam’s name on the world’s animation industry map is the goal of Sconnect, a Vietnamese cartoon brand that features Wolfoo, a lovely wolf cub character.
The Government has agreed that, in the near term, special consumption tax will not be levied on online games.
The Standing Committee of the Government has just released a conclusion that online video game services (online game) are not subject to special consumption tax.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) continues to support a luxury tax on online games, though other ministries believe that such a tax will discourage the development of the industry.
A team of experts from RMIT University believes that in order to make gaming become a pillar of Vietnam’s digital economy, it is necessary to focus on developing human resources who can design games.
Vietnam is considering offering gaming as a major at university, believing that this would be a solution to the manpower shortage in the gaming industry.
Chu Tuan Anh from Training System Aptech International Programmer notes that human resources development is an important issue in the gaming industry, but Vietnam lacks a standard training program in this field.