Autodesk seeks government support for gaming industry

By agencies   |   Monday, 22 August 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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MUMBAI: Autodesk, developer of visual effect software and systems has sought help of the Indian government to support the gaming industry, which is in its nascent stage in India currently. The company expects India to be a major player in gaming outsourcing.

Raman Madan, regional sales manager, animation and desktop video, South East Asia Autodesk said, “ We have been educating professionals and students in gaming industry in India but it's the government that has to support the industry.”

According to NASSCOM, at present, the level of outsourcing would be only around 10-15 per cent of a game. Typically, the nature of work outsourced from India is cut scene animation for game cinematics, single level design, or a specific sequence of a game.

“We want the government to facilitate the talent pool available in India in getting better placements and provide financial aid to the small companies. The government has supported software industry and we want support for this industry too,” he said.

Autodesk provides software solutions for 3D visualization, gaming and film and broadcast industry. It has been growing 30 percent year-on-year in 3D visualization segment in India. The company expects huge growth in gaming and film and broadcast industry, with high-end outsourcing work in animation and gaming coming to India.

Autodesk has earlier this year renamed its Media and Entertainment division 'Discreet' as 'Autodesk Media and Entertainment division'. The sales, support and product development teams remained unchanged and the entire Discreet product family would now be sold under the Autodesk brand.

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