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John Smedley Blog

Posted by Jon Wood on Aug 03, 2006  | Comments

John Smedley Blog -

Below, you will find an excerpt from John Smedley's blog over at Station Blog. You can read the entire entry if you follow the link below:


It’s been a while since I wrote a blog. I’m going to try and do this more often, but I’ve been traveling quite a bit.

I just got back from the China Joy show in Shanghai. That show is very, very cool. The noise from the booths is deafening. You will literally see two companies with full-on bands on stages 30 feet from one another, both going at a volume that will blow out your eardrums. All of this is taking place in one of the most amazing cities on this planet — Shanghai. Imagine taking the Manhattan skyline and expanding it to the square mileage of Los Angeles and it’s a good start. It’s pretty hot there this time of year — it felt like what the surface of Venus must feel like — but it didn’t stop the masses from visiting this show. I’ve never seen more people packed into a convention in my life.

As an American, it really is quite a sight to see how big online gaming is in the Asian market. The closest comparison is probably E3 for online games - with Chinese style. There were three very large exhibit halls filled with online games from all over the world.

We were there showing a new game we’re developing in our Taiwanese studio, SOGA. We’re not quite ready to announce it just yet, but let’s just say there’s a whole lot of Kung Fu fighting going on in it! I played the latest rev when we visited the SOGA team in Taipei after China Joy, and it’s a hell of a lot of fun.

Read it all, here.

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