That meeting with Russian parliament? Nothing serious so far

Remember that meeting between Russian gaming industry representatives and members of Russian parliament? It did happen today, but no one from gaming industry showed up. Timing for this kind of event wasn’t great, because everyone already left for GDC.

So, this was again meeting between Russian gaming press and members of Russian parliament. They did agree that gaming industry could use some investments and even decided to create so-called “Games Academy” to help select Russian game developers for government investments.

Also, some people suggested awards for gamers, e-athletes and gaming press, e-sport events on federal TV and more patriotic games.

Hopefully next time someone from gaming industry will actually show up.

P.S. Russian gaming press in Russian parliament:

Vasily Sonkin and Konstantin Govorun

  • priestling

    It sounds really funny. Our Goverment want a meeting about our future. And so what? We want to go to San Francisco!
    vodka, matreshka, balalaika)))

    • http://galyonkin.com/ Sergey Galyonkin

      Well, they issued invites two days before the event. By that time developers had already booked their flights.

      • priestling

        I don’t know English at a level to make a dialog but I’ll try)))
        Did 100% of russian developers went to CA? I think it is not so cheap to send all your employees to GDC.) Maybe some of the developers still guarding empty offices while their mory lucky colleagues have fun in San Francisco?

        • http://galyonkin.com/ Sergey Galyonkin

          Well, at this kind of meeting you need to have studio owners or someone from C-level management. And they are at GDC. Artists, programmers and testers are still in Russia, but you don’t want them to talk to government officials :)

          • priestling

            O.k. You’ve done me.)

          • Пётр Поросятов

            Talking with russian goverment officials: one developer in a basement at a time.

  • Пётр Поросятов

    Paliarment.

    • Soteliten

      Payliarment

  • knuckztve

    http://i.imgur.com/ufCcZ75.png

    In mother Russia, we have no gaming press. Only potato. Such is life.

    • Пётр Поросятов

      Is she single? (Sorry.)

      • knuckztve

        Yes. Difficult times now, only one potato.