In the minds of many Vietnamese people, playing games is useless, even harmful, playing games is a waste of money, and it is difficult to have a future in the “gaming career”. But in recent times, the field has emerged as a smokeless industry, with a significant contribution to the budget, gamers are known as e-sports athletes and gaming is also a solution. mind, relax.
Appearing from the end of 2004, an industry began to form in the 2010s and has blossomed until now after more than 17 years of development. In fact, at present, the Vietnamese game market is still mostly imported game products from China, Korea, and the United States. Although the age of Vietnamese games is young, it still leaves “remarkable” marks.
Among them, the first is the phenomenon of “Flappy Bird” 7 years ago that caused a fever worldwide from its debut until its “father” decided to remove the game.
Survival shooter “Free Fire” ranks 3rd in the top 10 highest grossing mobile games in the world.
Free Fire is probably one of the special cases of the game village in the world and in Vietnam. This game is successful in both revenue and downloads, always in the Top 10 highest grossing mobile games in the world for many consecutive months.
On the Free Fire side, this is the original Vietnamese game, developed by 111dots Studio before being acquired and released globally by Garena. All values of gameplay as well as basic graphics remain the same as in the first days.
The facial expression game “Face Dance Challenge” once created a wave on social networks. Or the game “Axie Infinity” is a phenomenon not only in Vietnam but also in many countries around the world such as the Philippines, Indonesia, even Europe and the US market. The video games “made in Vietnam” are also impressed by the “quality” of Vietnam included in the game.
“7554” is a role-playing video game with a shooting genre set in the historical context of the resistance war against the French, especially depicting the Dien Bien Phu victory of our army and people. Players are transformed into characters – Vietnamese soldiers in the Dien Bien Phu campaign and experience tough battles. For many young gamers, “7554” is the pride of Vietnamese people.
Or the game “Fairy” is built based on the myths and fairy tales of the Vietnamese people with a system of characters familiar to the childhood of many generations of gamers such as Father Dragon Lac Long Quan, Mother Au. Co, Son Tinh, Thuy Tinh, Thach Sanh, Tam Cam…
Considered as having a lot of potential, the Vietnamese game market promises to become a developed entertainment industry in the future. This is a challenge but also an opportunity for the game industry in particular and the imaging industry in general to break through and for the young generation who love creativity to assert themselves and develop their careers.