Sarbakan in Japan
Canadian developer featured on the NHK Special TV show.
Quebec, Canada – (December 14, 2010) – Sarbakan today announced that it appeared on NHK Special, one of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s most prominent television programs, on December 12 at 9 pm. The program was be on Japan’s prime-time and broadcasted nationally to an audience of over 40 million.
NHK Special covered the latest trends in the video game industry, profiling innovative developers around the globe. The program’s focused on game development in Quebec, as a Canadian province that has carved an enviable position as one of the world’s largest hubs in the game industry. Sarbakan was chosen by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation because of its long-standing experience in the video game industry, with over 700 titles under its belt—no less than a significant feat for an indie studio, such as Sarbakan.
"We are thrilled to have represented Québec City in showing Japanese audiences just how much our hometown is a hotbed for creativity and innovation,” said Guy Boucher, President of Sarbakan."We are even more thrilled that NHK recognizes the important role independent developers play in pushing the game industry’s technology envelope further.”
The Japan Broadcasting Corporation nationally operates five television channels and three radio services. Internationally, NHK offers two television services: NHK WORLD TV and NHK WORLD PREMIUM, and NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN, which provides news in 18 languages. NHK WORLD TV programs and RADIO JAPAN’s news can be accessed on the internet via the website www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ . NHK has 54 stations across Japan and correspondents in 31 locations around the world.
Sarbakan is a renowned independent game studio specializing in global cross-platform development services and original game creations. With over 12 years of proven experience as a game studio, delivers memorable experiences for its worldwide publishing partners and customers. From online and iOS titles to downloadable handheld and console games, Sarbakan provides high-quality, and innovative creative approaches for custom games and original titles. Sarbakan is a first party game developer for Microsoft, and has created over 700 titles through partnerships with the top 20 publishers in the industry. Based in Quebec, Canada and with over 80 employees, Sarbakan combines the production capacity and long-standing expertise of a large studio with the creativity and raw dedication only found with an indie developer. For more information on Sarbakan please visit www.sarbakan.com.