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Open Wonderland

Open Wonderland
Open Wonderland's Games Village Maria Korolov, Hypergrid Business, January 18, 2012Game developers in Singapore now have a new avenue to try to find publishers — showcasing their games in the Singapore Games Village, part of the Media Development Authority of Singapore’s new Games Solution Center. Now the incubator will also offer a virtual world, based on the Open Wonderland platform, where developers can demonstrate their games to potential distributors.

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