Yan Wong: One man’s journey through the history of Hong Kong video game industry
一個人的香港遊戲史:《天國旅立》製作人的故事

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Guest: Yang Wong
Game producer and graphic designer, producer of Heaven Travel.
Host: Yang Jing
嘉宾:黃政嚴
遊戲設計師、主美,《天國旅立》製作人。
主持:楊靜

Game producer and graphic designer Yan Wong has been working in the Hong Kong video game industry for 20 years ever since he graduated from City University’s computer science department. From arcades, single player PC games, console games, to MMORPG, theme park games and mobile games. He witnessed the ups and downs over the years, and finally founded his own game in 2018 – Heaven Travel.

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Two years ago, the game was shipped, and ever since then it gradually gained global popularity. Players from all over the world volunteered to help with translation. Now the game is available in more than ten languages, including: English, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, French, Arabic, German, Japan, Korea, Italy and Turkish. Heaven Travel was nominated multiple times in indie game awards worldwide. It has been downloaded by more than 650,000 people, and received more than 10,000 comments.

The game adopts a dreamlike style with the texture of crayon paintings to build a unique and mesmerizing world. The protagonist, a little girl, needs to save a memory tree. She found herself in many adventures to collect memory fragments, and unveil more and more realities. Yan Wong waves his own ideas and dreams into the game, in hope of expressing his thoughts on life.

Game Kitchen is very honored to have Yan Wong to share the game history that he witnessed, and the experience of game production and management.

遊戲設計師、主美黃政嚴自2001年畢業於城市大學計算機系後,一直在遊戲行業二十年。從街機、PC單機、主機遊戲再多PC網遊、大型遊樂場機動遊戲、手機遊戲,風風雨雨,一直堅持和成長。經歷了整個香港遊戲史,2018年開始,他開發經營自己的遊戲《天國旅立》。

《天國旅立》發行後的兩年,先後得到世界各地的玩家協助翻譯了英、俄、葡萄牙、西班牙、越南、印尼、泰、法、阿拉伯、德、日、韓、意大利、土意其等十多種語言,得到世界個各地獨立遊戲的比賽的提名,到現在共得到65萬人下載,並且收到了1萬多個玩家的評價。

遊戲以童畫色的臘筆筆觸風格,建立了一個獨特而有趣的世界觀。生長在世外草原的「小風」,為了拯救提供草原養份的「記憶之樹」,展開了無數冒險旅程。當「小風」在旅程之中收集了一個又一個的記憶碎片的同時,卻慢慢揭開一個又一個令人意想不到的真相。除了意想不到的劇情,故事背後還想帶出獨有的人生觀,希望藉此啟發玩家對人生觀有多一個思考方向。

本期遊戲廚房有幸請到黃政嚴,一是請他分享自己參與和見證的遊戲史,一是請他講講《天國旅立》的創作和經營奇蹟。