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Gaming Passion Turned Into a Profession

Three young Permata Dunia founded a game development company, DreamTree Studio Sdn. Bhd. Permata Dunia MR. TAN ZHI WEI, MR. GAN ZHAO HUEI and MR. CHAM WEI CHUAN, all graduated from the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, majoring in B.Multimedia (Hons)(Software Engineering and Games Design), Class of 2015, Bachelor of Multimedia (Honours) (Software Engineering and Games Design), Class of 2013 and Bachelor of Multimedia (Honours) (Software Engineering and Games Design), Class of 2012 respectively.

With a passion in indie games, the trio started the company in 2014 with a mission to create dream-like immersion games. Their first game named “Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek” was one of the winners of Intellectual Property Creators Challenge 2015 (IPCC 2015).

As a giving-back effort, Mr. Tan Zhi Wei who is also the CEO of the company, offered to share his journey in the Alumni Talk session on Wednesday 26 August to Faculty of Computing and Informatics students and the general public. He shared about the landscape of indie game industry and how he ventured into the industry. The talk was moderated by Faculty of Applied Communication student, Ms. Khairunnisa binti Mohd Shafrul who is studying Bachelor of Communication (Strategic Communication).

Since many were interested to hear the topic, the talk was also streamed live via multiple platforms which were Instagram andFacebook. MMU community thanks Mr. Tan for the wonderful insights into his journey.