Russia Creates National Games Commission

By the end of October, Russia will have created a government sponsored trade organization for the games industry, and also hosted a national conference on the games industry, Gamasutra reports.

The body, called the National Russian Association of Game Industry, will be created by October. There's also an All-Russian Conference on Game Industry taking place Oct. 27-29.

The announcement was made by Russia's Federal Agency for Management of Special Economic Zones, the State Academy of Innovations, and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Gamasutra notes that "Russia's game industry has historically been fairly insular, with a primary focus on PC titles." These moves are meant to broaden its profile within the global development community.

It's a sign of rather progressive support of the industry from one of its emerging markets. It's a shame we don't see more of it in the West.

Russia To Form National Game Body, First National Trade Conference [Gamasutra]