Gaming in the Philippines has started to grow. The number of gamers – mobile, PC and console – are also growing steadily since 2014. In the recent data by GDAP (Game Developers Association of the Philippines), we are the 3rd largest mobile gaming population in Southeast Asia in 2014 with 25.1 million players. Today, it is very like that 70% of smartphone owners play something on their mobile devices.

As of 2013, the Philippines has over 60 game development companies employing about 4,000 game develoeprs. GDAP hopes to increase the number of game professions to 15,000 in 2016. This isn’t actually from reach as more big game developer companies are starting to take notice and scouting talents.

In its constant pursuit to promote technology research and innovation, De La Salle University forged a partnership with leading gaming industry player, Ubisoft. The partnership was formally announced on March 29 at the Makati Shangri La Hotel.


Watching people play games and creating content about games have also started to gain traction. According to YouTube, gaming channels make up to 20 of the top 100 most subscribed channels in the world. More than half of YouTube gaming views are on mobile devices and YouTube Gaming brings together 25,000 games currently on YouTube.

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YouTube Gaming is home to thousands of content about gaming. Be it streaming or recorded gameplays, it’s video hub of everything about gaming. Just recently, YouTube launched 1.3 update of YouTube gaming. The new update has several new features up its sleeve like improved 4-tab homepage navigation, new browse pages and chat improvements. Its Android-exclusive features now include improve live playback, pause/resume during mobile capture and info card support.

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Encourages More Content Creators

YouTube Gaming isn’t all about watching gaming videos. It is also tool for broadcasting and creating content. Gamers in the Philippines with decent upload speeds can now start streaming their games or their gaming-related video content to YouTube gaming.

Here’s YouTube Gaming Mobile in action:

The video above was recorded using my Smart LTE on my ASUS Zenfone Zoom. You too can start streaming your favorite games. Simply download YouTube Gaming on this link.

Mobile Prepaid users can join the gaming revolution

Whether you’re using postpaid or prepaid, you can join the gaming “revolution” by subscribing to prepaid data services. You can check out Smart Prepaid Big Bytes 50 if you’re using Smart Prepaid. Check details below.

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