Jakarta, Indonesia, April 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The indonesia Ministry of Communications and Informatics (Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika/ Kemenkominfo/MCI) and Siberkreasi National Digital Literacy Movement plan to launch a series of gaming podcasts from April 9 to April 24, 2022 as part of “Kelas Podcast Gaming”.
This gaming podcast series aims to showcase audio podcasts as an informative and educational medium for Indonesian gamers, creators, and even developers. Next to the #MakinCakapDigital campaign, MCI invites the public to be more creative by creating a lot of positive and entertaining playful content in the form of podcasts.
“We understand that the indonesia The gaming industry has recently experienced rapid growth due to massive advancements in mobile device technology. On the other hand, podcast listeners have also increased significantly since 2017. The combination of the two is expected to provide new opportunities for the indonesia gaming communities,” said Rizki Ameliah, MCI Digital Literacy Coordinator.
Huge game potential
According to a report published by Networks in the limelight in 2021, 69.2% of Indonesians surveyed now prefer playing video games to watching TV or movies. Additionally, 78.8% of Indonesians willingly spend their free time watching game content on online platforms such as Twitch and Youtube, which further proves that the shift to gaming culture is very real for Indonesians. .
From this report, in terms of gaming frequency, it turns out that Indonesians spend an average of 8.54 hours per week playing games, ranked Indonesia at 4and position (out of 7 countries studied) behind China, Germanyand India. This gambling addiction even takes place during working hours since 22.9% of Indonesians admitted to playing video games at work once a week.
Addressing Indonesia’s huge gaming potentials, Rizki commented, “While we have such huge potentials, we also face a disturbing lack of digital literacy. In light of this, we expect this podcast series to game is effective in raising indonesia digital literacy and birthing new content creators in the esports industry.”
Gaming Podcast Sessions
The gaming podcast series will be divided into 6 insightful sessions, each focusing on the following topics: 1) Landscape of gaming podcasts in the age of new media; 2) Listening culture and opportunities for gaming podcasts; 3) Player Developers and Safe Talking Space; 4) From players to ethical creators; 5) Expansion of gaming podcasts to other media; and 6) The future of gaming podcasts in Indonesia.
The series will take place online and will feature diverse and prominent gaming communities as guest speakers including Indonesia Gaming Association, ESPL Indonesia, Indonesia Gaming Media Association, GGWP E-Sports Community and GIMBOT.
Gaming enthusiasts can register online via https://s.id/siniargame. For more information and other digital literacy events, please visit http://info.literasidigital.id and follow @siberkreasi on social media.
About indonesia Ministry of Communications and Informatics
the indonesia The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, through Ditjen Aptika, has the main function of spreading and developing the national digital infrastructure to accelerate Indonesia’s digital transformation.
The ministry works with the national digital literacy movement Siberkreasi as a partner to provide digital literacy education to the general public through various forms of media. This movement focuses on using digital literacy as a way to elevate national capacity and advance the people of Indonesia.
SOURCE The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology; The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology