Friday, August 11, 2023



On August 12, 2023, 3pm, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will launch the completed digital projects funded by its Comics, Animation, and Game Development Grant Program at the Cinema Palma, located at the 2/F Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Comics, games, and animated media featuring Filipino history, culture, social issues, and the environment are among the unique and creative digital initiatives.

Ranida Games' Sinag, a 1v1 fighting game featuring Philippine mythology; Synthillate's Pearls of Asia, a Philippine business simulator featuring strategies from renowned Filipino personalities; and Kendikorp's Gala, a casual exploration mobile game featuring iconic Filipino landmarks, are among the game development grantees.

Randy Valiente's Lalang Kalibutan, which depicts the account of how the world was created from a Visayan perspective, and, Ruel Enoya’s Bantugen, an adaptation from the Maranao epic Darangen is one of the comics awardees.

Other digital projects to be launched are: Bernardo Carpio, a digital Pinoy comic with augmented reality; Bulusan and Agingay: Iyak ni Mampak, a stop-motion animation film; Sulayman, a 2D digital animation, and Lola Basyang, The Animation.


The CCP Grants aim to generate original Intellectual Property (IP) content that reflects our country’s rich cultural heritage with its folktales, myths, and legends. This program hopes to stimulate the local creative economy by providing financial, technical, and educational support to our local creative businesses, content developers, artists, and students.


The next set of grantees under the animation, comics, and game development categories are expected to release their projects early next year. Grantees under the animation category are: Friendly Foes’ Makopa, Komiket Inc.’s Tungkung Langit at Laon Sina, Fizzbuzz, Inc.’s Tiki, and Lea Zoraina Sindao Lim’s Datu Pat i Mata.


Digital comics grantees are: Ethel Mae Reyes’ Tulogmatian, Julius Sempio’s Teduray, Alfred Ismael Galaroza’s Sinogo, Marco Sumayao’s Legend of Sleeping Beauty Mountain, and Anabelle Marie D. Laureola’s Sun says Moon says.


Game development grantees include: Metamedia Information Systems Corp.’s Treasure Seekers, Katakata Creative’s Kata, and Makiling Interactive Arts’ San Fernando.



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