Samsung is Selfie obsessed, with everything from their stunt at the Oscar’s last year to the new ads which portray famous paintings as Self-Portraits. It’s not stopping there, at the TAIPEI GAME SHOW 2015 from January 28th to February 1st, cos-players from Tower of Savior dawned Samsung handsets and snapped shots with the crowd.
Tower of Saviors is a mobile game developed by a Hong Kong based developer called Mad Head Limited. Tower of Savior is a combination of a match 3 game and an Role Play Game (RPG). The characters come from various mythologies and cultures.
At the Taipei Game Show CosPlay was in full swing as for the first time they included a CosPlay contest. I got to check out a few ladies up on stage, observing the crowds is fascinating, but what blew my mind was when the girls were given Samsung smartphones and took Selfies. They did a combination of crowd shots in the background, but then moved on to posing with the logo facing towards the audience. The CosPlayers appear to be holding Samsung A Series handsets.
As a little aside, I actually got curious one weekend and dressed up as Sailor Moon.
ToS was having a competition to find a brand ambassador, and the massive crowds you see below on the first day of the show were nothing compared to Sunday when the finalists dawned the stage.
Samsung has also recently launched a campaign around Selfies and their camera, the NX Mini, where famous Self Portraits are re imagined as Selfies. The ads below show self-portraits by Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Albrecht Dürer.
The Taipei Game Show 2015 had record numbers during its January 28-Feb 1st with over 430,000 people passing through the gates this has been a record year for the Games Show. If you’re wondering what the atmosphere was like, we snapped a few shots around the show floor.
The big draw was on Sunday the StarCraft II: Hear of the Swarm competition in the Intel Extreme Masters Taipei, which is a global gaming tournament.
Players from Taiwan faced off against competitors from South Korea and the Netherlands for a cash prize of US$75,000 and two tickets to the IEM world championship slated for March in Katowice, Poland.