With the 5th year and 5th time for Level Up Inc. to make a huge conference for game developers. Although this time, they made 2 events to suffice both gamers and game developers. This time, Level up KL got the recognition they deserve by having the top of the line developers giving talks in their event.
The people who will be attending the event are from worldly known developers, Larian Studios and Streamline Media Group; long-time industry stalwart, Kurechii; and multi-channel content producer, Media Prima Digital. All of them took the stage to share their latest industry-rocking updates and achievements.
During the event’s opening ceremony, Surina Shukri, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), shared, “Our next milestone is to position Malaysia as Southeast Asia’s games development powerhouse, validating our nation as the preferred destination for this empowering industry. As Malaysia has an enormous pool of local talents capable of developing games enjoyed by the world, right from our own backyard, I am absolutely confident that we will hit that milestone very soon. Recognizing this latent potential, our government recently allocated RM20 million in funding, from the 2020 National Budget, to MDEC for the development of the digital content creation industry. This is a clear statement of intent that Malaysia has the drive, and the means, to become a powerhouse in the game development industry.”
Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Vice President of Digital Creative Content at MDEC added: “Malaysia has set its eyes on becoming the Southeast Asia’s hub for the games industry since 2015 – that was when LEVEL UP KL was first initiated. Four years on, today, our platform is the chosen stage for renowned international and local companies to demonstrate their innovations and tap on our expertise to help them grow. This very act is a testament of Malaysia’s thriving games ecosystem and how it is ready to level up and achieve greatness.”
Larian Studios emphasizes that Malaysia is the most-sought after location for the games industry as Larian announces their expansion plans for Southeast Asia and we will lead you towards it!
Streamline Media Group also announce their upcoming game Bake ‘n Switch. This includes early access to Steam for all players and its recent achievements in Reboot Red, winning three awards,
- Game of the Year
- Outstanding Gameplay
- Visual Excellence
Reboot Red is an international game development conference that features a lot of popular and sometimes uncover some of the most most hyped potential games. Other than that, Streamline Media Group also announced an all-new brand, Day Zero – a quality assurance and localisation division. This new team will be working closely with other Streamline divisions to build multiple game products simultaneously while offering services to the global games industry.
In this year’s LEVEL UP KL BIZ 2019, a lot of the other local talents from Malaysia also made their appearance.
- Kurechii announced its latest progress as a game developer with their latest title Kings League II on Apple Arcade and Steam!
The fifth edition of the LEVEL UP KL, LEVEL UP KL BIZ 2019 was organised by MDEC and has been known to play a critical part in Malaysia’s efforts to drive the digital content industry forward. This is both in line with and enhanced by the Digital Content Ecosystem (DICE) strategy as announced in early-August 2019.
LEVEL UP KL BIZ 2019, taking place from 2 – 8 November, also saw a variety of industry focused activities, such as Masterclass Workshops, discussion panels, business connections, game creations, and so much more. All these to drive forward and transform the games ecosystem of Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
As a follow up to LEVEL UP KL BIZ 2019, the inaugural LEVEL UP KL PLAY 2019 will be held on 9 and 10 November 2019. The goal is to create a major public engagement platform that will act as Malaysia’s ultimate games conference.
The two-day games festival will feature multiple activities, such as game-demos of soon-to-launch AAA and indie titles for both PCs and consoles, grand finals for multiple esports leagues, a video games concert, panels and workshops by the Who’s Who of video games, and meet-and-greet activities.
If you are interested to buy the tickets, you can purchase them online or onsite during both days