LEVEL UP KL is an annual Southeast Asia games industry event by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and now its fourth iteration – LEVEL UP KL 2018 is being held at Bangsar South! As part of the 5-days event, the 2-day conference is live today (October 30) and tomorrow (October 31), allowing several local studios to introduce their latest game projects.
Here we have some of the biggest announcements:
- Datum Tap
NightMorning Studios Sdn Bhd. has launched a very unique mobile game on stores titled Datum Tap. It requires players to collect wooden planks in the game, then actual planks will be translated and donated by DatumCorp (a subsidiary of PKNS) to Epic Society (an organization that helps in building homes for the orang asli communities). You can find more information about the game at their official site.
- No Straight Roads
The upcoming No Straight Roads is a unique PC and PS4 action game directed by Wan Hazmer (lead game designer of FFXV) and Daim Dziauddin (concept artist of Street Fighter V). The game allows players to change the world by transforming certain props into weapons using the power of music. Players’ play will also bring changes to the music as it shifts between rock and EDM. You can check out the details of the game here.
- EXIMIUS: Seize The Frontline
Launched on Steam recently, EXIMIUS: Seize The Frontline is a strategic action shooter that combines FPS gameplay with RTS elements. The game features a competitive 5v5 team battles where players square off in a post-apocalyptic urban environment. We have covered the game previously so check it out here!
CryptantCrab is a blockchain PvP game that is designed around virtual crabs where you can use to collect, mutate, battle and trade. Players who hatch a CryptantCrab will become the exclusive owners of it. The objective is simple: to create the ultimate CryptantCrab. More details of the game are available here.
As an addition, the developer of CryptantCrab – iCandy Interactive signs a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with MDEC to encourage the use of blockchain in video games development. Guess we will see more blockchain-powered games in Malaysia and the region soon!
LEVEL UP KL continues to grow each year and has seen several studios including indie game studio Kaigan Game (Sara is Missing) and Magnus Studio (Re:Legend) made successful debut over the years. The SEA Game Awards 2018 will also see 40 outstanding finalists from 105 game submissions to compete in 10 award categories including Best Visual, Best Game Design and Best Storytelling.
The award ceremony for SEA Game Awards will take place on October 31. while there are still many games being showcased at the venue until tomorrow. You can find more information about the event on their official site!