Level Up KL 2016, Southeast Asia's Premier Gaming Event Is Happening Real Soon!

By Justin Chee on Oct 27, 2016

If you had a blast at the last year’s event, well...hold on to your seats as the organiser, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has just upped their ante for this year’s Level Up Kuala Lumpur. The 5-day regional game industry event, which aims to bring together legions of game developers, publishers, vendors and tech providers accelerates the purpose of sharing and learning about the industry and build a world-class gaming ecosystem in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

There will be 5 days of game-development related content covering both business and technical aspects of the industry, over 40 eclectic mix of local and international key players pouring in their invaluable experiences and international developers from all over the world making the trip out to recruit talents, network and form business partnerships! Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg! Read on to receive insights about what's going to happen in just a few more days!


The crème de la crème of Level Up KL 2016 consists of 2 full-day conferences featuring top industry players from around the world, covering both the business and technical facets of the game industry. They will be sharing their trials and tribulations to help you pave a better road in your gaming voyage. In addition, you will be given loads of insights on the opportunities and gaps in the industry which you could leverage and tap into. Seriously, you would not like to miss out these pros out! Check out the full list of speakers HERE!


With key industry players from all around the world together in one event, this is a rare opportunity to acquire content, outsource work, seek for projects and explore potential partnerships. While romanticizing the idea of creating games and refining eye-popping artwork, most game developers often forget the magic of networking which could catapult their ‘baby’ into gold. Do come with your business cards and start connecting with the best!  


IMGA SEA is an exciting new collaboration between IMGA, the leading independent mobile games competition, and MDEC, bringing the prestige of IMGA into the region for the first time ever. Be there to catch a glimpse of the movers and shakers who shaped the industry getting their recognized for their sweat and tears. More details at sea.imgawards.com.


Gathering the most promising young talents in South East Asia at MakeSpace KL, the SEA Game Jam is a 36-hour game jam organized by IGDA Malaysia, non-stop display of raw skill and creativity in the art of game-making in a collaborative environment following a theme. With prizes up to RM8000 cash and Oculus Gear VR at stake, you definitely want to a piece of this JAM! 


Hunting for talents for a new project, or digging for an exciting new project to work on? This program is designed so that indie developers can be connected with the right people to make a perfect team! Get yourself registered and start getting your ‘guild members’ to help you execute your project.


Launched at GDC2016, the Unity Certification Program recognises Unity developers on a global level. In Level Up KL, MDEC & Unity will be collaborating to hold one of the Unity Certification locations in South East Asia.

GameFounders Asia + DEMO DAY

Showcasing the most promising graduates from the 3-month accelerator program, the demo day will see aspiring studios pitching their project to regional investors seeking investment, funding and commercialization opportunities. Participants will be blown away with the insights and success stories on the gaming industry, from AI to VR by GameFounders, an incubation initiative for game developers.

2015 SEA Games Industry Initiative Report

SEA Games Industry Initiative Report creates greater visibility of the South-east Asian game industry and market, set to be the fastest-growing in the world for the next 5 years. It is undeniable that the facts and figures are important for developer to consider when they seek the next big hit or million dollar jackpot.

Hey, what are you still waiting for? Level Up yourself now by grabbing your tickets before they are sold out. For more information or to secure your seats on this premier gaming event, do check out their website: http://www.levelupkl.com.

Level Up KL is happening from the 5th to 9th of November so don't wait, act now! Schedule details here: http://www.levelupkl.com/schedule.php

Note: All photographs depicted here are derived from Level Up KL 2015. 

Source: IMGawards

Justin Chee
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Nerdgeek and sci-fi junkie with addictions to starship technologies and inorganic sentience. Advocate of energetics and forged from the fires of comic books and DOS games. Overseer of Gamehubs but wishes to be a purple megalomaniacal tentacle instead.
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