LEVEL UP KL is back again for it’s fifth year running! Yep. You read that right. FIFTH year!
The Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is bringing back the highly anticipated, regional gaming conference. The conference which highlights the Southeast Asian regions game development talent will be happening from 2 November to 10 November 2019 across Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
“We are proud to see Malaysia’s game ecosystem grow by leaps and bounds over the years; more so, being one of the primary drivers of this explosive growth. The strong attendance and demand we received from LEVEL UP KL 2018 were a testament to the healthy game market in Malaysia and Southeast Asia that we see today”
Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Vice President of Digital Creative Content, MDEC
The conference will kick off on 2 November 2019 with the SEA Game Jam, a 36 hour hackathon. The hackathon will see some of the region’s most ambitious developers create a game from scratch in the 36 hour period. Concurrently, LEVEL UP will also be kicking off masterclasses which will allow game developers to learn from some of the best in the industry. On 6 November, the main conference event will be kicking off in CECC in Bangsar South. This year, the main conference is set to be the stage for some of the largest announcements from the biggest names in the industry. In addition, the conference will have seminars and sharing sessions that will be open to those who are interested. You can get more information on the schedule and speakers for the conference on their official website: www.levelupkl.com.
The biggest announcement comes in the form of LEVEL UP PLAY, the conference’s first gaming convention. The convention will be happening from 9 November to 10 November 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The convention will see some of the largest local game developers gathering to show off their games! Studios such as Metronomik, Passion Republic Games, Magnus Games and Streamline Studios are already confirmed for the convention. In addition, we hear that international brands such as Disney, Marvel, Transformers, PlayStation and more will be at the convention. A number of esports leagues will also be holding their finals at the convention including Acer’s Predator League Malaysia. the convention are already on sale online at www.levelupplay.my.
What is LEVEL UP KL?
Yes, yes. We’ve been rambling about LEVEL UP KL without talking about who they are. We’re just THAT excited about the conference!
LEVEL UP KL is a platform hosted by MDEC every year to bring together some of the best in the gaming industry both locally and internationally. The conference has been hosted since 2014 and has become one of the region’s biggest.
For the first time ever, YOU can be a part of LEVEL UP! This year, MDEC is also hosting LEVEL UP PLAY, a gaming convention which is open to public. The convention will not only allow you have a taste of what some of the biggest studio have in store but you could also be working for some of the studios after it!
You can follow their socials for more information on the gaming conference.