Level Up KL 2018 Day 2: Celebrated Winners of SEA Game Awards, SEA Game Jam & IPCC

Day 2 of Level Up KL 2018 bolstered the same amount of hype as it was on Day 1. Along with the informative panels by game professionals from all over the world to the exhibition filled with creative Southeast Asian games, it was the day of celebration for game development industry and our local esports industry!

The final day of Level Up KL 2018 also marked as the momentous day for the Southeast Asian game development industry where creative and innovative games are celebrated in the 2nd SEA Game Awards. Here are the full list of the winners:

Best Technology – Nightstream by Streamline Games

Best Visual Arts – She and The Light by Mojiken Studio

Best Game Design – Re:Legend by Magnus Games Studio

Best Audio – Songbird Symphony by Joysteak Studios

Best Storytelling – Coffee Talk by Toge Productions

Best Innovation – Simulacra: Pipe Dreams by Kaigan Games

Best Student Game – Terminus Lockdown from KDU University College

Audience Choice Award – Iteno by Why Creative

Best Rising Star – Songbird Symphony by Joysteak Studios

Grand Jury Award – No Straight Roads by Metronomik

More than 100 games were submitted for this year’s Intellectual Property Creators’ Challenge (IPCC) from amateur and professional game developers from all around Malaysia to support and grow the digital content market. Divided into two sub-categories which are the game prototype and commercial ready game, here are the grant recipients for the commercial ready game:

The Plight by Cellar Vault Games

Ageless by Bala Vicknesh a/l S Ravichanthiran

Rokudo by Heaven Tales Entertainment

Monsoon Merchants by Centaur Games

Mecha Royale Online by Illogical Games

Prior to the Level Up KL 2018 conference and exhibition, more than 95 jammers joined the SEA Game Jam to create a game under 36 hours. Here are the groups who prevailed the game jam:

Champion – It Will Be Mine by Team C

Team C’s members: Nikko Soetjoadi, Loh Chang Zhen, Haikal Izzuddin, Ruby Lee Hock Siang, Khor Zee Yee

First runner-up – Team E (Perfect Life)

Team E’s members: Chia Pek Harn, Muhammad Abdul Karim, Hafiz Azman, Syahami, Chew Tong Sim

Second runner-up – Team A (Chasing Dreams)

Team A’s members: Justin Oon Chun Xiong, Alvin Tjhie, Kevin Lau Lee Yong, Narendra Arief Nugraha, Sayeed Mohammad Muntasir, Aida Afiqah

During the occasion, Media Prima Digital and Kitamen successfully signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost the Malaysian esports industry into the next level. The momentous occasion was also witnessed by Youth & Sports Minister, YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood.

Congratulations to all the winners! For those who missed this year’s Level Up KL 2018, get ready to gear up for the upcoming Level Up KL 2019 on 2 November to 6 November 2019!