MDEC to host premier gaming conference LEVEL UP KL 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced the return of LEVEL UP KL, an event that engages game developers, corporates, gamers and eSports communities.
Back for its fifth installment, the week-long LEVEL UP KL 2019 will take place from November 2 to 10 at various locations around 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,” said MDEC Digital Creative Content vice president Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, in a press statement.
He added, “In 2019, we strengthened our efforts to position Malaysia as a regional powerhouse for the games industry through the introduction of the Digital Content Ecosystem (DICE) strategy.
“LEVEL UP KL 2019 is another effort that validates Malaysia as the preferred destination for the regional game development ecosystem.
“It is the ‘Not-to-be-missed Event for 2019’ as it will be packed with so many exciting announcements and new content from both globally-recognised Malaysian studios and world-renowned companies!”
For the first time, LEVEL UP KL will feature events that cater to both the industry and general public, namely LEVEL UP KL BIZ and LEVEL UP KL PLAY. Both are complimentary to each other and will bring greater exposure to Malaysia’s constantly expanding game development industry.
LEVEL UP KL BIZ this year will serve as a platform for key announcements from local and international game developers, expert-led workshops, talks, business connections, awards, game creation and more.
LEVEL UP KL PLAY has the aim to become Malaysia’s ultimate game conference. The festival will feature various 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 game concert, the Who’s Who of video games, meet-and-greet activities, and so much more.