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The IMGA Launches Its Second Edition in Southeast Asia

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

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Call for entries for the IMGA SEA are opened. Singapore will host the ceremony during GameStart Asia 2017.

The call for entries is now open for the 2nd IMGA SEA competition, the globally recognized awards event celebrating the best mobile games in the region. Mobile and VR game developers, studios and publishers based in Southeast Asia are invited to submit their games. The deadline is at July 28, 2017.

“We are proud to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Eliphant LLC, Southeast Asia’s Game Convention for gamers. With Eliphant the IMGA sets up a unique B2B conference focusing on the business of eSports and innovation in games, such as VR/AR and Artificial intelligence. 4 days of gaming from 12 October-15 October in Singapore. You can’t afford to miss it!” said Maarten Noyons, CEO and founder of the IMGA.

GameStart Asia 2017, IMGA SEA 2017

GameStart Asia 2017

This year’s ceremony and after-party will take place in Singapore during GameStart 2017, Southeast Asia’s premier games convention.

“The IMGA has played an important role in recognizing outstanding mobile games and I am very happy to welcome IMGA SEA to GameStart 2017. This is an exciting partnership for us, as our objectives align perfectly – to discover and shine a spotlight on the games being developed in our region,” said Elicia Lee, Managing Director of GameStart Asia.

In the inaugural IMGA SEA competition last year, nearly 300 games were submitted from eight different countries. A total of 79 games were nominated as finalists, and 11 winning developers were awarded. The IMGA SEA has revealed amazing games like Sara is Missing and Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise. 

GameStart Asia 2017, IMGA SEA 2017

Indonesian game developer has successfully brought home one achievement. It is Tahu Bulat, a clicker game from Own Games, Bandung that has successfully got a Guilty Pleasure awards at last year’s event.

Submitted games will be played by juries who will decide which nominees move on to become finalists. The jury made up of the best gaming experts in Southeast Asia will then select the winners. Awarded games will automatically have a chance to win another prize during the 14th IMGA Global edition in San Francisco.

To be considered as nominees, submitted games must have been released after May 2016, or have not yet been published. Game submissions will only be accepted from the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Call for entries is now open, and you can submit your game through its official website, http://sea.imgawards.com/.

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Febrianto is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net and the Lead Editor of Gameprime.org. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.