Level Up KL 2017 Sets to Start, Bringing Game Industry Veterans to Share Their Insights

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

Being one of the biggest gaming conferences in Southeast Asia, here are some contents of Level Up KL for this year.

Level Up KL is one of the biggest business game conferences in Southeast Asia. Here are some contents of this year’s event that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2017.

As one of the biggest game conferences in Southeast Asia, Level Up KL keeps evolving every year. For this year’s event, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) as the organizer has prepared some contents. Level Up KL will be held at Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 4th to 9th of November, 2017.

So, what are the contents for this year’s event? Here’s a brief summary.


Industry Conference

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The main event consists of 2-day full conferences, 7th and 8th of November 2017. This session is going to feature top industry players from around the world, covering both the business and technical facets from various game development platforms, ranging from mobile, PC to console.

Some notable speakers already confirmed to give their insights at this session, such as Luis Cataldi (Epic Games), Wan Hazmer (Square Enix), Danny Koo (Marvel Entertainment) and Brian Recktenwald (Naughty Dog). You can check out the full conference schedule through the official site.


Business Connection Program (BCP)

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BCP is business matching platform to built network, connect and explore potential business opportunities with the participating companies. This year, the organizer will be inviting game development communities from Southeast Asia to take part in this program.

In this program, you can meet participating companies from key mobile and console platform, top regional game publishers, studio producers to outsource their projects and experience game development studios. Surely it is one of the perfect platforms to grow your business. To participate in this session, you can register yourself through the official site.


SEA Game Jam

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SEA Game Jam is a 36-hour game jam organized by IGDA Malaysia held in conjunction with LEVEL UP KL 2017. In this session,  game developers from across the Southeast Asia region will be working together to create games in a collaborative environment following a theme.

Besides the collaboration, the participants will compete to win the prize and also IP acquisition by Media Prima Digital.


Technical Workshop

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Besides the conference, participants can also join the technical workshop to level up their game development skills. There will be 3 workshop sessions that you can participate. They are:

  • Game Design Workshop (by May Ling Tan, Game Designer from EA Motive Montreal)
  • Environment Art Creation For AAA Games (by Brian Recktenwald, Environment Artist from Naughty Dog)
  • Concept Art Design Workshop (by Yong Jin Teo, Senior Concept Artist from EA Motive Montreal)

And also, you can register to attend the partner track through the official site.


SEA Game Awards

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SEA Game Awards is organized by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and supported by Media Prima Labs. The objective of this award is to give recognition for the outstanding, artistic, creative, technical and gameplay achievements in the games industry in the Southeast Asia Region.

Shortlisted submissions are eligible for one complimentary showcase booth, two conference passes and one Business Connection Program pass @ LEVEL UP KL Conference 2017 on the 6-8 November 2017.


Showcase & Exhibition

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The finalist of the SEA Game Jam will exhibit their games in this section together with the other indies games developer studios. And also, other games industry related companies will be showcasing their product and services.

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Networking Night

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Networking Night is a great chance to search and meet new partners for the future collaboration. All guests, speakers and attendees can join this session to meet new friends, enjoy good food, music and show performance.

Image source: Official Site. Edited by Devi




About Writer

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.