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GameStart Indonesia 2018 Date Confirmed, Will be Held to Coincide with AFA 2018

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

By holding it in two different countries this year, can GameStart 2018 double its number of attendance?


For the first time, GameStart will be held in Indonesia to coincide with AFA 2018. When and where GameStart Indonesia 2018 will be held?

As the premier gaming convention in Southeast Asia, GameStart already brought the world-class game event excitement to Singapore for the past four years. Also for this year, Eliphant as the organizer already announced that GameStart 2018 will be back.

Not only in Singapore, but Eliphant is also ready to bring the excitement to Indonesia!

After confirming the GameStart 2018 Singapore’s date, currently, Eliphant also confirmed Indonesia’s event date. GameStart Indonesia 2018 will be held in Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD Tangerang on August 31, to September 2, 2018.

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This event will be held to coincide with Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2018 at the same place as part of the collaboration between Eliphant and SOZO, the organizer of AFA that was announced earlier this year.

Eliphant also states that they will announce more content in the near future. Maybe we can expect they will announce more while SOZO is being held the Creators Super Fest on the 12th to 13th May 2018 in Jakarta.

Ready to break the attendance record

GameStart Indonesia 2018

By holding it in two different countries, surely GameStart 2018 will break the last year’s attendance record. Held on October 14 & 15 at Suntec Convention Centre, GameStart 2017 welcomed a record with totals 24,000 local and overseas visitors, which is a 20% increase from 2016.

The event’s official live stream page, which was broadcasted on Twitch and Facebook Live, has received over 80,000 views online. The inaugural SEA Summit business conference was concluded successfully on October 12 and 13, with gaming scene insights from 46 industry experts across the world.

In GameStart 2018, visitors can look forward to a weekend full of fun activities and games across multiple platforms such as PC, mobile, console, and tabletop. The same activities held last year received big success and positive feedbacks.

GameStart Indonesia 2018

Esports, cosplay and Founders Base, which provides discounted booths for startups, artists, and indie developers to showcase their products, will likely to continue being the main attractions of the event.

SEA Major, the top fighting game tournament in Southeast Asia, will also return to GameStart. They prepare some game competitions like last years, such as Street Fighter Vand Tekken 7. More titles will be announced in the coming months on www.beastapac.com.

GameStart 2018 to be Held in October 2018, Also Coming to Indonesia

The Southeast Asia premier gaming convention, GameStart 2018 will return in October 2018! Eliphant as the organizer announced that they will also expand to Indonesia.

Can GameStart Indonesia 2018 reach this massive excitement?

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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.