The biggest game industry event in Indonesia, BEKRAF Game Prime will be back for the fourth edition this year. Last year, BEKRAF Game Prime 2018 marked a new history for Indonesian game industry. The three-day game conference and exhibition attracted more than 16,000 attendees from across Indonesia and Southeast Asia. That makes BEKRAF Game Prime 2018 not only Indonesia’s biggest game industry event but also one of the top class game industry events in Southeast Asia.
This year, once again, Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy (Badan Ekonomi Kreatif, BEKRAF) will collaborate with INSIDEA Network and Indonesian Game Association (Asosiasi Game Indonesia, AGI) to make BEKRAF Game Prime 2019 even bigger and better. BEKRAF Game Prime 2019 will be held in three days and divided into one Business Day on July 12th in Ayana Midplaza Hotel, and two Public Days (July 13th and 14th) in Balai Kartini Expo Hall, Jakarta.
On its Business Day, BEKRAF Game Prime 2019 will gather all of the Indonesian and international game industry’s stakeholders to share their knowledge and build a network for future collaboration. In Business Day, there will be sessions by local and international experts covering a variety of topics.
Last year, there were some international game industry experts and local studios such as Ian Purnomo (Sony Interactive Entertainment), Wan Hazmer (Metronomik) and Elizabeth Galuh (Streamline Games) that came and shared their insight. For this year, the organizer aims to level up the quality of the conference by inviting more international guests.
On Public Day, thousands of gamers will gather and play all day long in hundreds of booth available on site. Some local companies will showcase their latest products, and around 50 curated Indonesian indie game developers will share their latest projects. Visitors will be entertained not only by digital games, but by VR experience, Board Game, Toys, Cosplay performance, Artist Alley, eSports competition, and much more entertainment.
As part of its tradition, every year BEKRAF Game Prime will give Game Prime Awards to some of the best Indonesian game developers who already made a big hit in one year round. This will be a form of appreciation for them, so they can help the industry to accelerate faster in the coming years.
This year’s event theme “Game is the Future of Sport, Entertainment and Business” is a representation of the fast-moving of the gaming industry trend in the world. A survey from AppAnnie and Newzoo states that Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), eSports, and serious games are becoming a bigger business year by year. BEKRAF Game Prime 2019 aims to be a benchmark for Indonesian and Southeast Asia game industry and helps them to compete and dominate the global market.
“Nowadays, game is not just an entertainment,” said Monica Kansy, Chief Event and Community Officer of INSIDEA. “Game is existed in almost all aspect of our life, from education, business to sports,” she added.
“Through BEKRAF Game Prime 2019, we want to show how the game industry state is for now and for the future. We hope that the Indonesian game industry’s stakeholders can prepare themselves well so they can be a key player in this huge Indonesian market. We also want to show the true potential of games and change the people’s mainstream mindset which assume that playing games is a bad and unimportant activity,” she ended.
Indie game developer registration is now open!
The indie game showcase is one of the main highlights of BEKRAF Game Prime 2019. This area aims to be a great place for Indonesian game developer to show their latest project, get better media exposure, and get direct feedback from their potential users.
Every year, BEKRAF Game Prime’s committee opens the registration for indie developers from around Indonesia. Every Indonesian game developers can submit their game and later will be curated to get the top 50. These top 50 will get a free booth to exhibit their games in two Public Days held in Balai Kartini, Jakarta. If you are Indonesian indie game developers and interested to join us, you can register your game through the link below.
Indie game registration: https://event.gameprime.org/b2c/exhibitor
The registration will be open until June 1st. After that, a group or curator will select the best 50 to exhibit their game In BEKRAF Game Prime.
Edited by Devi