As the biggest game industry conference in Southeast Asia, Level Up KL is always evolving with some new content added each year. One of them is the SEA Game Awards, the awards that has been around since 2017 aims to recognize and celebrate the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games from around this region in addition to uphold creative and technical excellence in the Southeast Asian video game industry.
In this third edition, SEA Game Awards 2019 will give recognition to some Southeast Asia games across 10 different categories. The categories are Grand Jury Award, Rising Star Award, Audience Choice Award, Best Technology, Best Visual Art, Best Game Design, Best Audio, Best Storytelling, Best Innovation, and Best Student Game.
After opening the call for entries in August until September, MDEC announced the top 50 finalists of the SEA Game Awards 2019. The final judging session will be held alongside Level Up KL 2019, and the winner will be announced in SEA Game Awards 2019 Ceremony at the end of the second day of the business conference, 8 November 2019.
Malaysian games dominate the list with a total of 26 games. Indonesia is also one of the countries that send a lot of finalists in this list with 13 games in total. There are also games from other SEA countries such as from the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
So, here are the finalists of SEA Game Awards 2019
- Towertale by MiSou Games from Philippines
- Rising Hell by Tahoe Games from Indonesia
- When the Past Was Around by Mojiken Studio from Indonesia
- Bake ‘n Switch by Streamline Games from Malaysia
- Forged of Blood by Critical Forge from Indonesia
- Echoes of You by KDU Glenmarie Games from Malaysia
- Meka Hunters by Illogical Games from Malaysia
- House of Ignotus by KDU Glenmarie Games from Malaysia
- Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds by SEMISOFT from Indonesia
- Academia: School Simulator by Squeaky Wheel from Philippines
- Disassembly VR by Khor Chin Heong from Malaysia
- Grand Guilds by Drix Studios from Philippines
- Juru Parkir: Indonesia Culture Game by Black Fox Studio from Indonesia
- Heroes Strike by Wolffun Game from Vietnam
- The Last Bug by 1Moby Studio from Thailand
- Project Darma by Anoman Studio from Indonesia
- Combat Wombat by Gameka from Malaysia
- Necronator: Dead Wrong by Toge Productions from Indonesia
- Super Jones by Techninier Sdn Bhd from Malaysia
- Pocket Family Dreams by Kooapps from Philippines
- My Lovely Wife by GameChanger Studio from Indonesia
- Eximius: Seize the Frontline by Ammobox Studios from Malaysia
- GigaBash by Passion Republic Games from Malaysia
- Battle of The Rim by Gamelobb Studio from Malaysia
- Aquaculture Land by Maulidan Games from Indonesia
- Brawl Quest: Alice Brigade by ThinkBIT Games from Philippines
- GoGoldCastle by Lusolab Entertainment from Malaysia
- Jack Axe by Keybol Games from Philippines
- Chandu VR: Tribute to the Malay Regiment by Virtual Reality FCM MMU from Malaysia
- Earth Atlantis by Pixel Perfex from Thailand
- Ageless by Balavicknesh A/L S Ravichanthiran from Malaysia
- DeLight by DreamTree Studio Sdn. Bhd. from Malaysia
- Jones: Jomblo is Happiness by Niji Games from Indonesia
- Zombie Soup by Aeonsparx Interactive Sdn. Bhd. from Malaysia
- The Plight by Cellar Vault Games from Malaysia
- BAYANI by Ranida Games from Philippines
- Retrograde Arena by Freemergency from Indonesia
- Rokudo by Heaven Tales Entertainment from Malaysia
- Aious by AIOUS Production from Indonesia
- Chinatown Detective Agency by General Interactive Co. from Singapore
- Alfen District by N2W Corporation Sdn Bhd from Malaysia
- Villa Sofia by Game Taiko Sdn Bhd from Malaysia
- Re: Legend by Magnus Games Studio from Malaysia
- MouseStone by Glow Production from Malaysia
- VALZ by Klappanome from Indonesia
- King’s League II by Kurechii from Malaysia
- Fires at Midnight by Persona Theory Games Sdn Bhd from Malaysia
- Monsoon Merchants by Centaur Games from Malaysia
- Ano: Journeys Through Tattoos by CtrlD from Malaysia
- Hexa Core by FE Games from Malaysia
For the first time, Level Up KL 2019 will be held in two different formats. The first format, Level Up KL Biz is a business conference and matchmaking just like Level Up KL we’ve known for the past four years. The Level Up KL Biz will be held in three days, 6-8 October 2019 at Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Bangsar South, Malaysia.
Alongside Level Up KL 2018, there is SEA Game Awards 2018 to recognize the best game in the Southeast Asia region. Here are the finalists!
The second format is the Level Up KL Play. The event is mainly focused on the consumers, where gamers from all across Southeast Asia and the world can enjoy some gaming demos, eSports tournaments, and more. There 50 finalists of the SEA Game Awards that will also exhibit their games in the event. The Level Up KL Play will be held after Level Up KL Biz, 9-10 November 2019 at KL Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Congratulations to the finalists!
Edited by Devi