LEVEL UP is an initiative that MDEC created to spur the growth of the Malaysian games developer community. It brings together some of the best minds in the industry to collaborate, learn, and grow from each other in the week-long annual event.

WHAT WE DO

  • Provide information on the latest happenings in the Malaysian & Southeast Asian games industry.
  • A platform for anyone wishing to get into or collaborate with the Southeast Asia games industry.
  • A communication platform for all players in the games industry to connect to the industry.
  • Skill up talents in the industry by running various programmes and activities such as LEVEL UP Apprentice, LEVEL UP @Schools, Masterclass Workshops & Game Dev Hangouts amongst others.
  • Support a robust games industry eco-system for Malaysia & the Southeast Asia region through partnerships & collaboration with partners across the eco-system.
  • OUR GOAL

    A healthy & thriving games industry eco-system in the Southeast Asia region.

    Connecting the game community together encompassing every part of the industry from design, development, publishing, marketing, distribution or retail all the way through to media, freelancers and students.

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    Invest in Malaysia


    As the world’s fastest growing games region and the 8th largest games market in the world, Southeast Asia is today a key battleground for global players in the games space. And Malaysia provides the best value for expanding your games business throughout SEA!


    Malaysia is an ideal landing zone into the SEA market thanks to its strong gaming culture, publishers with regional reach, strong online connectivity and SEA payment infrastructure and English being widely spoken all over the country!

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    LEVEL UP KL


    In 4 short years, LEVEL UP KL has become Southeast Asia’s premier industry event for game developers! With the objective of bringing together both local and international players to the regional game development scene in Southeast Asia, LEVEL UP KL also provides a platform for players in the industry to interact, learn and share knowledge.

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    LEVEL UP PLAYONE


    In 4 short years, LEVEL UP KL has become Southeast Asia’s premier industry event for game developers! With the objective of bringing together both local and international players to the regional game development scene in Southeast Asia, LEVEL UP KL also provides a platform for players in the industry to interact, learn and share knowledge.

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    LEVEL UP SPACEBAR


    In 4 short years, LEVEL UP KL has become Southeast Asia’s premier industry event for game developers! With the objective of bringing together both local and international players to the regional game development scene in Southeast Asia, LEVEL UP KL also provides a platform for players in the industry to interact, learn and share knowledge.

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    LEVEL UP SPACEBAR BEYOND


    LEVEL UP SPACEBAR : Beyond Entertainment is a special online edition of LEVEL UP KL, it is a two full days event with business meetings and conference. The online platform is designed to connect international games industry with the top SEA game companies in the area of Beyond Entertainment.

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    LEVEL UP Inc


    Fully equipped with a high-end game lab and boasts an impressive regional and corporate partnership including Google, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Unity Technologies, Discovery Nusantara Capital, Nitro.Live, Tokyo Contents Incubation Center and Media Prima Labs.

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    Esports & Healthy Gaming


    With Esports being a multi-billion dollar industry & Malaysians being quite successful in this front and a growing games industry, LEVEL UP MY is creating awareness on Healthy Gaming – that playing games is not a bad thing, and can instead help students with critical thinking and competitiveness!


    The plan is to highlight role models from the gaming community, creating a framework for a safe area for gamers such as Kitamen’s gaming outlets and Esports centres and lastly, to build the right media perception and awareness on gaming.


    With collaborations announced with Kitamen, LEVEL UP MY plans to further collaborate with partners & ecosytem players to see how everyone can work together in creating the right environment towards healthy gaming.

    To collaborate, contact us today

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    Business Development Support


    We are constantly looking for diverse and global partnerships with industry players in building a solid games industry eco-system for Malaysia and the Southeast Asia region.


    We currently have partnerships in place with players across the eco-system from Incubation, development to commercialisation partners such as Sony Interactive, S&E, TSI, TCIC, TSA, Media Prima and most of the game associations in Southeast Asia.

    To collaborate, contact us today

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    Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC)


    Meet our companies!


    As part of what we offer, we connect you to our companies & help broaden your business base today.


    Our companies include 30 global game start-ups having accelerated from Malaysia, thereby successfully positioning Malaysia as a Game Hub.

    Get connected today.