LEVEL UP KL is hosting the SEA Game Awards for the 5th year in running! The awards is to recognize and celebrate the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games from the South-East Asian video game industry.

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Award Categories

Grand Jury Award

The Grand Jury Award recognizes the overall best game unanimously selected by the juries.

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes the most anticipated game to be released by a new game studio.

Audience Choice Award

The Audience Choice Awards recognizes the game with the highest votes from the audience and players at LEVEL UP KL 2021 Online.

Best Technology

The Best Technology recognizes the overall excellence of technology in a game – that creatively uses advanced technologies, multiplayer including graphics programming, artificial intelligence and networking.

Best Visual Art

The Best Visual Art recognizes the overall excellence of visual art in a game- including art direction, animation, modeling, character design, texture creation and more.

Best Game Design

The Best Game Design recognizes the overall excellence of design in a game including gameplay mechanics, playability, play balancing and level design.

Best Innovation

The Best Innovation recognizes the single game that demonstrates true innovation, advances the state of the art, and pushes the boundaries of games as an expressive medium.

Best Storytelling

The Best Storytelling recognizes the game with the most outstanding storytelling and narrative development including pot construction, scenario and story dialogue.

Best Audio

The Best Audio recognizes the overall excellence of audio in a game inclusive of sound effects, musical composition & score, original song, licensed soundtrack, sound design, orchestration etc.

Best Student Game

The Best Student Game recognizes the overall best game developed by student(s) from the Southeast Asia region.

Timeline

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10th – 25th September
25th September
5th – 9th October

Level Up KL 2021

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Finalists will be gifted with free access to the Business Connection Program happening in September. There, they will be able to connect with investors, publishers and potential partners. They will also be showcased at the MY Digital Creativity Festival virtual gamified expo.​

Winners will be announced during MY Digital Creativity Festival at the SEA Game Awards ceremony, where there will be special guest appearances and performers. The ceremony will be livestreamed for all to see.

REGISTRATION

Please read the terms and conditions before submitting your games. For questions or more information, please contact us at [email protected]com 

Good luck and all the best!

Registration for 2021 have ended

Register with us now!

Please read the terms and conditions before submitting your games. For questions or more information, please contact us at [email protected]com 

Good luck and all the best!

Registration for 2021 have ended

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MY Digital Creativity Festival is a combined animation and game community based virtual festival to celebrate the digital creative content industry ecosystem in Malaysia and the rest of South-East Asia throughout the month of September 2021.

Beginning in 2015, LEVELUP KL initially started as an event specifically for participants from within the gaming industry. In 2019, LEVELUP KL opened their doors to the public audience for the first time, creating an inclusive community where everyone can experience the latest game related content and share their love and appreciation for the gaming industry.

Having been around since 2009, Kre8tif! has maintained a strong dedication to gathering industry participants from the animation and design industry, with 2021 being their first major event with public attendees.

Both LEVELUP KL and Kre8tif! share the objectives of:

  • Driving business opportunities for our local games and animation industry
  • Being a promotional platform for our local product and services to public and potential investors & buyers (broadcasters / publishers)
  • Being a platform to invite local & regional companies to promote Malaysia digital creative industry for future investment opportunities;
  • To promote and educate the masses on the Digital Economy, specifically digital content careers and entrepreneurial opportunities

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) with a close to 25-year track-record of successfully leading the ICT and digital economy growth in Malaysia. LEVELUP KL and Kre8tif! are both initiatives organized and run by MDEC.

The beneficiaries of the LEVELUP KL and Ke8tif! programmes are industry players within the gaming and animation ecosystem, such as studios, publishers and learning institutions, and all Malaysians.