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(From left) Co-Founder of Magnus Studios DC Gan, MDEC Vice President of Digital Creative Content Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, and CEO of Kaigan Games Shahrizar Roslan at the LEVEL UP KL 2019 media briefing today.

KUALA LUMPUR: LEVEL UP KL 2019 returns for its fifth instalment, taking place from Nov 2 to Nov 10 at various locations around Kuala Lumpur.

An initiative under the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the event aims to engage game developers, corporates, gamers and eSports communities to learn, share and network.

“We are proud to see Malaysia’s game ecosystem grow by leaps and bounds over the years; more so, being one of the primary drivers of this explosive growth. The strong attendance and demand we received from LEVEL UP KL 2018 were a testament to the healthy game market in Malaysia and Southeast Asia that we see today,” said Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, MDEC Vice President of Digital Creative Content.

“In 2019, we strengthened our efforts to position Malaysia as a regional powerhouse for the games industry through the introduction of the Digital Content Ecosystem (DICE) strategy. LEVEL UP KL 2019 is another effort that validates Malaysia as the preferred destination for the regional game development ecosystem.

“It is the ‘Not-to-be-missed Event for 2019’ as it will be packed with so many exciting announcements and new content from both globally-recognised Malaysian studios and world-renowned companies,” he added.

For the first time, LEVEL UP KL will feature events that cater to both the industry and general public, namely LEVEL UP KL BIZ and LEVEL UP KL PLAY. Both are complimentary to each other and will bring greater exposure to Malaysia’s constantly expanding game development industry.

LEVEL UP KL BIZ will serve as a platform for key announcements from local and international game developers, expert-led workshops, talks, business connections, awards, game creation and more.

The inaugural LEVEL UP KL PLAY, meanwhile, is a two-day games festival will feature various activities, such as game-demos of soon-to-launch AAA and indie titles for both PCs and consoles, Grand Finals for multiple esports leagues, a video game concert, the Who’s Who of video games, meet-and-greet activities, and so much more.

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