The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) via its LEVEL UP KL initiative, announced the hosting of SEA Game Awards 2021. In its fifth iteration, the SEA Game Awards is set to recognise and celebrate the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games from the South-East Asian video game industry.
LEVEL UP KL is Malaysia’s premier annual game showcase, with the focus on highlighting the best of what the Malaysian and the wider Southeast Asia region’s game industry has to offer to the world.
MDEC Digital Creative Content Office Director Mohan Low said:
“SEA Game Awards is a celebration of indie game studios and budding game developers from the South-East Asian region.
While our region may be small, we’re a diverse community with so much to offer in terms of our stories, creativity, and technical skills.
The SEA Game Awards is an important cornerstone event for game developers in the region.
Each year we receive over 100 submissions and this year should be no different.
We are very excited to receive the submissions for the various categories and look forward to the best that the region has to offer.
The selection process will also be increasingly difficult as the quality and creativity from the region continues to rise and impress.”
Southeast Asian game studios and students involved in game development are encouraged to send in their submissions to be in the running to become one of the winners of the 10 categories available. The categories range from technical aspects of the game, such as sound and visual, to crowd and jury favourites.
Winners will be announced during the SEA Game Awards ceremony scheduled in November 2021 and will be broadcasted to the entire Southeast Asian region and live-streamed across various platforms. Shortlisted games will also be showcased at MY Digital Creativity Festival, a collaborative event between LEVEL UP KL and Kre8tif! to bring the latest South-East Asian games and animation to the public.
Submission ends on 13 August 2021.
|Grand Jury Award||Rising Star Award|
|Audience Choice Award||Best Technology|
|Best Visual Art||Best Game Design|
|Best Innovation||Best Storytelling|
|Best Audio||Best Student Game|
SEA Games Awards 2020 Winner List
|Grand Jury Award||Short Creepy Tales: 7pm|
|Rising Star Award||Fallen Knight|
|Audience Choice Award||Don’t Stop The Party|
|Best Technology||Bake ‘N Switch|
|Best Visual Art||Short Creepy Tales: 7pm|
|Best Game Design||Short Creepy Tales: 7pm|
|Best Storytelling||A Space For The Unbound|
|Best Audio||Love Esquire|
|Best Student Game||Don’t Stop The Party|
You can find out more about last year’s winners by heading to our article here.