LEVEL UP KL will host the Southeast Asia (SEA) Game Awards for the 2nd year in running! The awards aim to recognize and celebrate the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games from around this region in addition to upholding creative and technical excellence in the Southeast Asian video game industry!
All together, 10 award categories are up for grabs for outstanding, artistic, creative, technical and gameplay achievements by SEA game IPs.
These award categories focus on rewarding and recognizing innovation and excellence in the art of making games…
The Grand Jury Award recognizes the overall best game unanimously selected by the juries.
The Audience Choice award recognizes the game with the highest votes from the audience and players at LEVEL UP KL 2018
The Rising Star Award recognizes the most anticipated game to be released by a new game studio.
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.
The Best Visual Art recognizes the overall excellence of visual art in a game – including art direction, animation, modeling, character design, texture creation, and so on.
The Best Game Design recognizes the overall excellence of design in a game including gameplay mechanics, playability, play balancing and level design.
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.
The Best Storytelling recognizes the game with the most outstanding storytelling and narrative development including plot construction, scenario, story and dialogue.
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.
The Best Student Game recognizes the overall best game developed by student(s) from the Southeast Asia region.
Below are the Finalists for SEA Game Awards 2018
Mecha Royale Online by Illogical Games from Malaysia
Metal Brave Arena 76 by Agate from Indonesia
Nightstream by Streamline Games from Malaysia
NETTWORTH: Life Simulation Game by Gameka from Malaysia
Re:Legend by Magnus Games Studio from Malaysia
Songbird Symphony by Joysteak Studios from Singapore
Karaz’s Conquest by Lek Chan from Malaysia
She and the Light Bearer by Mojiken Studio from Indonesia
Rising Hell by Tahoe Studio from Indonesia
Coffee Talk by Toge Productions from Indonesia
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story by Agate from Indonesia
Sakura no Gakkou by The Tangerine from Limkokwing University, Malaysia
Last Regiment by Boomzap from Singapore
Haywire Harvest by Glenmarie Games from KDU University College, Malaysia
Terminus Lockdown by Glenmarie Games from KDU University College, Malaysia
The Long Road Ahead by Cellar Vault Games from Malaysia
Ageless by Bala Vicknesh A/L S Ravichanthiran from Malaysia
Upin & Ipin Keris Siamang Tunggal The Game by Les’ Copaque Games Development Inc from Malaysia
WAKER by akirassasin from Dwi Emas International School, Malaysia
Tower Fortress by Keybol Games from Philippines
Own Coffee Shop by Own Games from Indonesia
The Plight: Prologue by Cellar Vault Games from Malaysia
Jack Axe by Keybol Games from Philippines
The 9th Gate by Spacepup Entertainment from Malaysia
Eximius: Seize the Frontline by Ammobox Studios from Malaysia
SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams by Kaigan Games from Malaysia
Faerie Afterlight by Clay Game Studio from Indonesia
AR Bounce by Spoko Games from Thailand
Kaliyuga: The Dark Ages by Morningstar Game Studios from Telkom University, Indonesia
Unstoppable Rex: AR Saga by Sandbox Global from Thailand
Hollywhoot by Joyseed Gametribe from Indonesia
Ocean Escape by Article Soft. from Asia Pacific University, Malaysia
A Dance of Fire and Ice by 7th Beat Games from Malaysia
No Straight Roads by Metronomik from Malaysia
King’s League II by Kurechii from Malaysia
DeLight by DreamTree Studio from Malaysia
Project Retrograde by Freemergency from Indonesia
BattleSky Brigade: TapTap by BattleBrew Productions from Singapore
ITENO by Why Creative from Malaysia
WarPods by Weyrdworks Studio from Malaysia
Here are the rules and regulations for the SEA Game Awards.