SEA Game Awards

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.

Award Categories

These award categories focus on rewarding and recognizing innovation and excellence in the art of making games…

Grand Jury Award

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

Audience Choice Award

The Audience Choice award recognizes the game with the highest votes from the audience and players at LEVEL UP KL 2018

Rising Star Award

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

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 so on.

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 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 Storytelling

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

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 Student Game

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


Here are the rules and regulations for the SEA Game Awards.

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Please read the terms and conditions before submitting your games!


Good luck and all the best!