MDEC Signed Three MoUs To Level Up The Video Game Industry In Malaysia

The LEVEL UP KL 2022 event aims to turn Malaysia into a regional gaming hub.
(credit: MDEC)

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After running the event online for two years because of the pandemic, LEVEL UP KL is finally back in physical format. LEVEL UP KL or the Southeast Asia Game Developers Conference took place on 4 October and ends on 7 October 2022 aims to empower Malaysia’s digital video game industry towards becoming the regional gaming hub.

This is the 8th annual event organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (K–KOMM).

In this year’s LEVEL UP KL, MDEC signed three Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two local and one foreign company.

(From L-R) Datuk Fadzli Abdul Wahit, Head/Senior Vice President, Transformation of MDEC; Gopi Ganesalingam, Senior Vice President, Ecosystem Development, MDEC; Mohan Low, Director of Digital Creative Content, MDEC; Ts Mahadhir Aziz, CEO, MDEC; Raymond Foo, Senior Marketing Manager, SEA Gamer Mall; DC Gan, Managing Director Magnus Games Studio; Kadri Harma, CEO of Nine66 (credit: MDEC)

MDEC signed an MoU with Nine66, a Saudi Arab-based gaming company, to explore and promote game development collaboration between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. This includes providing overseas internship opportunities for local talent to enhance their skills and increase their global work exposure.

Besides that, MDEC signed an MoU with a local game studio, Magnus Games Studio to promote Metaverse initiatives and projects. The studio is the developer of Re:Legend, which is a simulation-RPG game that is heavily inspired by classics such as Rune Factory, Digimon World, Fantasy Life and Monster Rancher series.

MDEC will also collaborate with Magnus Games Studio at the upcoming Malaysia Digital Content Festival 2022 (MYDCF), where Magnus Games will support the marketing and promotion of MYDCF on their metaverse platform.

MDEC also signed an MoU with SEA Gamer Mall (SEAGM) to launch the Malaysia Game Fest (MGF). Driven by MDEC, MGF is aimed at promoting local game products and increasing IP commercialisation by leveraging on its Southeast Asian platform partners. The three-month campaign will start in October and end in December 2022.

With the recent opening of PlayStation Studios Malaysia in Petaling Jaya and the well-received GigaBash developed by Passion Republic, it seems the future video game industry here is looking brighter with each passing day.

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