The biggest Game Dev Hangout yet
KUALA LUMPUR, 19th MARCH 2018 – Gameka, a Malaysian game development company, co-hosted the Game Dev Hangout KL 2018 March on Friday on the 16th of March 2018, at their Bangsar South office, which saw the largest attendance in the history of the event with over 200 attendees.
Game Dev Hangout is an event hosted by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Malaysia, as the place for local developers, students and video game enthusiasts to come together to showcase and talk about games.
The event was a resounding success. “It’s enjoyable to see game developers coming together to show their games and gain valuable feedback,” said Davendra, an IGDA volunteer. “It’s also an experience for people outside the industry to discover what game development is all about.”
As with the previous Hangouts, there was a great lineup of public game showcases, including Gameka’s very own Kluno: Hero Battle, NETTWORTH and Reactor Commander. NETTWORTH in particular attracted a lot of attention due to the news of a global USD10,000 cash prize competition, which will accompany the game’s launch in August 2018.
The attendees also crowded around Weyrdworks’ War Pods and Nightmorning’s History Inc. There was also a surprise board game showcase from the Centlus Board Game Exchange, which attracted a large crowd of board gamers.
With the astounding success of this edition of the Game Dev Hangout, it is clear that the local video games industry has a bright future ahead of it, thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of the Malaysian talents.
ABOUT IGDA MALAYSIA
Malaysia Chapter of The International Game Developers Association (IGDA).
The International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create video games.
IGDA’s mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.
Gameka is a Malaysian-based gamification service provider and digital game development company. Founded in 2015, Gameka aims to bring fun back into the workplace by developing practical and engaging solutions to drive company productivity.
For more information on Gameka, please visit http://www.gameka.my/
ABOUT GAMEKA’S DEAD STRAIGHT
Dead Straight is a fresh team of young game developers dedicated to delivering honest fun straight to you: no strings attached. Specializing in PC games on Steam, their first soon-to-be launched game is Reactor Commander.
Reactor Commander is an online multiplayer game where teams of battle-mechs fight a combined arms warfare in an ever-changing environment.
Starting as a small time worker in the big city with even bigger dreams. Opportunities are all around you, and will you one day make the climb into a better life? NETTWORTH is a tapping management game about winning in life with whatever means possible.
NETTWORTH is the fourth self published game by Gameka following Kluno: A Kid’s Dream, Kluno: Oogly’s Escape and Kluno: Hero Battle.
For more information on NETTWORTH, please visit http://nettworthgame.com/
ABOUT KLUNO: HERO BATTLE
Kluno: Hero Battle is a player vs player (PVP) hero arena where the battle is controlled by a match-3 game board. Collect, upgrade and form the best team of five to destroy the enemy team and their base.
Kluno: Hero Battle makes puzzle matching competitive for the first time ever!
Available now on Android. iOS version coming soon.
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