Our Telco Deep Dive series continues, but DNA founder Karamjit Singh sees a gaming catalyst for Asean as the big news for the week.
Games association leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have agreed to support the development of a SEA Games Industry survey, the Asean ‘Game Jam’ and GameFounders Asia in Kuala Lumpur.
National ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and GameFounders, the first gaming startup accelerator in Europe, said they would collaborate to bring a regional games accelerator to Malaysia.
Maxim de Wit, vice president of International at Global Mobile Game Confederation (GMGC), shares some thoughts and insights with Digital News Asia on emerging trends in the fast-growing mobile gaming scene and the role South-East Asia plays.
A unit of Singapore Internet venture accelerator Fatfish Internet Group Limited has acquired a stake in leading Malaysian mobile games studio AppXplore Sdn Bhd.
After spending the bulk of its efforts and time growing the animation, film and TV sectors of the creative multimedia industry, MDeC will now be focusing on driving the games and digital comics sector.
Malaysia's creative content industry is estimated to be worth RM16 billion (US$4.9 billion), according to Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
More than 34 local game developers and tertiary students participated in the CGM Game Jam 2013, an international game prototype development competition that was held from Dec 14-15 in Kuala Lumpur, said its organiser Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd.
Singapore's IAHGames Pte Ltd is teaming up with fellow homegrown mobile game developer Daylight Studios to introduce two new smartphone games in Singapore and other key South-East Asian markets.
Singapore's Crystal Horse Investments said it will be pumping US$250,000 in seed funding into Kuala Lumpur-based iOS games development and publishing company Nexx Studio.