The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) announced that it is working with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to establish a new Digital Content Ecosystem (DICE) policy to strengthen the local digital content industry and ultimately position Malaysia as the leader in digital content creation and production in the region.
Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo said, “Malaysia, which sits in the heart of Southeast Asia is well poised to further grow and solidify its position as the games development hub of the region.
“Malaysia is attractive to digital content and creative tech studios due to its youthful demographic, access to talent with cultural influences from both the East and West and a higher education system that has a focused tech-track.”
“MDEC, through our Creative Content Team, has been working hard to grow the local creative content industry over the past few years. This has resulted in Malaysia enjoying a head-start in digital content development in the region and Malaysia’s talents and creative IP’s are gaining global recognition. The DICE strategy will help to unleash the talent of our digital content and drive faster growth.”
Malaysia is also now home to the biggest digital content industry platforms in Southeast Asia such as Kre8tif (covering animation, VFX, new media) and Level Up KL (covering games, interactive media, AR/VR).
LEVEL UP KL is an annual Southeast Asia Games Developers conference led by the MDEC to drive the growth of the games industry in Malaysia and the region. It is the premier platform for the region that brings together local, regional, and international community of games developers, publishers, and technology providers to gather, learn, and share the latest information of content development technologies and business trends in the industry.
LEVEL UP KL 2019 is the 5th iteration of the LEVEL UP KL Conference that will happen from November 6 to 10, 2019.