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Business News! 01/11/18

by GameStart Asia

Sega x Numskull Designs

SEGA has announced a partnership with Numskull Designs that will bring a ton of new merchandise to the just opened, SEGA Shop!  The SEGA Shop is the definitive shopping portal for SEGA themed merchandise with a range of Numskull developed products available to purchase. These will include t-shirts, beanies, snapbacks, socks, pin badges, mugs and more from some of gaming’s most iconic brands. The new launch range comprises a mix of iconic SEGA properties including Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage and Yakuza, alongside classic SEGA retro consoles; the Mega Drive, and Dreamcast.

Head over to www.segashop.co.uk or www.segashop.eu to sign up for more information and to get 15% off on your first order.

Tekken World Tour heads to Amsterdam

This year’s Tekken World Tour (TWT) will conclude in Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 1st and 2nd. The two days of competition will reignite old rivalries and create new ones as world-class Tekken players from the Americas, Europe, and Asia-such as Knee, Saint, Anakin, HighLow, JDCR, Tissuemon, Qudans and more, come together to determine who’s the best Tekken 7 player in the world. The event will be live-streamed worldwide exclusively on Twitch (Twitch.tv/Tekken).

With prize money on-the-line, the stakes for ultimate victory at the Tekken World Tour 2018 Finals will be high. Players wishing to participate, but who have not qualified through placement tournaments during the regular TWT season, will have the opportunity to compete in a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) event to be held on December 1st at The Theater Amsterdam, this year’s venue for the Tekken World Tour 2018 Finals event. The LCQ will consist of 256 player slots; competitors will vie for the top spot which will qualify them to enter the main event taking place on December 2nd as one of 20 finalists competing for the coveted title of Tekken World Tour 2018 champion.


The International Mobile Gaming Awards were held last week and the winners of the third edition of the regional competition in Southeast Asia have been announced. A panel of entrepreneurs, industry experts, and top developers selected 11 winning games from a shortlist of 75 nominees. Hamsterdam, made by Muse Games from Taiwan, succeeded in capturing two awards in this year’s competition: Excellence in Gameplay and Best Technical Achievement. Full list below.

Best Multiplayer Game: Billion Lords, Auer Media, Taiwan

Best Quickplay Game: Holy Ship, Altitude Games, Philippines

Excellence in Gameplay: Hamsterdam, Muse Games, Taiwan

Excellence in Storytelling: OPUS: Rocket of Whispers, SIGONO INC., Taiwan

Best Technical Achievement: Hamsterdam, Muse Games, Taiwan

Excellence in Visual Art and Design: Behind the Screen, 18Light Game Ltd, Taiwan

Best Upcoming Game: Gospel of Satan, Fla Game Studio, Taiwan

Excellence in Innovation: Qinoto, Katie Huang (Studio Flip), Taiwan

Excellence in Audio: Valz, Klappanome, Indonesia

People’s Choice Award: Dragon Project, GoGame, Vietnam

Jury’s Honorable Mention: Tales of Abbie, Marcin Majchrzak, Thailand

GlobalStep Acquires Testology

GlobalStep, a world leader in technology services to the Games Industry, announced its acquisition of Testology

Pursuant to the acquisition, Mr. Andy Robson the Founder and Managing Director of Testology, has resigned from the firm to pursue new opportunities. “I’m very impressed by the strong vision and passion for excellence which GlobalStep brings to the games industry.  It is precisely the fresh direction that Testology needs at this juncture. I know that the combined organization will do an amazing job in creating value for its clients” said Mr. Robson.

All Testology employees will continue in their current roles. The company, now known as GlobalStep, will continue to operate from its existing location in Aldershot which is in close proximity to Guildford, a games industry hub.

“I am very pleased to welcome Testology personnel into the GlobalStep family” said Gagan Ahluwalia, CEO of GlobalStep. “Testology has robust QA capability, mature processes and a very competent team of service delivery personnel. It’s an excellent platform for GlobalStep to deploy its best in class QA and technology service capabilities for its clients in the UK and the rest of Europe.”

“Furthermore, our local presence in the UK will now provide us with an excellent means to integrate our global capabilities from Montreal and India in a localized context.”

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