13 – 14 October 2018
Suntec Convention Centre

Partners

All That Matters

Partner Event

The fan is in control. The Music, Sports, Gaming, Online Media and Marketing industries are now powered by their fans who are faced with infinite entertainment choices. If your business is to engage and entertain this audience, then the award-winning All That Matters 2018 is for you! Back at the Ritz-Carlton from 7-9 September, Branded is proud to present a distinguished and diverse line-up of world-class speakers who will offer a unique perspective on a converged entertainment mediaverse. In 2016, All That Matters brought over 1,200 executives from 30+ countries to tune into 172 speakers across the week. Take a look at our 2018 Event Summary for more details.
 

BEast of the East

esports & live production partner

The BEast of the East team is made up of skilled individuals who have international and extensive experience in both gaming and esports, and have come together with the goal of building up the esports ecosystem in Asia. We ourselves are gamers, and are very excited about the future of esports, where we see huge potential for aspiring professional gamers, game developers looking to push the longevity of your games, and brands who want to be a part of this exciting and ever-evolving industry. We are happy to talk about esports, so don’t be shy and get in touch!
 

Busan Indie Connect Festival

Partner Event

The Busan Indie Connect Festival (BIC Fest) is a global indie game festival held annually in Busan, South Korea. Independent games push our industry forward. They bring out and showcase the best in us: The blood, sweat, and passion of millions of developers from all around the world.

Doujin Market

Partner Event

Doujin Market is Singapore’s largest community curated youth arts and illustration fair. The event celebrates doujin – fan communities passionate about creating art, the original and derivative fan works that they produce, and their aspirations for self-publishing comics, games, manga, music and stories. It takes place annually on the first weekend of May, in conjunction with World Doujin Day.

Duniaku Network

Media Partner

A youth media that focuses on technology, game, movie, and Japanese pop-culture. Readers are mostly millenials and live in big cities in Indonesia. Duniaku prides itself as currently the #1 media for game, cartoon, and comics in Indonesia.

Geek Culture

Media Partner

Geek Culture is a collective bunch of geeks who love to share their passion with the rest of the world. Just like the Beholder they have adopted as their mascot, they have both depth and width of geeky topics they cover. If you have grown up with a steady diet of all things related to video games, Star Wars, Star Trek, sci-fi, gadgets, toys, Transformers one way or another, this will be your second home.

Game Prime

Partner Event

Formed in 2015, BEKRAF (BADAN EKONOMI KREATIF) is an Indonesian government agency responsible for the nation’s creative economy. It aims to accelerate the growth of Indonesian game industry by actively engaging its key players. In order to fulfill that aim, BEKRAF operates in two directions. Inward, it strives to improve the skill and quality of local game developers to be compete in the global market and stresses local content for products aimed at the local market. Outward, BEKRAF helps local developers form connections and partnerships with international players of the industry, as well as showcase hidden gems to bring them exposure they otherwise couldn’t get. BEKRAF’s strong support for this event is one of its efforts in the acceleration of the Indonesian game industry, which it hopes to continue doing for years to come.

Taipei Game Show

Partner Event

TAIPEI GAME SHOW 2018 (January 25 to 29), held by Taipei Computer Association, is the largest international game exhibition in Taiwan. To enhance the function of industry networking, it contains Asia Pacific Game Summit, B2B Zone and B2C Zone. With 400,000 public visits and 2,000 buyers’ attendance, it is the best way to do branding/marketing, and create mutual business opportunities in Asia.

Vietgame

Media Partner

Vietgame Asia was founded in 2013 by enthusiast Vietnamese gamers. The first and only gaming website in Vietnam which promotes using legitimate copies of video games. Not only does it focus on high standard gaming articles but also create and maintain elite social networks among Vietnamese gamers.

Neo Tokyo Project

Cosplay Partner

The Neo Tokyo Project (NTP) is more than just a digital repository for cosplay, conventions and pop-culture. It’s an events and marketing start-up helmed by a team of media practitioners who are also cosplayers, costume creators and hardcore gamers with a penchant for all things geek in sunny Singapore.

No Average Joe

Production Partner

At No Average Joe (NAJ), they believe in the power of great storytelling. As a creative production house comprising a flock of passionate craftsmen, they band together to bring your stories to life. Through motion and stills, NAJ creates original and commissioned content across a diverse range of industries. They are equipped with the resources and know-how to originate ideas and handle all aspects of production. They’re your one-stop creative shop… and then some.

SEA Major

South East Asia Major (SEAM) 2018 is Southeast Asia’s largest fighting game tournament, and will be taking place once again at GameStart 2018 in Singapore.

SecretLab

Official Chair Partner

Secretlab is a proudly Singaporean company that is fully dedicated to creating the ultimate seating experience. It produces highly-rated chairs that keep people comfortable over long hours of usage at the desk.

GDBAY

Media Partner

 

XSplit

Live Production Partner

XSplit allows users to live stream and broadcast directly to internet streaming platforms such as Twitch, Dailymotion, Ustream and YouTube Live, or make recordings for easy uploading and sharing online. Since the release of our public beta back in 2010, XSplit has helped cultivate a community of users from all walks of life, with everyone from indie upstarts to professional content creators using our software to reach out to their audiences.

Wanuxi

Media Partner

Wanuxi (pronounced “Wan-you-see”) is Malaysia’s premier video gaming site. Our mission is to build an active gaming community, and to improve Malaysia’s gaming industry. Started by gaming enthusiasts with years of experience in the industry, we have a humble beginning as a simple Facebook game community that slowly evolved into the Web site we have today. Our contents are primarily in Mandarin Chinese.

Zombits

Marketing Partner

Zombits is a small team of geeks who are wildly passionate about all things digital, pop culture and helping people achieve their goals. With extensive experience across branding, traditional and digital marketing, social media, advertising and design, we’re well-equipped to plan awesome and effective campaigns for our clients. Plus, they have fun while we’re at it. They’re all about Braaiiins… and the little Bits that matter.

Jio Play Game

Media Partner

Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Sozo

Tapping on Japan’s diverse wealth of entertainment content, SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to South East Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.

C3 AFA

Partner Event

Started in 2008 in Singapore by SOZO. With artiste concerts and many stage programmes, it is the largest Japanese Pop Culture Event in Southeast Asia. With its 2016 edition covering three countries, it saw a total of over 210,000 event attendees over the three countries (94,000 in Singapore, 62,000 in Indonesia, 55,000 in Thailand). On 22 March 2017, SOZO and Sotsu Co., Ltd– organiser of C3 events, have joined together to create “C3 AFA”. This new event aims to become the regional Cool Japan Event of Asia by developing a B2C event representing various Japanese contents such as anime, characters, comic, game, music, novel and more. The collaboration will bring new contents to consumers who are already familiar to both the C3 and Anime Festival Asia brands. SOZO, part of the Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc group has been organising Anime Festival Asia since 2008, bringing Japanese pop culture content to South East Asia countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. Sotsu Co. Ltd is Japanese powerhouse managing animated products such as the famed Mobile Suit Gundam series and producing animated and live-action programs.

XMashed Gear

Official Apparel

Xmashed Gear is made up of pretty much one guy, Zhou Xuanming. Disgusted by the utter lack of witty and clever geeky tees available in his island home of Singapore, he set up this webstore in hopes of alleviating his gamer brethen from the throes of the mundane and the routine. True to that vision, every piece you find in this store arrived here after meticulous scrutiny and deliberate selection from thousands of designs found all over the world.

Gamer Santai

Media Partner

Gamer Santai in Bahasa means casual gamer. We write about gaming content exclusively in Bahasa, our content focuses mainly on the gaming community in Malaysia, Games on PC, consoles and mobile gaming. Our goal is to improve the gaming industry in Malaysia.

GamerBraves

Media Partner

GamerBraves is a media platform that brings you daily news on the latest Games, Events, Reviews and Technology. We’re currently expanding from the Mobile genre to other platforms like PC and Consoles as well. Just as we’re called GamerBraves, we brave the gaming world to bring gamers the latest news and updates!

M Social Singapore

Partner Hotel

M Social Singapore is a 293-room lifestyle design hotel that thrives on an interplay of friendship, community and new experiences. In an increasingly digitised world, the hotel embraces the millennial mindset with art, design and technology at its core, intertwined with a “discover yourself” concept with the cultural characteristics of its locale. Here, comfort and customisation rank high on the list of priorities, but in a setting that is casual and convivial, without the expected clichés and formalities.

QooApp

Media Partner

QooApp is a professional platform specializing in Anime, Comics and Games (ACG) culture. We aim to unite ACG fans around the globe and help them as thoroughly as we can. 

Up until the end of 2017, QooApp had over 20 million users and 200 thousand daily active users. We have become an important media partner of many gaming conventions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South East Asian regions as well as one of the most influential ACG platforms in Asia.

ABOUT GAMESTART ASIA

Southeast Asia's Premier Game Convention is back for its 5th edition on 13 & 14 October 2018! This year is set to bring back annual favourites as well as new and exciting content for everyone, including game showcases and previews, esports, indie games, retro gaming, cosplay and more! Stay tuned to this page, and our Facebook page for updates and announcements in the coming months.

FOLLOW US

COPYRIGHT ©2018, ELIPHANT PTE. LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Made with ❤ by Kryst Studio

13 – 14 October 2018
Suntec Convention Centre

Partners

All That Matters

Partner Event

The fan is in control. The Music, Sports, Gaming, Online Media and Marketing industries are now powered by their fans who are faced with infinite entertainment choices. If your business is to engage and entertain this audience, then the award-winning All That Matters 2018 is for you! Back at the Ritz-Carlton from 7-9 September, Branded is proud to present a distinguished and diverse line-up of world-class speakers who will offer a unique perspective on a converged entertainment mediaverse. In 2016, All That Matters brought over 1,200 executives from 30+ countries to tune into 172 speakers across the week. Take a look at our 2018 Event Summary for more details.
 

BEast of the East

esports & live production partner

The BEast of the East team is made up of skilled individuals who have international and extensive experience in both gaming and esports, and have come together with the goal of building up the esports ecosystem in Asia. We ourselves are gamers, and are very excited about the future of esports, where we see huge potential for aspiring professional gamers, game developers looking to push the longevity of your games, and brands who want to be a part of this exciting and ever-evolving industry. We are happy to talk about esports, so don’t be shy and get in touch!
 

Busan Indie Connect Festival

Partner Event

The Busan Indie Connect Festival (BIC Fest) is a global indie game festival held annually in Busan, South Korea. Independent games push our industry forward. They bring out and showcase the best in us: The blood, sweat, and passion of millions of developers from all around the world.

Doujin Market

Partner Event

Doujin Market is Singapore’s largest community curated youth arts and illustration fair. The event celebrates doujin – fan communities passionate about creating art, the original and derivative fan works that they produce, and their aspirations for self-publishing comics, games, manga, music and stories. It takes place annually on the first weekend of May, in conjunction with World Doujin Day.

Duniaku Network

Media Partner

A youth media that focuses on technology, game, movie, and Japanese pop-culture. Readers are mostly millenials and live in big cities in Indonesia. Duniaku prides itself as currently the #1 media for game, cartoon, and comics in Indonesia.

Geek Culture

Media Partner

Geek Culture is a collective bunch of geeks who love to share their passion with the rest of the world. Just like the Beholder they have adopted as their mascot, they have both depth and width of geeky topics they cover. If you have grown up with a steady diet of all things related to video games, Star Wars, Star Trek, sci-fi, gadgets, toys, Transformers one way or another, this will be your second home.

Game Prime

Partner Event

Formed in 2015, BEKRAF (BADAN EKONOMI KREATIF) is an Indonesian government agency responsible for the nation’s creative economy. It aims to accelerate the growth of Indonesian game industry by actively engaging its key players. In order to fulfill that aim, BEKRAF operates in two directions. Inward, it strives to improve the skill and quality of local game developers to be compete in the global market and stresses local content for products aimed at the local market. Outward, BEKRAF helps local developers form connections and partnerships with international players of the industry, as well as showcase hidden gems to bring them exposure they otherwise couldn’t get. BEKRAF’s strong support for this event is one of its efforts in the acceleration of the Indonesian game industry, which it hopes to continue doing for years to come.

Taipei Game Show

Partner Event

TAIPEI GAME SHOW 2018 (January 25 to 29), held by Taipei Computer Association, is the largest international game exhibition in Taiwan. To enhance the function of industry networking, it contains Asia Pacific Game Summit, B2B Zone and B2C Zone. With 400,000 public visits and 2,000 buyers’ attendance, it is the best way to do branding/marketing, and create mutual business opportunities in Asia.

Vietgame

Media Partner

Vietgame Asia was founded in 2013 by enthusiast Vietnamese gamers. The first and only gaming website in Vietnam which promotes using legitimate copies of video games. Not only does it focus on high standard gaming articles but also create and maintain elite social networks among Vietnamese gamers.

Neo Tokyo Project

Cosplay Partner

The Neo Tokyo Project (NTP) is more than just a digital repository for cosplay, conventions and pop-culture. It’s an events and marketing start-up helmed by a team of media practitioners who are also cosplayers, costume creators and hardcore gamers with a penchant for all things geek in sunny Singapore.

No Average Joe

Production Partner

At No Average Joe (NAJ), they believe in the power of great storytelling. As a creative production house comprising a flock of passionate craftsmen, they band together to bring your stories to life. Through motion and stills, NAJ creates original and commissioned content across a diverse range of industries. They are equipped with the resources and know-how to originate ideas and handle all aspects of production. They’re your one-stop creative shop… and then some.

SEA Major

South East Asia Major (SEAM) 2018 is Southeast Asia’s largest fighting game tournament, and will be taking place once again at GameStart 2018 in Singapore.

SecretLab

Official Chair Partner

Secretlab is a proudly Singaporean company that is fully dedicated to creating the ultimate seating experience. It produces highly-rated chairs that keep people comfortable over long hours of usage at the desk.

GDBAY

Media Partner

 

XSplit

Live Production Partner

XSplit allows users to live stream and broadcast directly to internet streaming platforms such as Twitch, Dailymotion, Ustream and YouTube Live, or make recordings for easy uploading and sharing online. Since the release of our public beta back in 2010, XSplit has helped cultivate a community of users from all walks of life, with everyone from indie upstarts to professional content creators using our software to reach out to their audiences.

Wanuxi

Media Partner

Wanuxi (pronounced “Wan-you-see”) is Malaysia’s premier video gaming site. Our mission is to build an active gaming community, and to improve Malaysia’s gaming industry. Started by gaming enthusiasts with years of experience in the industry, we have a humble beginning as a simple Facebook game community that slowly evolved into the Web site we have today. Our contents are primarily in Mandarin Chinese.

Zombits

Marketing Partner

Zombits is a small team of geeks who are wildly passionate about all things digital, pop culture and helping people achieve their goals. With extensive experience across branding, traditional and digital marketing, social media, advertising and design, we’re well-equipped to plan awesome and effective campaigns for our clients. Plus, they have fun while we’re at it. They’re all about Braaiiins… and the little Bits that matter.

Jio Play Game

Media Partner

Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Sozo

Tapping on Japan’s diverse wealth of entertainment content, SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to South East Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.

C3 AFA

Partner Event

Started in 2008 in Singapore by SOZO. With artiste concerts and many stage programmes, it is the largest Japanese Pop Culture Event in Southeast Asia. With its 2016 edition covering three countries, it saw a total of over 210,000 event attendees over the three countries (94,000 in Singapore, 62,000 in Indonesia, 55,000 in Thailand). On 22 March 2017, SOZO and Sotsu Co., Ltd– organiser of C3 events, have joined together to create “C3 AFA”. This new event aims to become the regional Cool Japan Event of Asia by developing a B2C event representing various Japanese contents such as anime, characters, comic, game, music, novel and more. The collaboration will bring new contents to consumers who are already familiar to both the C3 and Anime Festival Asia brands. SOZO, part of the Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc group has been organising Anime Festival Asia since 2008, bringing Japanese pop culture content to South East Asia countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. Sotsu Co. Ltd is Japanese powerhouse managing animated products such as the famed Mobile Suit Gundam series and producing animated and live-action programs.

XMashed Gear

Official Apparel

Xmashed Gear is made up of pretty much one guy, Zhou Xuanming. Disgusted by the utter lack of witty and clever geeky tees available in his island home of Singapore, he set up this webstore in hopes of alleviating his gamer brethen from the throes of the mundane and the routine. True to that vision, every piece you find in this store arrived here after meticulous scrutiny and deliberate selection from thousands of designs found all over the world.

Gamer Santai

Media Partner

Gamer Santai in Bahasa means casual gamer. We write about gaming content exclusively in Bahasa, our content focuses mainly on the gaming community in Malaysia, Games on PC, consoles and mobile gaming. Our goal is to improve the gaming industry in Malaysia.

GamerBraves

Media Partner

GamerBraves is a media platform that brings you daily news on the latest Games, Events, Reviews and Technology. We’re currently expanding from the Mobile genre to other platforms like PC and Consoles as well. Just as we’re called GamerBraves, we brave the gaming world to bring gamers the latest news and updates!

M Social Singapore

Partner Hotel

M Social Singapore is a 293-room lifestyle design hotel that thrives on an interplay of friendship, community and new experiences. In an increasingly digitised world, the hotel embraces the millennial mindset with art, design and technology at its core, intertwined with a “discover yourself” concept with the cultural characteristics of its locale. Here, comfort and customisation rank high on the list of priorities, but in a setting that is casual and convivial, without the expected clichés and formalities.

QooApp

Media Partner

QooApp is a professional platform specializing in Anime, Comics and Games (ACG) culture. We aim to unite ACG fans around the globe and help them as thoroughly as we can. 

Up until the end of 2017, QooApp had over 20 million users and 200 thousand daily active users. We have become an important media partner of many gaming conventions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South East Asian regions as well as one of the most influential ACG platforms in Asia.

ABOUT GAMESTART ASIA

Southeast Asia's Premier Game Convention is back for its 5th edition on 13 & 14 October 2018! This year is set to bring back annual favourites as well as new and exciting content for everyone, including game showcases and previews, esports, indie games, retro gaming, cosplay and more! Stay tuned to this page, and our Facebook page for updates and announcements in the coming months.

FOLLOW US

COPYRIGHT ©2018, ELIPHANT PTE. LTD.,
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Made with ❤ by Kryst Studio