Sponsors & Partners

GAMESTART 2017

BEARY BEST! HOSTEL (Hotel Partner)

Beary is independently owned and operated (the way all hostels should be). We love teddy bears, friendly travelers and mixed dorm rooms.
And more importantly we believe that everyone should get out and experience hostel living at least three times in their lives. Almost all the bears that are living in Beary Hostels have been with us for over two decades. If you have a homeless bear to spare, please send him/her to us. And we would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, partnerships, business propositions, job enquiries, relationship questions etc. Please reach out to us at enquiry@abearygoodhostel.com


BEKRAF 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.


DIGITAL TAIPEI 2017 (Partner Event)
Digital Taipei is the only professional B2B trade fair in Taiwan focus on digital content. Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) devotes resources and effort to building a global trading platform for digital content. The theme of Digital Taipei 2017 has been set as “Let’s Connect”. The events will include Forums, Workshops, Business Matchmaking, and Showcasing, etc. Through deeply communicating with attendees around the world, it aims to exchange ideas, seeking strategic partners for global engagement, and deepens the connection and relationship among peers. Being one of the major digital markets around the world,  according to 2016 report by Newzoo, Taiwan is the key access to enter Asia market. Digital Taipei is definitely the best way to dig up business opportunities in Asia. Don’t miss out on this exciting event, and Let’s Connect!

DOUJIMA (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. Their readers are mostly millenials (12-24 y.o.), boys, and live in big cities in Indonesia. They are currently #1 media for game, cartoon, and comics in Indonesia.

EVOLVE PERTH (Partner Event & Cosplay Sponsor)
Evolve 2017 is a WA based event for the cosplay community and fans of pop culture. This year’s event will be filled with panels, activities and workshops plus a Cosplay competition and the very first Cosplay Photography competition. Our special guest is Major Sam from Brisbane. Major Sam has won many awards including the coveted title of Championship of Cosplay 2016 World Champion at C2E2 in Chicago. Join us at Evolve 2017 this year!

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.

iblazr2 (Cosplay Sponsor)

iblazr 2, the second generation in the iblazr flash series, is the most advanced light source for smartphones and tablets available in the consumer market. This flash designed for smartphones also comes in handy when taking photos with tablets or DSLR cameras, lighting analogue photography, brightening nighttime video calls, or simply functioning as a small but powerful flashlight.
iblazr 2 is the only flash that works with native camera apps on your iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones. Pair it via Bluetooth, open the native camera app and make a double tap on iblazr 2 rear side to activate the flash. Picture will be taken automatically.


JUICE SINGAPORE (Media Partner)

Having been a bastion of the local music and creative scenes since its birth in 1998, JUICE Singapore has been delivering top stories – of the music, fashion and lifestyle beats – via it’s month print magazine for the last 19 years.

Today, JUICE Singapore boosts a swanky new digital direction, pushing out faster and fresher content on a daily basis.


MYREPUBLIC GAMER (Official Internet Sponsor)
In 2011, MyRepublic was started to leverage the Singapore’s exciting Next Gen NBN roll-out – the first of many NBNs happening in the Asia Pacific region. Today they’re probably best known as ones who launched Singapore and South Asia’s first 1Gbps fibre broadband plan under S$50. Since then, they’re proud to say Singapore’s internet connectivity has been ranked among the best in the world.

NAUMI LIORA (Hotel Partner)
Nestled in the historic district of Chinatown, Naumi Liora is beacon of hospitality that sets travellers in the heart of an authentic Singaporean Experience, blending historic charm with the contemporary comfort. Housed in an artfully restored heritage townhouse, this 79-room boutique hotel has been illuminated with a modern makeover, creating a warm sanctuary of style and repose, uplifted with Naumi’s signature promise of passionate enthusiastic and intuitive service.

 


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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.

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TAIPEI GAME SHOW (Partner Event)
Taipei Computer Association (TCA), established in 1974, is the leading industrial organization in Taiwan. Its 4,000 members engages various fields such as software, hardware, semiconductors and components, manufacture, sales, network communication service, etc., thereby generating over 80% of the total production value of Taiwan’s Information Communication Technology (ICT). TCA offices are located in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung as well as overseas offices in China, Japan and India.

VIETGAME (Media Parter)
 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.

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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.

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.

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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.