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SEA Game Awards

Be recognised as Asia’s best.

Malaysia Digital Creativity Festival (MYDCF) is hosting the SEA Game Awards for the 7th year running since 2017. In partnership with gamescom asia, the SEA Game Awards aim to recognise and celebrate creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest game developers from the Southeast Asian and International video game industry has to offer.

Award winners will be announced at MYDCF 2023 (Malaysia Digital Content Festival) on 29 SEPTEMBER 2023 in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, and will receive further recognition at gamescom asia 2023 on 19-22 OCTOBER 2023 in SINGAPORE.

Submission deadline extended to 30 June 2023.

Who Can Participate

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Game Developers

Open to all Game Enthusiast / Studio / Company

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All SEA Countries

Eligible for ALL awards categories

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Global Countries

Eligible for 'Best International Game Awards' category only

Please read the Terms and Conditions before submitting your games.

For questions or more information, please contact clic@mdec.com.my.

Winners Recognition at gamescom asia 2023

Apart from the celebrations at MYDCF 2023, winners will be featured at gamescom asia 2023 in several ways.

  • On gamescom asia’s website closer to the event dedicated to the SEA Game Awards
  • Game trailer showcase on dedicated SEA Game Awards segment during gamescom asia’s opening online show, PRIMETIME (19 October)
  • Extended game showcase on dedicated SEA Game Awards segment during gamescom asia’s online show, STUDIO (22 October)
  • 2 Full Access passes to gamescom asia 2023 for each winning team
  • And other onsite perks if you're also exhibiting at gamescom asia 2023

Finalise your entries for submission by 30 June!

Award Categories - good luck and all the best!

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Rising Star Award

Award recognising most anticipated game to be released by a new game studio that have not won any awards before

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Best Technology Award

Overall excellence of technology in a game – that creatively uses advanced technologies, multiplayer including graphics programming, artificial intelligence and networking

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Best Visual Art Award

Overall excellence of visual art in a game – including art direction, animation, modelling, character design, texture creation, and so on

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Best Game Design Award

Overall excellence of design in a game including gameplay mechanics, playability, play balancing and level design.

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Best Audio Design Award

Overall excellence of audio in a game inclusive of sound effects, musical composition & score, original song, licensed soundtrack, sound design, orchestration etc.

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Best Storytelling Award

Most outstanding storytelling and narrative development including plot construction, scenario, story and dialogue

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Best Innovation Award

Single game that demonstrates true innovation, advances the state of the art, and pushes the boundaries of games as an expressive medium.

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Best Student Game Award

Best game developed by student(s) from the Southeast Asia region.

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Best International Game Award

Open category awards to recognise the overall best game in term of gameplay, design & audio submitted from any country around the world.


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