Innovation + Games Developer Weekend

DATE: 10 - 12 October 2014
VENUE: Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)

#GOInnovate is THE place to be on 10 – 12 October 2014 where awesome tech-minded people will gather and have a blast connecting and building what we hope will be the next great innovative idea. Organized by Astro Malaysia, #GOInnovate will be a chance to network with like-minded talented people, gather new insights on the game industry and most of all unleash your creative ideas with a chance to win cash prizes of over RM50,000!

Consumer media and entertainment is one of the most exciting and thriving space in the digital frontier today with new gadgets, apps, tools and services that constantly challenge the way we produce, consume and broadcast content today. How do you see this exciting space evolving in the next 5, 3 or even 1 year? Do you have a great idea that will redefine the way we Watch, Read, Listen and Play with content? If you do then #GOInnovate is the platform for you to turn that vision into reality.

For our inaugural event, #GOInnovate will be hosting two event streams from 10-12 October 2014 as follow:
Hackathon: 48-hour hack with two exciting challenges
Games Developer Weekend: Mobile Games Conference + Mobile Games Showcase



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The #GOInnovate Hackathon is a 48-hour hack event that encourages technology developers / innovators to showcase their ideas and talent in taking up the challenge to develop innovative solutions with the added benefit of being rewarded if you idea comes out on top.

Who should participate?
If you are a Malaysian age 18 and above and do not mind cranking up your brain juice over the weekend, this hackathon is for you. From junior developer to start-up teams, you are all welcome. This would be a great place to pit your skills and share experience with like-minded talents. 

What should I build?
We have 2 innovation challenges and we require you to choose one.
a) Product Challenge - .How can we create a platform or product that could redefine media consumption?
b) Creative Challenge - User generated experience using Astro's assets

It can be app based or web based, we would let you define the platform.
Once you have registered to participate, we will provide you with a general brief of the challenges, one week prior to the event.
A detailed brief will be shared at the event’s commencement. So what are you waiting for?

What will I win?
Winner – RM 15,000
1st runner-up – RM 10,000
2nd runner-up – RM 5,000

How is it judged?

This is a presentation without any slide/deck. Teams will need to impress our panel of judges and mentors with their demo. You are given 5 minutes to showcase your work. Do allow for some time for Q&A at the end of your pitch. Click here for more information on judging criteria.

Mobile Games Conference

What started as a black & white 2D snake game on your Nokia has now the potential to grow to an industry worth USD100 Billion? That is the estimated value of the global mobile games market by 2017*. With growth outpacing other digital games category, the future of mobile gaming has never looked brighter.

However we know that the games industry in Malaysia is still in its nascent stage and a lot can be learned from the experiences of those who have gone before us to blaze the trail and reap the success of their efforts. That is why #GOInnovate is bringing some of the most exciting talents and minds in the games business to share their insights and experiences, and also to provide a glimpse on what the challenges and opportunities that they see in the growing games space in time to come both in Malaysia and the world. PLUS If you have a deep passion in mobile gaming then you definitely don’t want to miss this!

Who should attend?
Professionals and non-professionals with an interest in the mobile games industry.

Do I need to register?
This conference is open to public and it is FREE!
However, we do have limited places and would like to invite you register here to avoid any disappointment.
On top of that we have special goodies and gifts worth up to RM100 for the first 100 registrants
! So what are you waiting for, SIGN UP NOW! 


Mobile Games Showcase

In conjunction with the Mobile Game Conference, we are calling out to aspiring or established indie mobile games developer to participate in our Mobile Games Showcase.

Who should participate?
Mobile game developers within and not limited to Malaysia.

Why should I participate?
Attractive cash prizes awaits top games as voted by public and expert panel judges:
Grand Prize: RM 10,000
1st Runnerup: RM 8,000
2nd Runnerup: RM 5,000

There is also the opportunity to collaborate with Astro and impress potential investors. 

How can I participate?
You can participate by fulfilling the submission requirements here. Games have to be playable and are unpublished or have been published for less than ONE year to be eligible for participation. Games must not contain elements that violate intellectual property laws. Only shortlisted games will be invited to showcase during the #GOInnovate event.

How is it judged?
Shortlisted games will be evaluated with a combination of public voting and evaluation by expert panel judges.Key areas of evaluation are quality of concept, gameplay, growth potential and design.


Anton Soeharyo

How to Get 1 Million Downloads with Zero Budget?
Anton Soeharyo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Touchten, an Indonesian game design company that has produced popular games such as Train Legend, Hachiko and Hiyoko


Desmond Lee is currently the co-founder & producer for Appxplore. A leading games studio based in Malaysia producing hits such a Sporos, Lightopus, and Alien Hive.

Nancy McIntyre

Nancy McIntyre
is the CEO & Co-Founder of Fingerprint, a leading mobile app network solution provider based in San Francisco, CA, US. Nancy has launched over 100 games, 11 #1 titles, and over $2 billion in revenue.

Yi Wei

From Solo to Studio
P'ng Yi Wei is an interactive and Flash game developer based in Malaysia. Founded Kurechii Studio where he first develops flash base games which are published by King. More recently he has been porting his wildly successful games into iOS and Android


Future Trends of Mobile Gaming in Asia
Dr. Serkan Toto is the CEO & Founder at Kantan Games, Inc. A German national living in Japan, Serkan have great insights in the games marketing for Japan and Asia. He was formerly the Asian correspondent for TechCrunch


10 Oct 2014 Hackathon
1900 – Welcome all the game developers + briefing for hackathon
1930 – Dinner
2000 – Hackathon grouping and ideation at Magic D lab

11 Oct 2014 Conference + Hackathon + Showcase 
0900 – Registration for Games Conference
1000 – Welcome Address by Astro
1030 – Nancy McIntyre
1100 – Dr Serkan Toto
1130 – P'ng Yi Wei
1200 – Lunch + Showcase
1330 – Anton Soeharyo
1400 – Amazon
1430 – Desmond Lee
1500 – Closing Panel & Q&A (Serkan, Anton, Astro)
1600 – Showcase and Hackathon continues
1830 – Dinner for Hackathoners
2200 – Hackathon ends for Day 1

12 Oct 2014 Hackathon + Showcase
0900 – Hackathon resume
1300 – Lunch for Hackathoners
1430 – Hackathon Pitch
1700 – Prize giving
1900 – Dinner and Party

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