June 2015

Kuala Lumpur: The Beginning of something BIG

Our final stop brought us to Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia and the new home of GameFounders Asia. We knew it was going to be a big event to finish off, and KL gave us an amazing welcome. Malaysia’s is well placed to take advantage of global gaming growth. Not only is it part of the fastest growing games region in the World, but it...

Pulau Pinang: Pouring with Pitches

Our penultimate stop in our Big Asia Tour brought us to Pulau Pinang, Malaysia’s own “Pearl of the Orient”. Despite the nickname, the capital Georgetown is a bustling destination alive with a highly diverse population and known as one of the most livable cities in Asia. This is likely due to the proximity of some of the best beaches in Malaysia and also for being known...

Thailand: Land of Adventure and Opportunity

Stop number 6 brought us to Thailand and the city of Bangkok. A city filled with culture and technology. A mixture of new and old, where the shrines mix with markets and malls. Thailand itself is a both an established and growing market for games, 47% of the population are 25-34 years old and with credit card adoption rising. Thailand has the highest revenues in Southeast...

Japan: A Changing Scene in one of the World’s Major Gaming Hubs

Our fifth stop in our Big Asia Tour took us to Japan and the magnificent city of Tokyo. Japan has been at the center of gaming for over 30 years, with legendary game designers such as Shigeru Miyamoto, Shinji Makami and Hideo Kojima having a profound influence. Japan is the home to household names such as Nintendo, SEGA, Capcom and Bandai Namco. Every aspect of...

GameFounders and Newzoo Partner to Support the Worlds’ Most Promising Developers

GameFounders and market research comapany Newzoo are very proud to announce today their partnership. As part of the collaboration, developers who enter the acceleration program will receive access to Newzoo data, insights and market intelligence support. Both parties have signed an agreement for 12 months involving two batches of 10 selected companies each that will be supported by GameFounders’ unique program. GameFounders has recently opened applications...