Big Asia Tour Tag

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...

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...

High Energy and Passion For Games in Manila and The Philippines

The Big Asia Tour by GameFounders continued onwards with its fourth stop in Manila, capital of the Philippines. The Philippines should be fertile ground for game developers with the largest share of under-14 people amongst Southeast Asian countries at 33.7%. Internet traffic is growing at a tremendous rate, in particular mobile usage. Between 2004 and 2014, Internet traffic grew more than 800%, the fastest rate in...

Vietnam- or should we say Viet “Flappy Bird” Nam

Stop 3 of the GameFounders’ Big Asia Tour took us to Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as a lot of people still call it, in Vietnam. This year Vietnam celebrated the passing of 40 years from the end of the Vietnam War and there is also reason to rejoice on the smartphone market. Newzoo estimates smartphone games segment to see an impressive CAGR of...

Indonesia- the land of a thousand developers

GameFounders’s second stop on the Big Asia tour was Indonesia, a country with the fastest growing market for games in Southeast Asia. According to Newzoo, in 2014 Indonesia produced 4th largest revenue in games in the region after Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and was growing the fastest. Indonesia with its 252m’+ population has 34m gamers, but still only emerging in terms of game developers creating original...


GameFounders kicked off the their Big Asia Tour with an event at the University Teknologi Malaysia featuring Unity Technologies and co-sponsored by UTM and the MagicX program. The event was a tremendous start for the events to follow in Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Tokyo, Bangkok, Pulau Pinang, and Kuala Lumpur – where it will all happen this fall. Over sixty developers and students in...

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