Over 24000 Celebrate the Love for All Things Gaming at GameStart 2017 and Inaugural SEA Summit – Marketwired (press release)

20% more visitors from 25 countries at GameStart 2017; Record attendance and engagement in the biggest South East Asia Major to date; Thought-provoking discussions at the Inaugural SEA Summit

SINGAPORE–(Marketwired – Nov 13, 2017) –  GameStart 2017, the fourth edition of Southeast Asia’s premier game convention organized by Eliphant, concluded with resounding success. Held on 14 & 15 October at Suntec Convention Centre, GameStart 2017 welcomed a record 24,000 local and overseas visitors, a 20% increase from last year. The event’s official live stream, which was broadcast on Twitch and Facebook Live, saw online views of over 80,000. The inaugural SEA Summit business conference concluded successfully on 12 and 13 October, with gaming scene insights from 46 industry experts. 

Over 24,000 attendees from 25 countries

The Cyberpunk-themed showfloor spanned three halls, up from two last year, with new delights and returning favourites. At the Founders Base, 16 indie game companies and startups from Singapore, Indonesia and Taiwan offered a wide variety of games to try, including Ultra Space Battle Brawl by TOGE Productions (Indonesia), and BattleSky Brigade by Battlebrew Productions (Singapore). 16 local indie game developers also showcased new games at the Games Pavilion by the International Game Developers Association of Singapore (IGDA|SG), supported by IMDA. (List of games – https://gamestart.asia/gamestart-2017/singapore-games-pavilion-by-igda/)

Returning crowd favourites included the expanded Doujin Market with 40 booths showcasing game-inspired artwork and merchandise, the RetroDNA area, and theSecretlab Grand Prix Chair Race, back for the second year.

Analog gaming fans were treated to the debut of the GameStart TableTop (GST) gaming area, with the Dungeons and Dragons gaming tables, tabletop tournaments, and demo areas for Magic: The Gathering and Final Fantasy TCG. Visitors picked up drinks and food at the new Drinkery while checking out the latest Samsung tech or watching the heart-stopping action at the

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