Singapore Games Week 2021 to launch in October with a lineup of activities

The event runs from Oct 11 to Oct 31 and will include highlights such as the SGW Virtual Village and the Asia Games Awards.

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Published: 9 September 2021, 12:44 PM

The Singapore Games Association (SGGA) will launch its first Singapore Games Week (SGW) this October, in celebration of the local gaming industry.

In conjunction with Gamescom Asia, the festival showcases Singapore’s vibrant gaming industry to both the local and international gaming communities.

The event, which runs from Oct 11 to Oct 31, will feature a lineup of activities and highlights such as the SGW Virtual Village and the Asia Games Award.

Among the highlights of the SGW is its Virtual Village, which kicks off on Oct 11. The virtual event will allow participants to create their online avatars and explore the village. They will then play host to several Singapore-based game companies and communities that are part of the local games scene. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in AlterCulture Studios’ game design workshop, The Paper Playground, Gank’s community activities and a Treasure Hunt to win some prizes. There will also be daily online screenings of gaming-themed documentaries and films. 

The SGW Virtual Village is free and will open until Oct 31.

Fans can also look forward to the B2B Singapore Pavillion at Gamescom Asia – the first Asian satellite event of the world‘s biggest computer and video games conference. 

A hybrid Singapore Pavilion will be held at Gamescom Asia on Oct 14 and Oct 15. All Singapore-based gaming and esports startups and SMEs such as game development studios and esports production companies are invited. 

Organised by the SGGA in partnership with Gamescom Asia, the Asia Games Awards will also be held virtually on Oct 17, marking the culmination of the festival. Awards are given to the best in Asia’s games scene in areas such as games, events, gaming, esports, or achievements in esports. 

In addition, a virtual networking session will be held via SGGA’s Discord channel during SGW 2021. Those who are interested in the gaming industry are welcome to attend.

“We conceptualised SGW as a celebration of the business aspect of the Singapore games industry, as well as give its awesome communities a platform to reach out to the masses. This year’s event will be held online. 

“We hope SGW can grow into an annual experiential opportunity for both industry players and the general public to better understand our local games industry,” said Gwen Guo, chairperson of the SGGA.

Interested participants can find out more about the event here

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