After receiving a great success in Europe and in the U.S, the IMGA now is ready to rock’n roll in Southeast Asia. After having partnered with MDEC, we expect to see some great games made by Southeast Asian game developers this year.
“We are thrilled to play host to this global event and we are proud to partner with IMGA. This collaboration is another testament to Malaysia’s commitment on becoming the leading ASEAN hub for games development and we hope that this event will raise more awareness on the quality of our local talents including the robust local games industry in general.” Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of MDEC.
Who Is MDEC?
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), previously known as Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), was incorporated in 1996 to strategically advise the Malaysian government on legislation, policies and standards for ICT and multimedia operations as well as to oversee the development of the Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor (now MSC Malaysia), the platform to nurture the growth of Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the IT industry whilst attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest in and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in Malaysia.
In 2011, MDEC’s mandate was broadened by the Prime Minister to include driving Malaysia’s transition towards a developed digital economy by 2020 through Digital Malaysia. In 2012, Digital Malaysia was officially unveiled as the nation’s transformational programme to achieve this aim. Digital Malaysia is the national agenda towards a sustainable digital economy built upon a vibrant domestic ICT industry, transformative use of digital solutions by government, businesses and citizens, as well as a robust enabling ecosystem.
Today, both MSC Malaysia and Digital Malaysia run concurrently to spur Malaysia’s ICT industry development and digital transformation, under the purview of MDEC.