19 October 2016

GameStart Asia 2016

Photo: Overwatch Champions Pro Singapore Grand Final taking place at the Main Stage of GameStart Asia 2016.

GameStart Asia 2016 is Southeast Asia’s Premier Game Convention returning for its 3rd edition on 7 – 9 October 2016 which welcomed over 17,000 visitors from Singapore and the region in 2015, and this year's event brought back favourites as well as new and exciting content for everyone, including game showcases and previews, esports, indie games, retro gaming, cosplay and more!


The Exhibition Experience Zone

Photo: The entrance of GameStart Asia 2016 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Every convention begins with the entrance and beyond this portal is a world full of games, gear, and entertainment content!
Check out the following wall of photos which we have captured of GameStart Asia 2016 up till the next save point!


Photo: Overview of the GameStart Asia 2016 convention hall.


Photo: The Microsoft Xbox One & Games for Windows 10 Experience Zone.


Photo: Event visitors trying their hands on a fighting game for Windows 10.


Photo: Event visitors trying their hands on games for Xbox One.


Photo: The Bandai Namco games Experience Zone.


Photo: The Singapore Games Solution Centre Experience Zone.


Photo: The ArmaGallant game Experience Zone by Rock Nano Global.


Photo: Event visitors getting their first-hand experience on ArmaGallant.


Photo: Start-up game developer booths at the Founders' Base Experience Zone.


Photo: More start-up game developer booths at the Founders' Base Experience Zone.


Photo: The Masquerada game Experience Zone.


Photo: Close-up look at the game interface of the Masquerada game.


Photo: Overview of the FunPlus / XII Braves game Experience Zone.


Photo: Dot Arena at the FunPlus / XII Braves game Experience Zone.


Photo: King of Avalon at the FunPlus / XII Braves game Experience Zone.


Photo: Valiant Force at the FunPlus / XII Braves game Experience Zone.

Valiant Force is a Free-to-Play turn-based strategy game set in a magical fantasy world available on Android devices and soon to be on iOS. Players will collect various hero characters, train them up, and battle against the forces of darkness.


Photo: Registration and redemption counter at the FunPlus / XII Braves game Experience Zone.


Photo: Cosplayer posing for photo at the FunPlus / XII Braves game Experience Zone.

The Doujin Market Experience Zone

Photo: Entrance of the Doujin Market Experience Zone.

The Doujin Market Experience Zone at GameStart Asia 2016 provides a trading platform for artisans from various walks of life to showcase and sell their fan-made works to like-minded buyers.


Photo: Doujin Artisan booths at the Doujin Market Experience Zone.


Photo: More Doujin Artisan booths at the Doujin Market Experience Zone.


Photo: Overview of the ice*berry Doujin booth at the Doujin Market Experience Zone.

We love the art style of ice*berry and bought some of their Love Live! Sunshine!! acrylic keychains!


Photo: Close-up look of Overwatch square badges by Daiyaku at the Doujin Market Experience Zone.

Daiyaku made some Anime-inspired style merchandises of Blizzard Entertainment's popular Overwatch game title.
Looks like Reinhardt and many other popular characters are hot sellers!

The Stage Experience Zone

Panel: The Game Development Ecosystem – So you wanna make games?

Photo: Overview of Panel: The Game Development Ecosystem – So you wanna make games?


Photo: Close-up look at the special guests for Panel: The Game Development Ecosystem – So you wanna make games?

Many notable game designers and developers (such as Ubisoft and Daylight Studios) were invited to speak at a panel at GameStart Asia 2016 to share their knowledge, experience, and the challenges they face to produce games in this day and age. If you are an aspiring game developer, this panel will prove beneficial for your quest!




DMM Games: Yuta Hanazawa – Touken Ranbu – Online

Photo: Overview of the DMM Games presentation on the Main Stage.


Photo: Yuta Hanazawa providing a demonstration of how to forge a sword in Touken Ranbu Online on the Main Stage.


Photo: New sword (character) forged by an event visitor on the Main Stage.

Touken Ranbu (刀剣乱舞 'Wild Dance of Swords' in Japanese Language) is a free-to-play collectible card browser video game developed by Nitroplus and DMM Games, available only in Japan since January 2015. It is being adapted with two anime series.




Game On! Cosplay Runway

Photo: Cosplayer posing for photos on the Main Stage.


Photo: Cosplayer posing for photos on the Main Stage.


Photo: Cosplayer posing for photos on the Main Stage.


Photo: Cosplayers posing for photos on the Main Stage.


Photo: Cosplayers posing for group photos on the Main Stage.

The e-Sports Tournament Experience Zone

South East Asia Major 2016

Photo: Competitive individual players clashed for the win at the South East Asia Major 2016.




GameStart Championship Cup 2016

Photo: Completitive individual players kicking off for the win at the GameStart Championship Cup 2016.




Overwatch Champions Singapore Tournament

Photo: Event visitors watch the two final teams battling for the win at the Main Stage.


Photo: Competitive team players battling for the win at the Main Stage.


Photo: Competitive team players battling for the win at the Main Stage.

This is the inaugural Overwatch Champions Singapore Tournament presented by MyRepublic GAMER and co-sponsored by Armaggeddon. Players formed their own teams and competed in 4 online qualifiers leading up to GameStart 2016, made it to the top 8 teams, and faced off with the other Overwatch competitors at GameStart 2016.

Cosplay by the Community

Photo: Cosplayers posing and photographers capturing photos of cosplayers at the open areas of the convention centre.

Cosplay has become part and parcel of many popular culture events around the world and GameStart Asia 2016 got to grace its fair share of the cosplay community's presence.


Photo: Cosplayer posing for photos.

Character: Emilia
Series: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu




Photo: Cosplayer posing for photos.

Character: Kirigiri Kyouko
Series: Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation
Cosplayer: Zero 零




Photo: Cosplayer posing for photos.

Character: Marie Rose
Series: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
Cosplayer: 肉肉少女 - Himeiki




Photo: Cosplayer posing for photos.

Character: Tsushima Yoshiko (Yohane)
Series: Love Live! Sunshine!!
Cosplayer: Mika.minhui




Photo: Sharlene *LilJaguar* cosplaying as Alyse 3.0, the official mascot character of GameStart Asia.

Character: Alyse 3.0
Series: GameStart Asia
Cosplayer: Sharlene *LilJaguar*

Round-up: GameStart Asia 2016

Video: GameStart 2016 - Highlights | via GameStart Asia (Facebook)

There is so much more to GameStart Asia 2016 than what we could possibly capture in photos and videos!
You will have to attend the event in person to experience the full spectrum of what this gaming event has to offer!

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