Agate Academy Launches TSA Game Fest with Ministry of Communication Informatics and West Java Tourism and Culture Office

Bandung, June 29, 2024 – Agate International (“Agate”), through Agate Academy, in collaboration with the Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS) TSA from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) and supported by West Java Tourism and Culture Office (Disparbud), proudly announces the launch of TSA Game Fest. TSA Game Fest is part of the TSA (Talent Scouting Academy) series under the DTS Kominfo program, aligned with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology’s “Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka” program. The event aims to nurture Indonesian game industry talents by providing a golden opportunity for students to compete, learn, and showcase their game creations.  

Co-Founder and CEO of Agate Shieny Aprilia, stated, “We are committed to supporting the development of the local game industry and providing a platform for young talents to express themselves through their work. TSA Game Fest is not just about game development but also about building networks and creating new opportunities for talents interested in this industry.”  

TSA Game Fest offers a series of activities including competitions (Game Jam), training (Showcase), and exhibitions. The competition starts with the Game Jam phase, where 40 teams will compete to develop game demos within one week, starting from July 12 to July 21, 2024. Subsequent selections will choose the top 20 teams to proceed to an intensive training phase.  

Acting Head of the Center for Professional Development and Certification at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics Anny Triana, said, “In the TSA Game Fest program, students will receive training and guidance related to game development, including practical experience in game competitions. The outcomes of this training can be converted into credit hours, serving as replacements for specific courses. Therefore, students wishing to participate must obtain a Letter of Recommendation from their respective universities following the provided format.”  

Participants who pass the initial round will undergo hands-on training with experienced mentors in Programming, Game Design, Art, and Product Management, scheduled for August 2024. The exhibition will be the highlight, where the top 10 teams will showcase their work in Bandung on September 28-29, 2024. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the games created by these 10 teams, while judges will select the top 3 teams competing for a total prize of 30 million rupiah.  

Registration requirements to participate in TSA Game Fest: 

  1. Active university students 
  2. Teams of 5 members 
  3. Create an individual account at 
  4. Register your team at 


Agate Academy Team Lead Restya Winda Astari, said, “We invite all gamers and creative industry enthusiasts to join TSA Game Fest. Let’s support the development of the Indonesian game industry together.”  

“The Application & Game subsector holds significant potential, with an annual growth rate of 13.41% and 6,167 business units. This subsector contributed Rp1.069 billion to Jabar Ekraf’s GDP, equivalent to 0.06% of West Java’s GDP in 2020,” said Head of Tourism Industry Department at West Java Tourism and Culture Office Rispiaga. “The West Java Tourism and Culture Office is committed to enhancing the Application & Game subsector through various activities. TSA Game Fest is a perfect complement to our application & game-related programs, which we hope will serve as an incubation catalyst for this subsector.”  

For more information about TSA Game Fest, visit the official websites of Agate Academy and DTS Kominfo.