We are very grateful for everyone who engaged with our journey throughout the past year — dear partners, players, and friends.
Forging Global Presence
Aspiring Top Global Partner: A Thought Leader from Indonesia
Among the abovementioned event participations, some events become the highlights that resonate with the success and progress of Agate throughout this year.
Gamescom Asia 2023
Besides our team participating as attendees, our Chief Strategy Officer, Cipto Adiguno, participated as a panelist in the Gamescom Asia 2023’s discussion on “Building a Thriving SEA Gaming Ecosystem Together.”
Indonesia Game Developer Exchange (IGDX) 2023
In partnership with Epic Games, Agate held a networking event that served as a vibrant platform for fostering connections and camaraderie among Indonesian game companies and its ecosystem. The joyous atmosphere was enhanced by the presence of >70 gaming companies.
Indonesia-Europe Business Forum (IEBF) 2023
Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, our Chief Executive Officer, Shieny Aprilia, represented us at the Indonesia-Europe Business Forum (IEBF) 2023 and shared insights about the Indonesian gaming industry, as well as our journey as a global partner, particularly for European companies.
Tech in Asia Conference 2023
Welcoming New Partners, New Adventures
, a leading gaming social world company, to transform the gaming industry through metaverse adoption. This collaboration leverages Agate’s game development, game art, porting, and blockchain technology as well as Sekuya’s gaming social world vision to create a seamless and immersive gaming experience for players worldwide.
This past year we also celebrated the highly anticipated global launch of a sequel to one of Agate’s internal IP games, across all consoles, and kicked off the with PQube. This collaboration is built on the foundation of trust established during previous ventures, where Agate successfully crafted games with global recognition.
ifland is SK Telecom’s metaverse service that offers a range of features for social networking and is growing into a globally accessible service fueled by cooperation with various partners. Throughout this year, Agate and ifland are actively exploring potential opportunities to establish an optimal form of collaboration.
Crafting Meaningful Play
Genom Heroes is a form of collaboration between our sub-brand in gamification service, Level Up powered by Agate, with Philia IT Solution. It is an ambitious human genome project aiming to position Qatar among the pioneering countries in the implementation of precision medicine by utilizing knowledge about genes.
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Exploring Various Genres
This year, we created various prototypes in various genres to hone our developers’ skills. Here are the standout projects for this year.
In April, we created Elven Dungeon to demonstrate our expertise in making fantasy-themed games while at the same time increasing our capabilities in developing games by exploring plugins on Unreal Engine 5.1, which we can use in other projects. In this project, the team implemented Dungeon Architects, Ultra Dynamic Sky, and Rush Camera.
Unreal Engine 5 PCG Houdini
Fostering the Growth of New Talents, Inside and Outside
For years, Agate, through the Agate Academy, initiative has been contributing to the growth of the industry’s talents with over 2,000 alumni, 20 mentors, and 10 hiring partners. It’s a long-term effort to cultivate a sustainable game development talent ecosystem in Indonesia that thrive in global competitions. Some of our highlights throughout 2023 are:
Agate Academy actively contributes to the growth of Agate’s crews by honing their technical abilities and interpersonal competencies. In the year 2023, a variety of training programs are offered for Agate’s crews, covering training in mastering Unreal Engine and game design, as well as leadership skills.
This year, our Jr. Technical Artist, Muhammad Salman Farizi, succeeded in getting certification as an Unreal Authorized Instructor.
- Unreal Sharing Session from Unreal Engine Evangelist
Epic Games’ Jack Condon, an Unreal Engine Evangelist, came to Agate and shared technical advice on Unreal Engine with our crews.
- Fresh Graduate Academy Digital Talent Scholarship (FGA DTS) Game Incubation
Agate Academy partnered with the Ministry of Communications and Informatics of Indonesia to establish a game development boot camp for fresh graduates which divided into two phases. A total of 100 participants joined the boot camp, grouped into 20 teams.
- Kampus Merdeka
Agate joined forces with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of Indonesia for the “Certified Independent Study in Game Development” program as part of the ministry’s “Kampus Merdeka” program, equivalent to 20 credits.
- National Working Competency Standards (SKKNI)
We contributed to the development of National Working Competency Standards (in Bahasa Indonesia: Standar Kompetensi Kerja Nasional Indonesia), a standard document for Indonesia’s education curriculum.
Agate Game Course
As we close the curtain on 2023, we express our gratitude to our partners, clients, and the global gaming community for their trust and collaboration. The strategic intermission we take is not just a pause but a deliberate step towards rejuvenation, ensuring that Agate continues to push the boundaries of innovation in the gaming industry. With our eyes set on the horizon, we eagerly embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, confident that the seeds planted in 2023 will blossom into even greater achievements in the years to come. Thank you for being part of Agate’s extraordinary journey. Let’s continue to craft exceptional games together!
Expansion and Training Initiatives
- In 2023, the Agate Game Course has notably expanded its offerings, growing from 4 courses in 2022 to 8 courses. Moreover, Agate Academy has extended its reach by providing specialized training sessions.
- These sessions cater not only to students but also to vocational-school teachers, playing a pivotal role as a recognized partner by Center for Quality Assurance Development in the Maritime, Fisheries, Information, and Communication Technology Vocational Education Sector (BPPMPV KPTK) for 3D art training.
- As part of this initiative, Agate Academy has successfully educated and instructed 72 teachers, furthering its impact in the education sector.
So, it’s just a glimpse of what we accomplished in 2023.
We are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming year and the fresh opportunities it will present. As of now, we are taking a short time to rejuvenate and return in a few weeks. With our eyes set on the horizon, we eagerly embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, confident that the seeds planted in 2023 will blossom into even greater achievements in the years to come. Thank you for being part of Agate’s extraordinary journey.
Agate is embracing the pause, empowering the future.
See you next year and let’s continue to craft exceptional games together!