Welcome to Virtual SEA – Home of Southeast Asian gaming culture!
On this website, we cover all kinds of video games from all over Southeast Asia* developed by Southeast Asian game studios (usually indies). We publish reviews, previews, news and reports linked to Southeast Asian gaming culture in English language. Virtual SEA is a private and non-profit project. We are independent writers not associated to any company. Our goal is to show the world that Southeast Asian indie developers make marvellous games with often interesting local input and clever new ideas. We strongly believe that the Southeast Asian games market will become one of the biggest and most important markets in the world and Virtual SEA is your first step into it.
Enjoy the virtual gaming worlds of Southeast Asia! Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestion through our contact page.
Andreas founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after doing some research on Cambodian mobile games. Having a background in Southeast Asia studies, he soon discovered other gems from that region leading to this website. Since he was a child, games were a vital part of his life, so here are his top three games: Terranigma (Tenchi Souzou), Gothic, Beyond Good & Evil
Luna is an indie game developer and author from Berlin. She’s all into games, comics and other geeky stuff. On Virtual SEA, she reviews games and occasionally irons out Andreas’ many spelling and grammar mistakes. Her top three games are: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (Lufia), Seiken Densetsu 2&3 (Secret of Mana & Secret of Mana 2), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Oliver: Usually, you say: „If life gives you lemons, make lemonade of it.“ But my life was more like: „If life gives you hardware and videogames, explore it.” Since I got my first GameBoy in 1999, I felt in love with videogames and every thought about it – or just enjoy playing until today. When my day job is done, I love to explore the vast universe of gaming in as many parts as I can. Even the technical thoughts, next to narration and world building, is an aspect that I love to dive in. Therefore, I accepted the challenge to write about Southeast Asian indie games, to explore a whole new genre to think outside of the box.
*Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Timor-Leste and the Philippines.