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Tower Fortress: This 2D roguelike from the Philippines will make you scream and laugh – In a good way!

Tower Fortress by Filipino game developer Keybol is a hidden gem. With its generic name and the cartoonish 2D pixel look it could be easily seen as one of those quick and dirty indie publications that have flooded the market in recent years. But don’t be mistaken, Tower Fortress is a very addictive platformer that draws inspiration from the roguelike genre and classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Metroid.

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In SIMULACRA we struggle with our bad conscience while searching for a missing woman

With SIMULACRA, Kaigan Games delivered a masterpiece. Building up on Sara Is Missing, this game has been improved in every possible way. It looks better and smoother, recreating a more believable phone experience. Voice and video acting is more professional (although still a bit overacted at times) and the story is more believable.

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With Legion Tale, Indonesian Dev Maulidan Games Wants To Enter The Realm Of Tactical RPGs

Legion Tale is a turn-based RPG with tactical encounters and quick-time-events (QTEs). It tells a common fantasy story about a kingdom divided by war, an outside aggressor that is both evil and ugly and of course a hero who will save the world.

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This school evokes memories of imprisonment – and that’s not a bad thing: Academia: School Simulator (Early Access)

Some artists develop a unique style that makes all their work recognizable at first glance. While very common in other art forms, this isn’t particularly the case for video games so far. One of the few exceptions is Ryan Sumo, game artist and co-founder at Filipino indie studio Squeaky Wheel. His previous works include politics simulator Political Animals and BAFTA-winning management game Prison Architect; his style being the defining element in those games. Now, Squeaky Wheel’s newest game is Academia: School Simulator and you can clearly tell it’s another Ryan Sumo work.

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Valz is a RPG-rhythm game set in a post-apocalyptic world where music has disappeared

What happens when a dedicated development team both has a passion for music and Japanese role-playing games? They decide to mix the best of both side into their first release. Newcomer Klappanome from Malang, Indonesia is currently working on Valz – a rhythm game and JRPG cross over for mobile devices.

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Mayari: This little mobile gem is the pinnacle of games inspired by local cultures

Mayari accomplishes on mobile what others are unable to do on more advanced platforms: traveling to a mystical world by means of imagination. It lets the player delve into the mythological world of the Philippines by using simple mechanics, beautifully handcrafted panoramas and a tantalizing soundtrack. Mayari is far more than just a game, it’s a unique visualization of ancient myths translated into modern media. It stands exemplary for a culturally inspired game.

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The Letter: Never Ignore a Chain Letter or it May Get You Killed

The Letter is a visual novel made by Filipino studio Yang Yang Mobile and it takes the consequences of such a chain letter very seriously. The game is inspired by Japanese and Korean ghost stories such as The Grudge or The Ring, so players might have an idea what to expect already.

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Seven last minute highlights from Southeast Asia on Steam Greenlight (before it is gone forever)

Steam Greenlight is dead! After almost 5 years, Valve closes down its community driven publishing system in favour of a new system, called Steam Direct, with the goal to increase the quality of the published games and to avoid fraud. Steam Direct will go live June 13th, which still gives us some time to take a look at the most recent – and last- contributions from Southeast East Asian game developers. This time, we have a wide variety of games from Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines. Let’s hope we will still see some of these games on Steam later!

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Infinity Warriors: Fight! Fight! Fight! Die! Fight! Fight! Die! Repeat.

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Terroir: Like a good wine this game may get even better over time (Early Access)

When you think you have seen it all in tycoon games, an indie developer from Singapore releases a game with a new setting: winemaking! With Terroir, developer General Interactive Co. wants to deliver a simulation of what it means to own a wine estate and get into the fine arts of winemaking business. Let’s take a look at how that works out in this very Early Access version of the game.

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Southeast Asia’s new gaming hope: Impact Games and their games Praesidium and Noir

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Orbiz: Local Co-op Zombie Slasher on Miniature Planets (Early Access)

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Indonesian Street Food Manager ‘Multishop Tycoon Deluxe’ could be a little spicier (English/Bahasa Indonesia)

In its core mechanics, Multishop Tycoon Deluxe is a mix between notorious idle clickers and casual managing games. As the manager of an uprising street food company, your goal is to become the most successful tycoon in a fictional city.

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Sairento VR – Cyber Ninja Action in Virtual Reality (Early Access)

Sairento VR by indie developers Mixed Realms and Swag Soft from Singapore tries to challenge the market with its own take on first-person action in virtual reality.

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Don’t chicken out: Rocketbirds 2: Evolution brings back the killer birds in this hilarious 2D shooter

Five years after Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, independent developer studio Ratloop Asia from Singapore returns with their sequel Rocketbirds 2: Evolution. Like its predecessor, Rocketbirds 2 is a 2d shooter spiced up with over-the-top action and cheesy humour.

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‘Sky Garden’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’ represent Vietnam and Thailand at Game Connection 2017 America

Two candidates from Southeast Asia represent regional game development at Game Connection America 2017. Part of this significant industry event are the Development Awards where 22 games from various platforms have been nominated in different categories by a wide cast of jury members.