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Become a master hacker in Greyhat

Greyhat – A Digital Detective Adventure has two important messages for all of you out there: use strong passwords to protect your personal data and – for God’s sake – don’t write your passwords down somewhere! Hackers are just waiting for this opportunity to steal your data and make your life miserable. In Greyhat, the first title by Malaysian studio Limited Games, we slip into the role of such a data thief and experience a story full of intrigue, crimes, and mysterious events.

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Earth Atlantis 2: Pixel Perfex announces sequel to their acclaimed underwater shooter

Three years after the release of side-scrolling shooter Earth Atlantis, Thai indie studio Pixel Perfex officially announced that they are now working on its successor. Earth Atlantis 2 continues the apocalyptic scenario in which most of the earth’s surface was flooded by a major climate catastrophe, mankind was wiped out and giant machine animals rule the oceans. Again we man our submarine to explore this inhospitable world and hunt down the monsters of the seas.

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Not Your Usual Bali Experience: Escape from Naraka

With their first game, the developers from Xelo Games want to take us into a mystical world full of ancient gods and monsters. Escape from Naraka, initially known as Leyak, takes us into a temple inspired by the Hindu cultures of Bali, from which we must seek a way out. From the first-person perspective, we jump over nasty traps, climb to dizzying heights, and sneak past nasty enemies as unseen as possible.

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‘When The Past Was Around’ is the game we desperately needed in these stressful pandemic times

Sometimes it’s only short moments that have a big impact: When The Past Is Around is just a short game, but rarely has the experience been so impressive and emotional. This point ‘n click adventure by Mojiken Studio from Indonesia tells a story about love, loss, pain, and moving on, which doesn’t get lost in depression but also manages to remember and celebrate the beautiful things in life.

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Indonesian MOBA Lokapala might soon come to other Southeast Asian countries and Europe

As part of devcom 2020, the official developer conference of Gamescom, the Indonesian development studio Anantarupa presented its MOBA Lokapala to a wider audience. Lokapala combines classic MOBA gameplay with the cultural and mythological influences of Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Players can throw themselves into the 5vs5 battles with characters based on heroes from a wide range of Southeast Asian myths.

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Clear the stage for Stagehands! and The Iterative Collective

In Stagehands! we take on the tasks of a backstage crew in the film or theater business. Our job is to prepare the stage for the production. This works best with teamwork and so Stagehands! Will be a co-op game for 2 to 4 players in local and online mode. Together we create backdrops, put the scenes in the right light, and move stage elements to their correct place – always with a wicked timer ticking down!

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Gamescom 2020: Games from Southeast Asia Roundup

Especially in recent years, the German video expo Gamescom has developed into an important meeting point for game developers from all over the world to present their works to a larger audience. Southeast Asia was also strongly represented last year. Now, the trade fair had to switch to a purely digital concept due to the pandemic. Unlike in the past, the developers were now able to at least save the high travel costs – but does that mean in return that more games from Southeast Asia could be seen and played? We must admit: Compared to last year, there were fewer surprises this time, but a lot of new things from games which were already announced. In this article we will discuss these games and the possible reasons for the cautious participation in general.

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Gamescom 2020: First glimpse at new action-adventure Tirta from Indonesia

At this year’s devcom Developer Conference, a side event of the video game convention Gamescom, which is taking place digitally due to the pandemic, we had the opportunity to talk to some game developers from Indonesia who presented their latest projects to us. The highlight here was Tirta from developer Agate Games. In a detailed conversation with Cipto Adiguno, Vice President of the Consumer Games Division, we learned more about the content and the current state of development of the game.

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Is No Straight Roads the new King of Rock?

In a world where electronic sounds dominate the music business, our task is to bring rock back to its former glory. Action adventure No Straight Roads by Malaysian studio Metronomik received a lot of praise and expectations for one of the most important games from Southeast Asia are huge. In this review, we will clarify whether the game lives up to these expectations and can claim the rock ‘n roll throne once an for all.

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Necronator: Dead Wrong Brings Tower Defense Back to Life

Did you think this was one of those games that would be stuck forever in the Early Access nimbus and then be silently released at some point? Well, you were dead wrong! Instead, developer Toge Productions and publisher Modern Wolf have followed a stringent plan and now officially released their game Necronator: Dead Wrong after only 5 months of Early Access. Is this version any good now and is the project really finished? Let’s find out!

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15+1 Demos From Southeast Asia Playable During The Steam Game Festival – Summer Edition 2020

Due to this year’s pandemic, many gaming events had to be canceled or replaced by online presentations. Therefore, probably more game developers than ever decided to contribute playable versions of their PC games to The Steam Game Festival – Summer Edition 2020. In addition to live streams and Q&As with the developers, the hands-on experience is the main focus of this event. Fortunately, there are also many titles from Southeast Asia, for example from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. So that you don’t lose track of all those games, we have this list of 15+1 game demos from Southeast Asia that you can try out from home and for free between June 16, 2020 (10 AM PDT) and June 22, 2020 (10 AM PDT).