January 14, 2023

Andreas Betsche

Award-Winning Grammar Game from Indonesia is Coming to Nintendo Switch

January 14, 2023 | Andreas Betsche

Indonesian game developers Algorocks and Simpleton have announced the upcoming release of their critically acclaimed grammar game, Grammarian Ltd., on the Nintendo Switch. The game, which has already been released on PC, Android, and iOS, will be available for pre-order starting January 12, with a 50% discount. The official release date is set for January 25, 2023.

Grammarian Ltd. is set in 2099 and follows the player working as a grammar validator in the biggest grammar validation agency after the president issues a decree that everything must use correct grammar. The player must use their grammar and management skills to work their way up from “Junior Passable Intern” to “Editor Extraordinaire” while learning from 80 chapters of grammar and playing with over 800 documents.

According to Algorocks CEO Adib Toriq, the goal of the game is to create a new kind of educational game that is both fun and beneficial for players. His team wants the player to feel enjoyment of the game while at the same time learning grammar. 

Key features of the game include over 1000 documents for the player to validate, 80+ grammar briefs for the player to learn, grammar duels as a requirement for the player to be promoted, and a light and humorous story to add as a narrative aspect.

Grammarian Ltd. has received numerous accolades, including being named the “Best Made in Indonesia” game in the Google Play Best Of Awards 2022 and nominated for “Game of the Year” in the Indonesia Game Awards 2022. The game has also gained popularity by being featured on the front page of the Google Play Store in various countries.

Algorocks is an Indonesia-based game studio founded in 2016, known for developing simulation games like Startup Panic. Simpleton is a small indie game dev team based in Malang, Indonesia, that has developed games such as Paw Paw Paw and Loading Story.

Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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