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October 20, 2023

Andreas Betsche

Expedition Journal: Nusantara Adventures

October 20, 2023 | Andreas Betsche

Entry 1: Unveiling the Enigma

As I embark on this digital expedition, Nusantara Adventures unveils itself, a mysterious world that fuses roguelike action and real-time combat. A complex journey inspired by the Malay Sultanate era. The game comes to life under the banner of Moredoor Interactive, a budding indie game studio nestled within the heart of Sarawak, Malaysia. What mysteries shall we uncover in the uncharted terrain of Nusantara?

Nusantara Adventures Camp Screenshot

Entry 2: The Tapestry of Nusantara

Within Nusantara, the canvas of this tale is no ordinary parchment. It’s a realm of enchantment forged with procedurally generated landscapes. The top-down perspective, resplendent with vivid 3D imagery, ushers us into the vibrant realm. The expedition passages, combining combat and exploration, become a colorful tapestry. We tread carefully as we come to grips with this living canvas.

Entry 3: Keeper of the Village

The journey not only beckons us with action but also presents a demanding test of resource management. As the guardians of our village, we face dilemmas. The choices we make carry the weight of prosperity or peril. The sword may be mighty, but the purse is as sharp.

Nusantara Adventures Village Screenshot

Entry 4: The Power of Legends

Nusantara whispers its tales of myth and legend. These chronicles offer an array of ethereal powers, crafting a web of unique play styles. I ponder which path to tread, for legends are more than just stories; they are the catalysts of our destiny.

Entry 5: The Ever-Changing Canvas

Nusantara’s heart beats to the rhythm of discovery. Each expedition is a new chapter in the epic, a canvas that unfurls a different story every time. From enigmatic treasures to formidable adversaries, the unknown awaits, turning every page into an individual experience.

Nusantara Adventures Exploration Screenshot

Entry 6: Charting the Course

Nusantara Adventures is set to chart its course in the gaming world during the early months of 2024. This promising odyssey will be accessible on Steam, Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. It beckons the solitary explorer, offering a symphony of eight hours or more to paint their own epic narrative on its unfolding canvas.

With curiosity and controller in hand, I’m prepared to embark on this enigmatic journey. May the expedition journal reveal the secrets of Nusantara, one entry at a time.


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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