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May 16, 2022

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This Indonesian management game wants to send adult gamers to Hell

May 16, 2022 | Andreas Betsche

Arkana Games, an indie game developer from Indonesia, announces that its latest title, Ahli Neraka Tycoon, is currently in development.

According to their press release, it will be a hell-themed idle business simulation game where players will manage an underworld realm and ensure that the sinners are adequately tormented while keeping the operational costs minimum.

Players can build and upgrade facilities such as a Blood Room or a Torture Field to ensure that sinners are adequately tormented and generate profit. To ensure this and avoid riots by “under-tormented” inhabitants of hell, the players will get help from companions: the Syaitons. These characters are based on Indonesian ghost folklore, including gondoruwos, tuyuls, suster ngesots, and kuntilanaks. They can be employed to undertake specific tasks, like cooking, building, guarding, and cleaning the underworld.

Surya Asmoro, the Lead Artist of Arkana Games, describes their work as games for grown-up gamers who are at a point in their lives where they are busy with family and work but are still craving the sense of progression.

Interested gamers can co-develop Ahli Neraka Tycoon and share their ideas in a Whatsapp community group, which can be accessed via the official website.

Ahli Neraka Tycoon will be launched for Android in September 2022.


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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