Meet the team

Welcome to Virtual SEA – Home of Southeast Asian gaming culture!

Dive into the exciting world of Southeast Asian video games with Virtual SEA. Our website is your go-to destination for all things Southeast Asian game development, featuring reviews, previews, news, and reports about the latest indie games from the region. From the bustling cities of Singapore to the lush jungles of Indonesia, our team of independent writers brings you a unique perspective on the diverse and rapidly growing Southeast Asian gaming scene. With a focus on highlighting the innovative and culturally rich games developed by local studios, we are dedicated to showing the world that Southeast Asian indie developers are at the forefront of creative and exciting game design. Join us on our journey as we uncover the hidden gems of the Southeast Asian games market and be a part of the future of global gaming.

meet the team

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.

Andreas

Kenzie received a second childhood by crunching five generations of video game history in her free time – out of pure boredom and fascination. Since then, she’s been obsessively playing and writing about games and interactive fiction. She hopped aboard VirtualSEA to discover more about the regional game industry and help promote its talent and titles. She has a rolling list of favorite games, but Knights of the Old Republic and Horizon Zero Dawn come out on top.

Kenzie

Luna is an indie game developer and author from Berlin. She’s all into games, comics, and other geeky stuff. On Virtual SEA, she reviews games and occasionally irons out Andreas’ many spelling and grammar mistakes. Her top three games are Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (Lufia), Seiken Densetsu 2&3 (Secret of Mana & Secret of Mana 2), and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Luna

Nissie

Vince is a lazy artist, writer, and aspiring game designer from the Philippines. His favorite ways of escaping from reality include playing shooters with friends and long, immersive single-player games. Having a particular affinity for horror, he joined VirtualSEA to discover and build up discussion on the latest and greatest games in the genre in the SEA region. Currently, he’s really hooked on Lobotomy Corporation and Slay the Spire.

Vince