February 21, 2017

Andreas Betsche

‘Sky Garden’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’ represent Vietnam and Thailand at Game Connection 2017 America

February 21, 2017 | Andreas Betsche

Two candidates from Southeast Asia represent regional game development at Game Connection America 2017. Part of this significant industry event are the Development Awards where 22 games from various platforms have been nominated in different categories by a wide cast of jury members. The winners will be announced in San Francisco on Monday, 27th February 2017.

Nominated as best Social Game is “Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise” by VNG Corporation from Vietnam. This game already won the People’s Choice Award in the 1st IMGA Southeast Asia in 2016 and is also nominated in the 13th IMGA Global Awards. Sky Garden is a casual social game for smartphones that lets you take care of a celestial farm and is highly addictive. Read our review here.


Nominated for Best Desktop / Downloadable, Best Hardcore Game, Most Promising IP, Best Story / Storytelling, and Best Quality of Art is “Home Sweet Home” by Yggdrazil Group from Thailand. Home Sweet Home is a first-person horror game for PC (Already Greenlit on Steam) and PS4 with special focus on VR support for Oculus, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. The game’s story and art design is inspired by Thai regional myths and legends.


We keep our fingers crossed for both of them and hope for at least one winner from Southeast Asia in this competition!

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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