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September 18, 2022

Andreas Betsche

Retro shooter in a Southeast Asian setting Angkara: The Horde is coming soon

September 18, 2022 | Andreas Betsche

Boomer shooters are currently extremely popular, and the Southeast Asian version of the genre will be released soon. A preview of Angkara The Horde was featured in the presentation of the shooter genre pioneer 3D Realms’ show Realms Deep 2022.

This is a short tie-in, sort of a prequel to the later game, not the previously revealed Angkara. Angkara: The Horde is primarily meant to be a Horde Survival Shooter in which we will face off against repeating waves of adversaries, as the title already suggests.

The game is being created by the Indonesian studio Trimatra Interactive, which mimics Hexen’s or Quake 2’s 3D retro style. The entire affair is nevertheless transported to a Southeast Asian environment with ancient temples and fantastical creatures. Rocking gamelan music is playing in the fantasy shooter’s background, giving the whole thing a great mood.

On itch.io, a demo will soon be available. In the meantime, find delight in the moody trailer:


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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