New Games from Malaysia in 2021

It’s that time of the year again—no, not the holiday season. It’s time to take a look at upcoming games from Malaysia, some of which we’ll hopefully see in 2021. Some are already playable in Early Access with a possible full release next year, while others don’t have a set release date yet. Doctor Who: […]

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Become a master hacker in Greyhat

Greyhat – A Digital Detective Adventure has two important messages for all of you out there: use strong passwords to protect your personal data and – for God’s sake – don’t write your passwords down somewhere! Hackers are just waiting for this opportunity to steal your data and make your life miserable. In Greyhat, the […]

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Cinema 14 – Will you escape the cursed movie?

In Cinema 14, players take over the role of a girl falling asleep during a show and awakening being trapped in a deserted movie theater. By choosing the seat of a long-lost child, she unknowingly triggered a deadly curse. Now, she needs to unravel the mysteries of the child’s fate, reconstruct the events and escape the cinema. Since the game is made in Malaysia it features many references to Malaysian cultures and mythologies, which adds a nice touch to an otherwise interesting but common storyline.

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Using a Dying Language Today and its Challenges in Game Development

Languages and creoles die when they fall out of use and relevance from current contexts. Moved by Kodrah Kristang’s mission to revitalise Kristang, I also wanted to use this local creole in my new game that is based on Southeast Asian culture and folklore. But this comes with challenges due to Kristang’s limited and/or dated vocabulary.

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Voyeuristic phone simulator ‘Sara Is Missing’ wants us to feel awkward

Malaysian Monsoon Lab’s “Sara is Missing” is a haunting mobile game where players investigate Sara’s disappearance through her phone. The interactive novel game offers a chilling journey with multiple outcomes, available in demo form on itch.io and Google Play. The experience promises spine-tingling storytelling akin to films like The Ring.

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