We are often surprised by unusual games that appear out of nowhere. Agnostiko, from Singles Alliance, is one such project. And the pitch sounds promising: A Pinoy-style Metroidvania, in 2D pixel art, inspired by the PlayStation classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Indonesian developers Clay Game Studio kick off their Steam portfolio with the platformer Faerie Afterlight. Together with the San Francisco and Tokyo-based publisher Mastiff, they will bring Lumina’s weird and wonderful world to life this coming Summer 2022.
While gruesome news from Myanmar about the military coup and the acts of violence against protestors dominate the international press, local indie developer Thet Naing Oo, better known as Thetoyamo, contacted us about launching a Kickstarter campaign for a new game. We have compiled all information on Lost Souls and talked to Thetoyamo also about creating a game project under such difficult circumstances.
Phew. 2020 is almost over, and like many of us, we are relieved that this epidemic year is coming to an end. But not everything went severely, so we were presented with lots of great games from Southeast Asia last year. However, we weren’t quite as impressed by the output and quality coming from Singapore. Although there were a few indie hits (including Gordian Quest, There Is No Tomorrow, or GORSD) and the triple-A productions Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising, which were created in cooperation with Ubisoft Singapore, a real highlight was missing. The City of Lions shouldn’t be written off that quickly, though. There are several exciting titles currently in development, most of which might be released as early as 2021. Here are our most-wanted games coming from Singapore next year or beyond!
Let’s make it short: none of the games in this list have been officially announced for next year. There are, however, two main reasons why we want to talk about them anyway: First, the games have been in development for a long time, which is why a release in 2021 is not unlikely. Second, games from Myanmar, Cambodia, and Brunei are so rare that we’re excited to see each release. The latter is also the simple reason why we discuss the three countries in a joint article. Each of the following games holds the potential for an initial spark in game development, now only the quality has to be right.
We’ve probably all been there. Sometimes, you’re just itching to play a new game, but work and life left you tired and stressed out enough – picking up another 30h epic may seem too big a task. Fortunately, there are lots of great, shorter games out there and plenty of them can be found on Itch.io. Browsing through the site’s extensive library can be a task in itself, however, but we’re here to help. We’ve selected 4 games from our collection of indie games from Southeast Asia you should give a try the next time you’ve got that itch.