Secret 6, the renowned game development and art studio with offices in Manila and Madrid, has been acquired by Catalis Group, an international video game and entertainment company with its headquarters in the UK.
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.
Closing out September with high hopes for Filipino games, the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) held the first-ever BizCon, where more than 350 game developers, students, educators, and professionals gathered to gain more insight into the business of making games.
On September 28-30, GDAP will be hosting the first-ever GDAP BizCon 2022, a virtual conference and business matchmaking event, with hopes to mature the local community through exposure to more business development opportunities.
Hot off a historic win, the Philippines is hosting another year of Game Jam+, the world’s largest game development marathon, this October. Though most game jams focus on creation and community, Game Jam+ kicks things up by incorporating business savvy into its program, giving young video game developers opportunities to turn their games into businesses.
Games of the horror genre have always exploited the primal fear of the dark, building worlds and painting pictures in which our minds fill in the blanks where our eyes cannot see. This fear of darkness is literally the name of the game in Outlast-inspired Nyctophobia: Devil Unleashed, released July 2021, brought to you by Filipino solo-dev Solitary Games.