New Games from Singapore in 2021

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!

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This Singaporean Battle Royale Shooter Challenges Fortnite and Overwatch

Singaporean studio Miracle Games has huge plans. With their hero-based battle royale shooter Farlight 84, they want to tackle two heavyweights of the genre at once, namely Overwatch and (!) Fortnite. As a connoisseur of the Southeast Asian gaming world, one, of course, pays attention to such a declaration of war: is it going to be a classic flop or is there actually a serious roar awaiting us from the City of Lions?

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Not Your Usual Bali Experience: Escape from Naraka

With their first game, the developers from Xelo Games want to take us into a mystical world full of ancient gods and monsters. Escape from Naraka, initially known as Leyak, takes us into a temple inspired by the Hindu cultures of Bali, from which we must seek a way out. From the first-person perspective, we […]

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One Shot: In Wild West, They Talk About My One Taps

In the era of old Wild West: One bullet in your revolver is all you need to survive and earn respect. One Shot is a mobile game from Mike Studio, a solo game developer based in the Philippines. The game is pure and simple: kill the enemy and earn your score with just one bullet.

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Hotline Neon: Lithium City Leaves A Trail Of Destruction

Flickering neon lights. Skyscrapers wherever you look. This city is sinking into a swamp of crime and violence. Right in the middle stands a young woman with colored hair. Pumping electro beat. Slash! Before you know it, a room full of corpses. Welcome to Lithium City. This game feels like a fever dream: confusing, sweat inducing, overwhelming with stimuli and yet somehow gripping. Lithium City manages to combine fun and frustration like no other game without forcing you to put that gamepad down for good if you take the challenge.

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Malaysian Students Impress With Their High-Quality Game Projects

Due to the current corona pandemic, UOW Malaysia KDU has decided to have this year’s summer showcase of its student projects take place digitally. It is an ideal opportunity for us to introduce you to the games made by students of the Bachelor of Game Development at the School of Computing & Creative Media. It is impressive what Malaysia’s future game designers have achieved already: from a culturally inspired point & click adventure, to a musical brawler or even a Souls-like, everything is there to delight a gaming enthusiast’s heart and what’s the best: all games can be downloaded free of charge, the links can be found below. We have picked five highlights for you, but the other projects are also definitely worth a look.

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