The Philippines are known for its cultural diversity, varied landscapes, and rich cultural and historical past. Exploring all this has become more difficult for people in recent years, and excursions have become a rarity. With their free-to-play mobile game Galà, the Philippine indie developer kendikorp would now like to offer an opportunity to experience the Philippines interactively from the screen of our smartphone.
Galà takes a group of students and us on a field trip through the country’s different regions, where we can make various cultural discoveries based on our students’ hints.
For example, we may discover the mysterious mythology surrounding the snake-like dragon Bakunawa or learn more about the traditional musical instrument Kubing, which can be found in Mindanao, among other places.
Galà is still in a very early development phase, which is why kendikorp has not yet been able to show us any gameplay in motion or in-game screenshots. But we already find this mix of concepts between adventure and learning games exciting. The developers also convinced the Cultural Center of the Philippines, which awarded their promising project a Game Development Grant.