Virtual SEA Weekly News Update # 7
Once again, you can expect exciting news from the gaming world of Southeast Asia. This time we are reporting on several upcoming events, a new funding opportunity for indies and have tons of new release dates and trailers for you. Here we go:
SEA GAMES AWARDS 2021 Nominees
All nominated games for the SEA GAMES AWARDS 2021 have been announced. More than 40 games from Southeast Asia compete to win prizes in various categories. These include highlights that have already been published, such as Coffee Talk, The Company Man, or Gloom & Doom, but also games that have not yet been announced. For example, in the list, we find the new title from One More Dream Studios, the makers of Ageless or a new game from Xhinobi, called Vannator. As always, there are also exciting projects made by students. The SEA GAMES AWARDS will be part of the Southeast Asian game event LEVEL UP KL on November 19, 2021. You can find out more about the event here.
These are the nominated games for the SEA GAMES AWARDS 2021:
The Company Man by Forust Studio
Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury by Phung Games
SAMUDRA by Khayalan Arts
Tanasurga by Rainman Studios
The Signal State by Reckoner Industries
Malice by Eldritch
Clocked-In by UOW Malaysia KDU
Escape from Naraka by Xelo Games
Seduction by KOEX studio
Midwest 90: Rapid City by Hidden Chest Studios
Gloom and Doom by Neo Tegoel Games
Selera Nusantara by Gambir Studio
Attack Of Undo Zai by CTRLZ
Archwar: Heroes and Demons by Game One Technology
Vita Fighters by Ranida Games
Kingdoms Reborn by Earthshine
Code Atma by Agate
Never Ending Beyond by One More Dream Studios
Rising Hell by Tahoe Games
When the Past Was Around by Mojiken Studio
Exist.EXE by Skyfeather Games Studio
Hadal by UOW Malaysia KDU
The Sun Shines Over Us (Menggapai Matahari) by Eternal Dream Studio
Jump Jerboa by Chinykian Games
Tikus Tales by WilKGames
Vannator by Xhinobi
ENDURA by IFiO STUDIO
At Your Service by FairPlay Studios
Monster Breakout! Brick Breaker Pixel RPG by Seraph Games Studio
Tales of Phi: Math land Great Battle (Monster RPG) by Seraph Games Studio
Cooking Chef Story: Food Park by Niji Games
Airship Academy by Revolution Industry
My Lovely Wife by GameChanger Studio
Noodle SouperStar by BattleBrew Production
Biwar: Legend Of Dragon Slayer by Devata Games Production
DeLight: The Journey Home by DreamTree Studio
Coffee Talk by Toge Productions
A Space for the Unbound by Mojiken Studio
Water Child by UOW Malaysia KDU
Fallen Tear: The Ascension by CMD Studios
SGGA Announces Singapore Games Week 2021
The Singapore Games Association (SGGA) announced the inaugural edition of Singapore Games Week (SGW). SGW 2021 will see a lineup of activities, held from 11 to 31 October, to celebrate the local game industry players and its communities. Held in conjunction with gamescom asia, the festival aims to showcase Singapore’s vibrant games industry to the public and the international gaming community. The highlight is undoubtedly the SGW Virtual Village, an online event where visitors can explore games and communities from Singapore with specially created avatars. There will also be a hybrid Singapore Pavilion at gamescom asia.
SGGA also announced the Asia Games Awards, which will be presented in partnership with gamescom asia on October 17th. Unlike the SEA Games Awards (see above), games from East Asia, South Asia and Central Asia can also take part in this contest. Award submissions will open on 9 September 2021.
You can find more information about Singapore Games Week 2021 on their website.
Agate Launches Video Game Development Fund
Good news for indie studios from Indonesia! With the Agate Skylab Fund, renowned publisher and game producer Agate International (Valthirian Arc, Tirta) announced a new funding initiative for Indonesian indie developers.
In addition to receiving funding between US $ 100,000 to US $ 1,000,000, successful submissions will receive support in the form of mentoring, networking, and collaboration. Developers interested in getting funding through Agate Skylab Fund can submit their proposals through the program’s website to go through the assessment process held by the Skylab committee. According to the press release, Agate is primarily looking for studios that dream of creating excellent multiplayer co-op experiences.
Glorious times for indie developers from Indonesia, as Toge Productions started a similar undertaking with the Toge Game Fund Initiative at the beginning of the year.
Jack Axe Release Date Announcement
After the demo, Jack Axe -The Trial, was released last week, the Filipino developer Keybol Games and publisher Neon Doctrine announced the challenging platformer’s release date. Nordic-Filipino cultural mix Jack Axe will be available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Utomik on October 7th 2021!
Good Knight Delayed
On the other hand, it is unclear when the one-button bullet-hell shooter Good Knight will actually be released. The original release date at the beginning of September could not be met. In a press release, publisher Doublethink Games speaks of a delay of “few weeks” while the official Twitter account announces that Good Knight should start within “a few days” in Early Access on Steam. Anyway, it looks like fans will have to wait a little longer.
Blood Field – Cỏ Máu Short Gameplay Trailer
There is a new gameplay trailer for the first-person horror game Blood Field – Cỏ Máu. In the short but very atmospheric video, we see how the game’s main character moves through a rice field shrouded in darkness and thunderstorms, including creepy-looking scarecrows. In the game, we explore a sinister world with environments based on Vietnamese culture and a storyline inspired by local myths and folklore. Blood Field – Cỏ Máu will be released on Steam in December 2021.
Another Path New Character Design
The exploration game Another Path by Indonesian studio MyHand has undergone a slight transformation. Compared to earlier alpha gameplay, the game’s main character is no longer a little boy but a young man with a cloak. The new character design gives the otherwise quite peaceful-looking adventure a slightly darker touch. Another Path now also has a Steam page and should come out next year.
Seduction is Coming in October
Finally, there is news about Seduction, the new game from KOEX Studio from Singapore (maker of Noosphere). The 2d horror adventure puzzle game about a monk who has to explore a dark parallel world was announced to be released on Steam in October 2021. We are curious whether this title can “seduce” us; the first screenshots look very appealing already.
You can look up which games from Southeast Asia were released this month in our handy release overview.