Asva The Monkey, An Awesome Puzzle Game Out Of Cambodia
Anh-Minh Do | On June 7, 2013 at 11:30 am
Cambodia is a country we don’t get to focus much on here on Tech In Asia, but luckily there are a few websites out there like Geeks In Cambodia that are covering the scene. They pointed us in the direction of a cool puzzler game called Asva The Monkey straight out of Phnom Penh.
I’ll be honest, I was skeptical of this game at first. Cambodia, with a population of under 15 million and with internet penetration sitting well under 10 percent, is a small market with not much competition to foster growth. But one look at Asva The Monkey, and I was immediately impressed by the graphics, so I had to try it out.
The basic idea is that Asva, the little monkey pictured above, has to jump across an assortment of tiles to get to a little gem. The crux is, Asva has to jump on every single tile in order to pass each level. And each level is more complex than the last. Luckily, the game allows you a few lifelines where you can skip levels and/or choose to get some hints to hit certain tiles. Suffice it to say, I only got to level five.
The game, which currently ships on both Android and iOS, has only been downloaded 130,000 times, but it’s only been out since the beginning of the year. The Osja team plans to roll out more games with Asva, so we’ll keep you up to date.