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Posts By Iain Garner - Games in Asia

IGF 2014 is the “Asia’s got talent” of student indie developers

September 12, 2014 | Iain Garner

The finalists for the IGF China 2014 student prize has been announced, but which of these indie masterpieces will take home the prize?Read More

Smilegate SEA sets its eyes on regional domination with re-designed Gambooz service

September 11, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

Smilegate SEA CEO Justin Park reveals companies plans to relaunch Gambooz as a Steam-style service and unite the fragmented SEA market.Read More

Danganronpa 2 review: the dark and disturbing deduction series is back!

September 11, 2014 | Iain Garner | 12 Comments

Murder mysteries have never been cuter than in Dangranronpa 2, but can the sequel delight as much as the devilishly dark original?Read More

Can Singaporean startup Moomee be Xbox Live for mobile devices?

September 9, 2014 | Iain Garner | One Comment

Singaporean startup Moomee wants to reinvent social gaming on mobile devices, but does the new company have what it takes to go against Line and Wechat?Read More

Bari Silvestre: from Philippine factory worker to world-famous indie developer

September 8, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

Few developers have had as much success in Asia’s games industry as Bari Silvestre, but how did one Filipino factory worker achieve worldwide indie fame?Read More

Filipino developer Silvestre opens fantasy-focused studio: Ferryman

September 1, 2014 | Iain Garner

Filipino indie developer Bari Silvestre, the man behind Keybol Games and the critically lauded Pretentious Game has informed Games in Asia that he intends to launch a new studio later this year. Read More

Love it or hate it, our Swing Copter-ometer has all the answers

August 28, 2014 | Iain Garner | 3 Comments

Are you Swing Copters lover or loather. Whatever your feelings, check out our Swing Copter-o-meter and discover if your surrounded by friends or foes.Read More

Qihoo 360 partners with Goodgame Studios to bring Empire: Four Kingdoms to China

August 27, 2014 | Iain Garner

German-based developer Goodgame Studios announced last week that it will be the first European company to partner with Chinese software company Qihoo 360. Read More

Toge Productions: how to take over the world with zombies

August 25, 2014 | Iain Garner | One Comment

From coding in a garage to being one of Asia’s most recognisable indie studios. This is the story of how two men can dominate the world… with zombies.Read More

4 Final Fantasy mini-games that need to be ported to mobile

August 14, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

With the upcoming release of Final Fantasy VII G-bike is it time for Square Enix to have a look at some other much loved mini-games for future release?Read More

Taking a fan to a gun fight: the 5 worst weapons in Asian gaming

July 30, 2014 | Iain Garner | 7 Comments

Asia has created some of the greatest gaming weaponry of all time, from Cloud’s Buster Sword to Bayonetta’s badass hairdo. With the good comes the bad, and for every awe-inspiring Sword of Sparda, there’s something equally useless. Read More

The 5 worst things about JRPGs

July 14, 2014 | Iain Garner | 4 Comments

I’m in the middle of giant JRPG binge, and that has led to some realizations: I love this genre but there are some things I never want to see again. Read More

5 reasons why Line’s Disney Tsum Tsum is going to consume your life

July 11, 2014 | Iain Garner | One Comment

I recently downloaded Line’s latest game Disney Tsum Tsum, mainly because I wanted to know what the hell a tsum is. Read More

Ace Combat Infinity downloaded more than 1 million times, offers players free celebratory plane

July 10, 2014 | Iain Garner

Bandai Namco’s latest edition to the Ace Combat series, Ace Combat Infinity has been downloaded over one million times in the six weeks since its launch! Read More

5 life lessons taught to me by Persona 4

July 9, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

Some the best games aren’t just games, they are educational. The very best games teach us something about ourselves, life, and the world around us, Persona 4 is one of those games.Read More

Asian gamers rejoice, there’s finally a good MOBA for iPad

July 8, 2014 | Iain Garner | 13 Comments

Mobile devices have been crying out for a decent MOBA and at last, it has arrived. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Fates Forever.Read More

Homemake reaches its Kickstarter goal, spherical cities and body-swapping antics incoming

July 7, 2014 | Iain Garner

Congratulations to Archgame and its success in funding its first game! For those who missed our article introducing Japan developed Homemake, it’s a dystopian platformer set in a spherical city that’s flying through space. Read More