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Competition is fierce for this year’s Asian Indie Prize

April 16, 2014 | Iain Garner

The Asian Indie Prize is coming up soon and the competition is fierce. Come and check out our roundup of the games in the running.Read More

Sweet Madness review: yes, it’s about candies, but it’s no Candy Crush

April 11, 2014 | Xairylle

Before you point an accusing finger at this game and say that it’s a Candy Crush rip off, let me stop you right there: it isn’t. Read More

Autumn Dynasty co-creator nearly chose dentistry over game development

April 9, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Several years ago, Jeffrey Jiang agreed to help Travis Ho with the graphics programming in the latter’s game, and history was made. The Singaporean duo went on to form Touch Dimensions and produce Autumn Dynasty, an iPad game that took the world by surprise. Read More

Singaporean fans of Heads Up will love Guess the Word SG

April 7, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Have you heard of Heads Up? Originally a game Ellen Degeneres used to play on her show, it took casual social gaming to a new level when it was made into a mobile app. Read More

Rampant piracy of Indonesian games on Amazon’s appstore (UPDATED)

April 4, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Indonesian mobile game developers are getting ripped off by pirates selling their IP without permission on Amazon’s appstore, Games in Asia has learned.Read More

Influent review: learn a language by crashing planes

April 3, 2014 | C. Custer

Influent is a game that can help you learn vocab in a new language by teaching you the names of household objects and letting you crash planes.Read More

The story of Shapist: how a digital game can be as tangible as a physical object

April 3, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Ori Takemura is co-creator of Shapist, a puzzle game that blew our mind with its simplicity and beauty. He is also not Japanese, though his name might suggest otherwise. This is the story of how Shapist, originally a side project between Takemura and one Dmitry Kurilchenko, came to life. Read More

Crate review: Jenga with explosions

April 1, 2014 | Xairylle | 2 Comments

I like Jenga. I like explosions. So yes, this game looked like a good idea to me when I found it on Google Play. Read More

Exogenesis: Perils of Rebirth first impressions

March 27, 2014 | Xairylle | One Comment

Exogenesis: Perils of Rebirth, or simply Exogenesis, is an adventure game, visual novel hybrid by Philippine game developers, Team Kwan and Quickfire Games. Read More

An interview with the modder who turned GTA IV’s Liberty City into a Chinese metropolis

March 21, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Yesterday, we wrote about the GTA IV mod that turns Liberty City into China. Today, we got a chance to sit down with the man behind the mod to find out why he made it.Read More

Motte Island video review: an Indonesian indie horror adventure

March 20, 2014 | C. Custer

Dive into our video review of Motte Island, an Indonesian indie horror gem that blends Hotline Miami and classic adventure games with weird moth-monsters. What’s not to like?Read More

Motte Island review: an Indonesian indie horror adventure

March 20, 2014 | C. Custer

Hotline Miami meets classic adventure games meets your drug-addled nightmares. Motte Island is a great game made more incredible by the size of the team that built it.Read More

Support local: Malaysia-made JRPG Alpha Kimori Episode 1 out on Steam tonight

March 17, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

JRPG Alpha Kimori, by Malaysia-based company Sherman3D, is launching on Steam later tonight, at 12:00 A.M. on March 18, 2014. The game will cost $9.99 at launch. Read More

Pastry Push review: a puzzle game that needs extra sugar

March 17, 2014 | Xairylle

If I had to solve a puzzle every time I wanted to eat a pastry, I would be an unhappy, grumpy girl. Read More

Indonesia’s Celestian Tales: Old North RPG hits its campaign goal on Kickstarter, moves into stretch goals

March 14, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Imagine a sweeping epic of a roleplaying game with a morals-driven storyline, six different points of view, multiple personal story arcs for characters, and beautifully hand-drawn art. Read More

Did you know Dusty Revenge was produced by a multimedia company?

March 11, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

When you combine an angry anthromorphic bunny exacting his revenge on the goons who killed his lady love with technically-superb beat-em-up gameplay, you’ve got one hell of a game on your hands. Read More

Made in China: one company’s struggle to do what they love

March 10, 2014 | Iain Garner | 3 Comments

Songtang Animation Technology’s manager Mr. Wu discusses the trials ,tribulations and the future for a games developers in China. Read More

4 reasons why Filipinos should play the satire game Party Animals

March 7, 2014 | Xairylle | One Comment

Party Animals is a misleading name for a game about politics. This part-political-satire and part-strategy game developed by a team of Philippine game developers has you working to win the presidential elections by using different methods. Read More