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Indie games - Games in Asia

Deemo: the Last Recital is worth taking note of

September 22, 2014 | Thomas Price

Asia will be getting the Playstation Vita version of Deemo: the Last Recital simultaneously with Japan, it was revealed at Tokyo Game Show this past week. The game is an expanded port from the popular mobile rhythm game that unlike … Read More

Elemental is the cutest little indie console game you’ll see at Tokyo Game Show

September 20, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

I-Illusion’s minimalist indie game Element4l is coming to the PS4 in Japan. Read More

Sense of Wonder Night 2014: the weird and the wonderful of the world’s indie games

September 20, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Tokyo Game Show’s Sense of Wonder Night 2014 has crowned its king, but there are many others worthy of note. Read More

Kickstart a music game that teaches you to write Japanese

September 18, 2014 | J. Sexton | One Comment

Singapore-based developer Springloaded is trying to bring its music-centered hiragana teaching game from mobile to more platforms.Read More

Vietnam’s first mobile TPS gets new name, official release lands on foreign shores soon

September 17, 2014 | Hieu Le Dang

Launching in Vietnam last April under the name Chien Binh CS, it’s been five great months for this very first TPS game from Vietnam. In preparations for expansion into a larger market after some success in Vietnam, JOY Entertainment decided to give Chien Binh CS an international makeover. That is how Captain Strike’s was born, and the game is now publishing its alpha test for both Android and iOS. Read More

Meet GLEN, a game engine from Malaysia’s Pickled Brains

September 16, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Are you an independent developer in Asia? You might want to check out GLEN, a game engine from Malaysia’s Pickled Brains.Read More

Set in colonial India, Oleomingus’ Somewhere lets you choose your own adventure… within its own adventure

September 15, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

We took took the alpha build of Somewhere, a puzzle-stealth-exploration hybrid for a spin and came back impressed. Read on to know why.Read More

Asura is a hack and slash roguelike inspired by Indian mythology

September 12, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

This 3-person project by India’s Ogre Head Studios might be the country’s most ambitious game yet. Here’s why.Read More

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

Make your first game, part II: cross-platform and iPad tools.

September 12, 2014 | J. Sexton

No PC? No problem. There are lots of tools to start making games on Mac and Linux too, as well as one for the iPad.Read More

Make your first game, part I: Windows-only edition

September 11, 2014 | J. Sexton | 2 Comments

Making games isn’t just for programmers anymore. These Windows programs can help make your game idea a reality.Read More

This Chinese high school kid is developing a console FPS

September 11, 2014 | C. Custer

A Chinese high school kid is reportedly undertaking one of the most ambitious indie development projects we’ve ever heard about, completely solo. Read More

Digital Knights studio not giving up despite failed Sienna Storm Kickstarter

September 10, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

Non-linear thriller Sienna Storm cancels Kickstarter, but Singapore developer Digital Knights isn’t giving up.Read More

Game jams are “where it’s at” for Malaysian developer Shawn Beck

September 9, 2014 | J. Sexton

Velocibox’s creator Shawn Beck talks about braving indie game development as an individual. Read More

Gravity Flipper review: Indian studio VG Games improves on the Flappy Bird formula

September 8, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 2 Comments

We tell you why you should check out VG Games’ Gravity Flipper, a charming take on games like Flappy Bird.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

Velocibox review: are you hardcore enough to take on this endless runner?

September 3, 2014 | Franz Co | 2 Comments

The formula for an endless runner is simple enough: a character runs through a corridor littered with obstacles in an attempt to grab items. 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