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Indie games - Games in Asia

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

How a bunch of students turned their game jam entry into a world-class mobile game

August 29, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

We spoke to Lucid Labs’ Chirag Chopra to find out how the studio managed to turn a mere student game jam entry into a world-class mobile game.Read More

Indonesian horror gem DreadOut gets a bunch of updates, and a discount

August 22, 2014 | C. Custer

DreadOut is now playable on a lot more kinds of machines, includes an additional costume, and costs 20% less on Steam. What more do you want?Read More

10 free mobile games from Vietnam you should not miss

August 21, 2014 | Hieu Le Dang

Flappy Bird is a household name for gamers all over the world. It really put the Vietnamese games community on the map with its huge success. And that had led to many people asking questions like: “where is Flappy BirdRead More

Sienna Storm, a hand-drawn nonlinear PC thriller from Singapore, hits Kickstarter

August 21, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

This Kickstarter campaign for a thriller PC game from Singapore is headed by Bioware and Deus Ex developers. Wow. Read More

Swing Copters review: is Dong Nguyen a one hit wonder?

August 21, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Swing Copters is a disappointing follow-up to the hysteria-inducing Flappy Bird.Read More

Dong Nguyen’s new Swing Copters is just like Flappy Bird

August 19, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Those of you disappointed that Flappy Bird Family was an Amazon Fire TV-only exclusive will be happy to hear this. Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has announced a “follow-up” to Flappy Bird called Swing Copters. Read More

IGDA Manila’s One Year Game Challenge and the three devs who survived it

August 18, 2014 | Xairylle | One Comment

One challenge. Fifteen participants. Three survivors. And one that almost made the cut.Read More

Cherry Mobile Pinoy Appshop, home of 100 percent Pinoy-made games

August 14, 2014 | Xairylle | 2 Comments

Philippine smart phone company Cherry Mobile has introduced the Cherry Mobile Pinoy Appshop to give Philippine mobile app and game developers a less-competitive platform on which to sell their games.Read More

Steam offers discounted Japanese indie games in celebration of Summer Comiket

August 12, 2014 | Xairylle

It’s almost time for this year’s Summer Comiket and the hype has made its way to Steam via the Japanese Indie Festival sale.Read More

Humble Bundle currently offering some of Japan’s coolest indie games

August 8, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Pick up some of Japan’s finest indie games this week thanks to the Humble Bundle charity sale!Read More

Dynetzzle Extended review: not for those who fear numbers

August 5, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Dynetzzle Extended is $1, making it an impulse purchase. Which is perhaps the only instinct-driven activity you’ll do when it comes to this game. Read More

Games in Asia Meetup Bangkok: how to build an indie gaming studio

August 4, 2014 | Willis Wee | One Comment

How can entrepreneurs (you) grow an indie game studio? How can we reduce entrepreneurs’ failure rate in the gaming startup sector? Can an indie game accelerator help? Can we learn something from a fast-growing indie studio which has at least tasted success?Read More

Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird is back

August 2, 2014 | Willis Wee | 4 Comments

Developed by Dotgears, the Vietnamese super hit mobile game is back as Flappy Birds Family only available on Amazon’s Fire TV platform.Read More

Singapore-based Meri Rosich of Quality Time Lab wins at Indie Prize USA

July 31, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Casual Connect USA, and by extension, Indie Prize USA, are affairs dominated by the West. So it’s always nice to see Asia stick her nose in, and snatch an award or two from the majority. Read More

Lovely Planet review: the Super Meat Boy of first-person shooters

July 30, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 3 Comments

Very few games have you grinning like an idiot throughout your entire playthrough, and Lovely Planet is one such rare game.Read More

Is Dance Party for Apple TV India’s answer to Ubisoft’s Just Dance Now?

July 24, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

While Just Dance may be all the rage, it seems that Ubisoft has competition in the form of Dance Party for Apple TV. Created by India-based Rolocule Games, it negates the need of a console to get your groove on … Read More

Unrest review: an Indian indie putting big budget RPGs to shame

July 23, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Unrest does little but does it well. In fact, a lot better than big-budget heavy hitters from big name developers. Read on to know why.Read More