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An interview with the creators of Unrest, an Indian RPG like no other

July 18, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Pyrodactyl Games is what happens when a studio decides to make games for itself rather than chase what’s trending.

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‘It’s harder to make an original casual game than to make a hardcore game’: an interview with Yellow Monkey Studios

July 2, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 4 Comments

Yellow Monkey Studios isn’t your average Indian game developer. Most Indian devs are at ease making games about Bollywood and cricket, and are content just with shipping games out. Read More

Meet Allen Silva, Philippines’ newest Dota 2 English caster

June 25, 2014 | Xairylle | 9 Comments

In the Philippines, Dota 2 games are often cast in the Filipino language, which is why I was both excited and surprised to find out that the scene has a budding English Dota 2 caster: Allen “Lentropy” Silva. Read More

How two guys from radio built India’s most exciting indie game studio

June 24, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

Supersike Games is what happens when two radio industry veterans decide to make video games. Read More

Blizzard Entertainment’s Michael Chu talks Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (VIDEO)

March 27, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 3 Comments

While at the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls launch event in Singapore, we spoke to Michael Chu, senior game designer from Blizzard Entertainment, who, among other things, wrote the characters of the Monk, the Witch Doctor, Zoltun Kulle, Eirena the sorceress follower, … Read More

LGD.Yao: “Every decision we’ve made is to prepare for The International”

March 26, 2014 | Xairylle | One Comment

As one of China’s biggest Dota 2 teams, LGD is a team that was hit rather hard by the great Chinese reshuffles after The International 2013 (TI3). Falling from being the second-strongest Chinese team during The International 2012 (TI2), LGD has been struggling to regain its dominant form.

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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

From the other side of the fence: one developer’s thoughts on in-app-purchases

December 31, 2013 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

A recent post by Games in Asia editor Charlie Custer sparked a debate within our community about the pros and cons of in-app-purchases (IAP). IAP is everywhere these days and is used by different companies in different ways to monetize … Read More

Want to be a professional shoutcaster? In Southeast Asia, it’s not as far away as it seems

December 10, 2013 | Mary-Anne Lee

For many young gamers in Asia, working in eSports is something to aspire to. Some crave the fame and fortune of being a professional player; others dream of Read More

Eedoo Speaks Out About CT510: Don’t Call it a Game Console [EXCLUSIVE]

May 3, 2012 | C. Custer

A day before I wrote this piece about the launch of the CT510 and how the console is nowhere to be found in Beijing, I sent an email to the folks at eedoo, the company that makes the device. Yesterday, … Read More

The GREE Story, Told By Founder and CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka

February 20, 2012 | Willis Wee | 3 Comments

Dressed casually in sneakers, dark blue jeans, and a simple black outfit, he looked very much like your typical tech geek. Perhaps it was the warm Singapore weather that inspired the casual dress. The young founder of GREE (TYO:3632), Yoshikazu … Read More

50 Million Strong: Shen Si, CEO and Co-founder of Papaya Mobile Speaks

January 18, 2012 | Willis Wee

We have covered many other social gaming platforms like GREE, DeNA, and mig33, but admittedly, we haven’t written too much about PapayaMobile (from now on we will). So when PapayaMobile’s co-founder and CEO, Shen Si and I briefly met at … Read More

Tokyo Game Show: Interview with Taisei Yoshida of GREE

September 20, 2011 | Rick Martin

If you attended the Tokyo Game Show this past weekend, chances are you saw GREE’s mammoth exhibition area, the largest one at the show. And if you didn’t see that, you likely saw one of the many GREE girls on … Read More