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Singaporean-based Studios at Indie Prize Singapore 2017

April 22, 2017 — by Yuliya Moshkaryova

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Singaporean-based Studios at Indie Prize Singapore 2017

April 22, 2017 — by Yuliya Moshkaryova

Sixteen games from Singaporean-based teams will be showcased at Indie Prize during Casual Connect Asia 2017 in Singapore.

Game Title: NEO Impossible Bosses
Developer: Edwin Fan LiangDeng
Platform: Desktop Win
Website: neoimpossiblebosses.coder-ddeng.com
Country: Singapore

NEO Impossible Bosses is an RTS-MOBA Raidboss Rush in which you utilize a number of heroes to defeat the IMPOSSIBLE BOSSES!




Noteworthy game features:

  • Take on bosses while controlling multiple heroes with abilities at once!
  • Made for gamers who liked taking down MMO-style bosses when they were young, but now cannot do the same because of the time consuming MMO level grind.
  • Real time Tactical Pause mechanic in which the player can issue commands to units while paused. This takes a lot of stress out controlling multiple heroes at once.

Game Title: Anti-Cast “Welcome to Aura”
Developer: CHOO5D production
Platform: Desktop Win
Website: http://anti-cast.weebly.com/
Country: Singapore

Anti-Cast is a Third Person Stealth & Action adventure game where the player moves through the story by surviving and solving unique puzzles. The gameplay is totally up to the players to choose which can be either stealth, action or both.

Leon is a ordinary high school student but he was suddenly cast into this unknown world. The setting of the game takes place in school but in a parallel world known as Aura that is roamed with murderous creatures and killers. To survive this harsh world, Leon has to seek help from a girl, Sara who is already well experienced with nature of this world.

Game Title: Görsd
Developer: Springloadedsoftware
Platform: Desktop Win
Website: http://springloadedsoftware.com/
Country: Singapore

GORSD is a frantic local PVP title eventually intended for 2-4 players huddled together around a switch. The gameplay is frantic, tactical and always exciting. The developers were inspired by games such as Bomberman, Towerfall, Nidhogg, Splatoon and Pacman. While the rules are very simple, the options available to a player combined with how fast they can react make the experience deep and technical. Modifiers and simple controls allow everyone to remain competitive no matter their differing skills. The game aims to invoke a sense of mystery and make players curious. The oddness of the name will make people want to explore the game, where they will discover a combination of gameplay mechanics that is unlike any other game currently available.

Game Title: Nether Realms
Developer: Springloadedsoftware
Platform: iOS, Android
Website: http://springloadedsoftware.com/
Country: Singapore

Nether Realms is a cross between Plants VS Zombies and Spore. It is a tower defense/RPG game, built on a ‘gacha’ / TCG mechanic. The player must manage the units they send into battle, each time they claim a soul or monster part from the living, this becomes currency for investing in building, breeding or extracting new monsters. The aim of the game is to create a defense that is strong enough to keep the enemies at bay, while also allowing the user to save enough souls to expand their territory.

Award: First Prize at the Indie Pitch Arena in the Global Mobile Games Confederate Manila 2017.

Game Title: Desert Island Fishing
Developer: Springloadedsoftware
Platform: iOS, Android
Website: http://springloadedsoftware.com/
Country: Singapore




Desert Island Fishing is an easy to play, simple fishing game. The players will be able to cast their line to different depths, upgrade their fishing rods and experiment with different lures and hooks to catch a specific fish. The game simulates a simple fishing mechanic of tension and release to reel in the catch. As the player proceeds through the game, more characters with different backstory will be unlocked. Items fished out will get more ridiculous, ranging from a Cola Can to an Alien Spaceship. Though simple and humorous on the surface, the game produces a deep message regarding pollution in the sea.

Game Title: Rescue Quest Gold
Developer: Boomzap Entertainment
Platform: Desktop Win
Website: http://rescuequest.boomzap.com/gold
Country: Singapore

Rescue Quest Gold is a remastered version of the path-based scrolling match-3 game with an all-new ending and improved special effects. Match gems to help Boom and Zap cast a path through an enchanting adventure, defeat foes along the way, and rescue the captured spritelings from an evil sorcerer.

Achievements:

  • Over 2 million downloads in the mobile version
  • Featured 121 times under Best New Games in the App Store
  • #1 Top Free Puzzle App in South Korea in Google Play.

“Rescue Quest keeps the core of what makes Match-3 great, and then adds a little extra strategic depth” – Peter Willington, AppSpy.

Game Title: Stifled
Developer: Gattai Games
Platform: Console, Desktop Win, Desktop Mac, VR desktop/console
Website: www.gattaigames.com
Country: Singapore




Stifled is a multi-award winning, Mic-Enabled Sound-Based Stealth Thriller, where sound is the only way you see and the enemies HEAR your fear. In Stifled, the sounds made by your in-game character and yourself through microphone input reveal the otherwise hidden world through ‘echolocation’. However, undue noise will attract the attention of creatures lurking in the darkness. To survive, you will have to tread the line between making sounds to see, and staying quiet to stay hidden.

Awards:

  • Best Gameplay Winner at Unite Singapore 2016
  • Viewers’ Choice Winner at Unite Singapore 2016
  • Judges’ Choice Winner at Gamestart Asia 2016
  • Best Innovation Winner at Taipei Game Show 2017
  • Most Innovative Game and Best Game Design Nominee at Indie Prize Singapore 2016

Game Title: Sairento VR
Developer: Mixed Realms
Platform: VR desktop/console
Website: http://sairentovr.com/
Country: Singapore

Sairento VR is a mission-driven, VR action role-playing game set in a re-imagined Japan in the near future. In Sairento, you play as a member of the Silent Ones – a righteous but covert organization of seemingly ordinary people who practice the long forsaken code and martial arts of the ancient samurais and ninjas. You are tasked with uncovering the sinister secret behind other members of the Silent Ones turning into crazed nano-infected shells of their former self and in the process, fight your way through multitudes of your past comrades.

Crafted painstakingly to provide an engaging and visually stunning first-person swordfighting and gunplay – expect awesome weaponry, intuitive controls, challenging levels, menacing enemies and beautiful environments in your fight to restore order to the world.

Game has received “very positive” reviews on Steam. Road to VR has given a good review for their early access.

Game Title: Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!
Developer: Daylight Studios
Platform: Desktop Win, Desktop Mac
Website: www.day-lightstudios.com
Country: Singapore

In Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! explore a whacky veggie-filled universe and take part in turn-based combat as you embark on a space adventure with two potato sisters trying to find their beloved grandfather. Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! has received a positive rating of over 90% in the first couple of weeks.

Game Title: Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
Developer: Witching Hour Studios
Platform: Desktop Win, Desktop Mac
Website: http://www.witching-hour.net
Country: Singapore

Masquerada is a single-player light RPG adventure where real-time combat can be paused for tactics with Venetian-styled masks that grant deadly magic. Overcome devious marauders & fey curiosities as you witness a riveting tale of masked mystery voiced by Matthew Mercer, Jennifer Hale & more.

Achievements:

  • 92% Positive on Steam, covered on Polygon, Destructoid
  • Winner of Best Indie Game at Tokyo Game Show 2015 from Dengeki PlayStation Magazine.

Game Title: Monster Chronicles
Developer: Delta Duck Studios
Platform: iOS, Android
Website: www.deltaduckstudios.com
Country: Singapore

Monster Chronicles is a Strategy RPG with a unique battle system that combines the best of hardcore games like Fire Emblem with the simplicity of Tic-Tac-Toe. Monster Chronicles was nominated for IMGA

Game Title: Cat Quest
Developer: The Gentlebros
Platform: iOS, Android, Desktop Win
Website: http://thegentlebros.com/
Country: Singapore

Cat Quest is an open world RPG…with cats! Explore and discover a massive seamless world, as you fight monsters, loot caves and go on an epic cat-venture!

Achievements:

  • Indie Prize Showcase at Tokyo Game Show 2016
  • Featured multiple times on Touch Arcade, Pocket Gamer, Siliconera and other websites.

Game Title: Fates & Constellations
Developer: Rotten Mage
Platform: iOS
Website: http://rottenmage.com/
Country: Singapore

Fates & Constellations is a mesmerizing line splitting puzzle game. Rid the heavens of rogue constellations by cutting them out of the night sky in this alluring puzzler.

Game Title: Recolor
Developer: Diceroll Studios
Platform: iOS, Android
Website: http://dicerollstudios.com/
Country: Singapore

Recolor is a mobile 2D puzzle-action game set in a stylized world. The game utilizes a unique drawing mechanic that allows players to plan and guide the characters Huey and Satura across beautiful but dangerous landscapes as they embark on a journey to help Satura regain her memories while recoloring their world.

Achievements:

  • Nominee for Best Mobile Game at Indie Prize Singapore 2016
  • Nominee for Best Indie Game at Tokyo Game Show 2016 by Dengeki Online.

Game Title: TORIKO
Developer: Happy Labs
Platform: iOS, Android
Website: http://happylabs.weebly.com
Country: Singapore

TORIKO is a unique Puzzle PVP game where two players are versus each other in real time. To win, players either make their opponent overflow or clear birds fast.

TORIKO is the world’s first real-time Puzzle PVP game for mobile devices.

Game Title: Chef Wars
Developer: Mindcake Games
Platform: iOS, Android, Desktop Win
Website: http://mindcakegames.com/
Country: Singapore and Philippines

Are you a foodie? Chef Wars is the first ever food exploration game!

Guide young Sylvie in finding top chefs around the world, source the finest ingredients, and invent over 1000 recipes. Help her win epic kitchen battles and rise the culinary ranks. Gain enough fame to stop the evil Baron von Pork from completing his secret recipe and world domination!


The full list of Indie Prize Singapore 2017 finalists can be found at indieprize.org. Meet the developers at Casual Connect Asia 2017 on May 16 – 18, 2017, at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway in Singapore.

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Yuliya Moshkaryova

Yuliya Moshkaryova

Yuliya Moshkaryova is the Indie Prize Director and Senior Project Manager and Team Leader at Ukrainian indie studio Wildec LLC. Yuliya travels around the world to meet indie developers from every corner of the globe and to invite the best games to join the Indie Prize scholarship. Follow @MoshkaryovaYuli to stay updated about Indie Prize news and gamedev events.

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