Singapore’s leading games convention, GameStart Asia 2017 is back in full force and will feature more than 12 of the best local indie game developers. They will be showcasing their exciting new games at the Singapore Games Pavilion which is organised by the International Game Developers Association of Singapore (IGDA) and supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
Many of these local games studios are incubated at PIXEL Studios, a first of its kind collaborative space where technology and media converge to cater to content creators and game developers. Officially launched by IMDA in November 2016, PIXEL Studios aims to build a community of creators and create opportunities for collaboration across the creative ecosystem.
Here’s what you can expect this October 14 and 15!
Avertigos South China Sea | Playware
These flying ships can rise to an impressive height of 12 inches over the game board, creating a thematically appropriate and satisfying visual and tactile experience while playing. In the game, ships that attain greater heights get tactical advantages such as reach and initiative over their rivals.
BattleSky Brigade | BattleBrew Productions
Bloxels Builder | The Students’ Studio
Buglords | Ratloop Studios
In Buglords, botanical bugs form symbiosis with their plants that rely on their hosts to propagate and protect their species. In return, the plant supplies the bug with an intense energy it can channel from fertile soil. Pit your skills against other insects and defeat other Buglords to expand your garden empire! The game has both player vs player and player vs environment elements and up to four players can play at the same time.
Cat Quest | The Gentlebros
Dusty’s Raging Fist | PD Design Studio
Fighting RPG | Cheong Mun Chun
Fighting RPG is a Role Playing Game with Fighting Game mechanics for combat and other interactions. Unlike a normal fighting game, moves and actions are customizable through character progression. Unlike normal RPG. Stats, weapons, status effects and etc will all affect the player abilities to land the hits rather than random dice rolls. This game concept is born out from the idea to have a game that will teach non-fighting game players to play this game genre. But it also has the potential to give fighting game player a new gaming experience by breaking the arcade game limitation.
IntelliK | Nanyang Technological University
IntelliK is a game authoring platform which enables creative people to develop artificial intelligence (AI) powered digital games without requiring any programming skills. Everyone can now design and develop games in an easy and efficient manner for a variety of operating systems and mobile devices. The integrated environment allows users to seamlessly define and create different kinds of game objects, logics, interfaces, control scripts and AI tools through fourth-generation visual programming. Moreover, IntelliK allows users to make use of the latest AI technologies to create innovative forms of games and interactions, a feature that could potentially revolutionise the gaming industry given the large number of smartphone users today. IntelliK is currently used in a number of different industries (e.g. education, wellness and healthcare, or researchs), but a wellspring of new applications is likely to come from its users as they apply IntelliK in novel and creative ways, which complement Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows | Witching Hour Studios
Monster Chronicles | Delta Duck Studios
Monster Chronicles is a Strategy RPG with a unique battle system, combining the best of hardcore games like Fire Emblem with the simplicity of Tic-Tac-Toe. It is currently launched in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand with a global launch coming soon. Hand-pick a team of three Pets from a diverse variety of Monsters belonging to six different Elemental Affinities and then execute devastating Chain Combos to take full advantage of your Monster Skills. Personalize each Pet Monster’s statistics and skills through feeding nutritious food, training and monster fusion. Grow them through Evolution and Limit Break, as they accompany you in your adventure in Ometia – up the Giant Tree, through the Elemental Halls & Town Plazas, and ultimately fighting with real players as a member of a House Guild!
Neo Impossible Bosses | X0to1
Noiro | Diceroll Studios
Potato Pirates | Codomo
Potato Pirates combines potatoes, programming, and piracy into a carbo-loaded card game perfect for the classroom, family day, or even game night with friends. It teaches anyone age 6 & up, 10 hours worth of programming concepts in 30 minutes, all without a computer!