Level Up KL! Celebrates its 3rd year as South East Asia’s premium game conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This year there were, even more, speakers, delegates and of course games on showcase from all the wonderful game developers in the region. We managed to play through most of the demos and here’s a couple that we can’t wait to launch. Keep an eye out for them!
Re:Legend by Magnus Games (Malaysia)
We’ve written about Re:Legend previously but this was the first time that we were actually able to get our hands on a playable demo. And I have to say it’s everything that I hoped for and more. Situated in the beautiful land of Vokka you’re spoiled for choice for things to do, from Harvest Moonesque farming to taming or fighting the adorable chibi monsters. Re:Legend brings all my favourite game elements into one beautiful game. If that’s not all Magnus Games has also added a multiplayer feature so that you can enjoy the game with your friends.
Re:Legend bagged the Rising Star Award at the SEA Awards at Level Up KL this year. This is definitely one game that I’ll be keeping an eye out for, coming out in the fall of 2018 on the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Cave Guys by Weraku Games (Malaysia)
Cave Guys is a fast-paced adventure game for mobile where you and your tribe of cavemen have to battle for survival in the dinosaur infested wilds. The action is great and optimised for mobile with dangerous challenges and quick time action minigames. Grow your tribe, become stronger and advance your civilization!
Cave Guys will be released with over 70 hours of gameplay, 50 over types of monsters, bosses as well as a myriad of equipment to beef up your Cave Guy. Out sometime this year for iOS and Android, if you’re looking for some fast action fun I’d recommend checking this out.
Infectonator 3: Apocalypse by Toge Productions (Indonesia)
Another zombie game where you’re humanity’s last hope and you fight and defeat hordes of zombies? Well not in Infectonator 3: Apocalypse. Now you’re on the winning side (for once) and it’s your job to infect the world with zombies. Infectonator 3: Apocalypse blends arcade with real-time chaos, where you can splice and refine your zombie DNA so that you’re able to take over the world, one bite at a time.
Winner of the Best Gameplay Awards and Grand Jury Awards at Level Up KL, Infectonator 3: Apocalypse will be out on Steam (no date confirmed, unfortunately).
BattleSky Brigade by Battle Brew Productions (Singapore)
Mix your love for real-time strategy with adorable bunnies! BattleSky Brigade is a cutesy RTS mobile game that puts you at the heart of Wylde country. From there you defend and rain territories for power and of course more carrots! Choose your own brigade, will it be the quick bunny clan, the powerful psychic penguins or the brigade of mecha goldfish. Just to reiterate it’s goldfish in robot armour, not a robot goldfish, that would just be silly.
BattleSky Brigade will be out the summer of 2018 on iOS and Android.
Project Xandata by Secret 6 (Philippines)
The popularity of hero-based shooters no knows bounds, perpetuated by the popularity of Battleborn of course, *cough cough* Overwatch. Project Xandata by the veteran studio Secret 6 builds a fun world of sci-fi fantasy with competitive eSports drama. Focusing on the customisability of your hero, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of classes, skills and weapons to best suit your playing style. We were able to play the demo at Level Up KL and while still in its early stages there’s a lot of potential for this to take off in the competitive gaming arena.
Project Xandata walked away from the SEA Game Awards with Best in Technology. There’s no fixed date for its release but the game will be playable on PC.
My Lovely Daughter by Toge Productions (Indonesia)
Toge Productions was killing it at Level Up KL this year with not 1 but 3 wins at the SEA Game Awards. My Lovely Daughter is a vast departure from their previous entry Infectonator 3: Apocalypse. The visual novel title of love, loss and harvesting souls is a story heavy resource management game about an alchemist named Faust who has lost his memories as well as the life of his daughter. Upon awakening and finding the corpse of his daughter Faust goes on a journey to revive her by growing new souls. If you’re a fan of storytelling I’d recommend keeping an eye out for this strangely beautiful but what looks to be fairly disturbing game.
My Lovely Daughter is expected to release for PC, Mac and Linux later this year.
The Plight by Cellar Vault Games (Malaysia)
What began as a final year student project has evolved into a full-fledged title by the team at Cellar Vault Games. Graduated from our very own KDU University College, The Plight is a first-person horror, puzzle and exploration game that harnesses the local Malaysian/Chinese culture. Based on the filial love that a grandparent has for their grandchildren, The Plight twists it around by having them murder the children for a mysterious aim. I got to watch a demo (because I’m too chicken to play) at Level Up KL this year and I love the Chinese horror elements in the game as well as the use of sound and music in the game.
No official release date has been set but the game will be launched on PC.