Level Up KL 2018 has come to a close and so too has the SEA Game Awards. It was an amazing conference and the games on display were superb, it just gets better every year. This year the winners of the awards were chosen by members of the media from around Southeast Asia from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and The Philippines. For a full list of our Malaysian nominees click here. Now without further ado here are our winners.
Nightstream by Streamline Games (Malaysia)
The next-gen runner game you’ve been waiting for! Outgrown your typical runner game? How far can you get into the Nightstream? Dive into the Nightstream and uncover the conspiracy of the evil Metronite Corporation. Aid Jose in finding his friends to get to the truth of their disappearance.
Best Visual Art
She And The Light Bearer by Toge Productions (Indonesia)
She and the Light Bearer is a point and click adventure game, a poem, a fairy tale. Take a journey inside a vibrantly coloured forest, meet silly creatures, listen to serene folk music, and discover its sombre secrets. Play the role of Firefly and help her find Mother that will decide the fate of the forest all creatures live in.
She and the Light Bearer is a blend of a music album and adventure game that borrows its aesthetic from storybook and fairy tales. The game put emphasize in the art, poem, dialogue, and music to deliver a story about forest and Mother.
Wishlist it on Steam here.
Best Game Design
Re:Legend by Magnus Games (Malaysia)
Washed ashore on Vokka Island without memories, you must start a new life and find ways to recover your lost memories. In order to do so, you must first learn how to survive on the island by cultivating the land, befriending villagers, expanding the village and raising your very own magical creature known as “Magnus”.
Venture around the land of Ethia where vokka island resides to reclaim your memories is no easy task as the world is filled with dangerous Magnus and threatening challenges. Will you be able to survive and rebuild your own Legend in your new life? Your fate is in your hand!”
Re:Legend will be released on the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Best Audio & Rising Star Award
Songbird Symphony by Joysteak Studios (Singapore)
A heart-warming journey of discovery, as orphaned chick ‘Birb’ sets off to find his true origins. Follow this cheerful little bouncing bird who revels in singing, and guide him through this magical journey of stunning pixel art and gorgeous animation that shapes itself to your musical interactions!
Wishlist it on Steam here.
Coffee Talk by Toge Productions (Indonesia)
Coffee Talk is a game about listening to people’s problems and help them by serving a warm drink out of the ingredients you have. It is a game that tries to depict our lives as humanly as possible while having a cast that is more than just humans. The game was inspired by the calm feelings of drinking warm drinks in the middle of a cold rainy night, alone or accompanied by friends. The game features visual aesthetics that are inspired by 90s anime, classic pixel art adventure games, and the chill imageries often associated with lo-fi chill-hop music.
SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams by Kaigan Games (Malaysia)
A spin-off of the critically acclaimed SIMULACRA, Pipe Dreams tells a brand new story, with a new interface, live-action cast and horrors to unravel. Follow the story of Teddy as he tries desperately to break free from the hold of a cursed video game.
In SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams, Teddy’s life further falls apart as he starts to forget some pretty important things… He finds messages that he has no recollection of sending, and often finds himself blacking out with huge gaps of time missing. And it all started after he downloaded this mysterious free game called “FlappeBird”. It is up to you to help Teddy break free from the game’s unnatural hold over him.
Best Student Game
Terminus Lockdown by Glenmarie Games from KDU University College
Terminus: Lockdown is a third-person survival shooter where players play the role of a lone Technician trapped in a world filled with deadly parasitic plants infesting the halls of an abandoned space station. Outwit the enemies by fighting with light and stay one step ahead of the plant infested robots that used to man the space station. The game revolves around immersion and thick atmospheric tension through the use of environment pieces to create an authentic realistic experience.
Audience Choice Award
ITENO by Why Creative (Malaysia)
Iteno is a maths-based casual puzzle game by indie game developer Why Creative. The idea for Iteno came from Sudoku and the lesser known Kakuro, a logic puzzle that is often referred to as the mathematical equivalent of a crossword puzzle. The game is set to launch on the Google Play and Apple Store as of now though we’re not sure when.
Grand Jury Award
No Straight Roads by Metronomik (Malaysia)
A battle of the music genres you play as two rockers battling against the looming electronic dance music empire. No Straight Roads is a rhythm action game directed by Wan Hazmer former lead game designer for Final Fantasy XV.
No Straight Roads is expected to launch sometime mid 2019.