The best competitors of the fifth edition of the SEA Game Awards 2021
The SEA Game Awards 2021 are upon us and 40 games have been chosen as finalists for this year. This was announced in conjunction with the upcoming Level Up KL 2021, which will take place September 13-30.
The winners of the SEA Game Awards will be announced during the SEA Game Awards ceremony at the MY Digital Creativity Festival which begins in November.
The 40 finalists are all vying for one of the ten categories presented in the awards, which are: Best Audio, Best Visual, Best Technology, Best Game Design, Best Innovation, Best Storytelling, Best Student Game, Grand Jury Award, Rising Star Award and Audience Award.
Out of the 40 nominated games, here are 20 who are the top contenders for this year:
The Company Man by Forust Studio
One of IGN Southeast Asia’s favorite games in the region this year, this 2D side-scrolling platformer takes you up the corporate ladder within a large conglomerate by smashing your keyboard against the managers and executives who stand in your way.
Samudra by Khayalan Arts
This mesmerizingly beautiful puzzle game aims to raise awareness of the deep water pollution that is happening around the world. Samudra also received the Unity For Humanity Grant, a program within Unity Social Impact that celebrates and empowers creators who use real-time 3D to inspire change in the world.
Signal status by Reckoner Industries
The Signal State will allow players to repair an abandoned farmhouse by solving complex puzzles based on modular synthesizers. One of the most unique games to come out of the region, IGN Southeast Asia initially tested this game during Steam Next Fest 2021.
Malice by Eldritch
Another awesome upcoming game from Malaysia, Malice is a first-person horror game, where players solve puzzles to find a way out of a spooky mansion in the Japanese countryside. The demo of the game particularly scared us and asks for more.
Escape from Naraka by Xelo Games
Like Doom, but entirely focused on a masterful first-person platform, this Indonesian game is perfect for speedrunners. Escape from Naraka puts you in a nightmarish maze-like temple dominated by an evil demon called Rangda Queen Leyak to save your loved one.
Midwest 90: Rapid City by Hidden Chest Studios
Midwest 90: Rapid City by Hidden Chest Studio in Malaysia is a unique post-apocalyptic food tycoon game set halfway around the world in a small town in South Dakota, USA. Here is an interview with the developers of the game.
Vita Fighters by Ranida Games
Ranida Games’ free mobile voxel game is a treat for fans of the genre. Vita Fighters features a colorful cast of fighters that pays homage to famous cartoon characters, with an emphasis on natural fighting game mechanics, intuitive controls, and a simple, clean art style.
Endura by IFiO Studio
A game that was recently first revealed, Endura is a third-person action-adventure roguelite. Players engage in high-speed action, battle fantastic beasts, deliver seeds from a mystical tree, and uncover the secrets of the world.
Biwar: Legend Of Dragon Slayer by Devata Games Production
With a new demo coming later this month, Biwar: Legend of Dragon Slayer, is a third-person action-adventure game that involves players battling monsters, exploring ancient lands, and solving environmental puzzles. .
Coffee conference by Toge Productions
What else to say about Coffee Talk? One of Southeast Asia’s most popular indie titles, and rightly earned its reputation as Toge Productions’ flagship game. Its new expansion is one of our most anticipated games.
DeLight: The Journey Home by DreamTree Studio
Last year’s Best Innovation winner is back this year. This puzzle-adventure title puts you in control of a blind girl and her dog, who must cross a war-torn city to search for her parents.
Rising Hell by Tahoe Games
Another of our favorite games from Indonesia, Rising Hell is a vertical roguelite set in the afterlife; Think of it as Hades, only with the focus on the platform – Mega Man X style. From new updates to quite a webcomic, Rising Hell is one hell of a good time.
Atma code by Agate
Code Atma is an Agate mobile game that combines mythology and Indonesian creatures in the game’s titular Atma. With the player playing the role of a researcher, he must form his own elite Atma team and s’ engage in turn-based RPG battles.
A space for the unbound by Mojiken Studio
Another game released by Toge Productions which is also getting a webcomic, this narrative adventure game has kept fans eagerly awaiting its release. Set in the ’90s, A Space for the Unbound offers players the chance to explore a small town as a mysterious force seemingly threatens the very existence of its inhabitants.
Airship Academy by Revolution Industry
Created by Thailand gaming veterans at Revolution Industry, Airship Academy is a top-down, open-world simulation RPG created in the same vein as classic games like Star Control, Freelancer, and Sid Meier’s Pirates.
My lovely wife by GameChanger Studio
To resurrect your deceased wife, My Lovely Wife has players who essentially become a demonic pimp. By wooing and making heaps of Succubi they fall in love with, players must then kill them in order to create the perfect ship for their wives to come back to life. Not your average dating sim for sure.
When the past was around Mojiken Studio
A tearful and we can’t help but talk about, When the Past Was Around is as beautiful to play as it is to watch. This point and click type escape game focuses on a girl named Eda on her journey of love, loss and evolution.
Water Child by UOW Malaysia KDU
One of UOW KDU’s most promising student games, Water Child is an atmospheric adventure game where players must guide the titular Water Child in his quest to revive the withered and withered tree of life.
Exist.EXE by Skyfeather Games Studio
This turn-based RPG features a unique hacking mechanic, where players can recode the game world and the abilities of their party members on the fly. Exist.EXE uses a bright and dynamic 16-bit pixel art style and has just released a new demo.
Never Ending Beyond by One More Dream Studios
A brand new adventure from the creators of Ageless, the pixel-precision platformer that focused on the aging and aging players of the flora and fauna around them to solve environmental puzzles.
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