Singapore's gaming industry is on the rise, as the game developers are keen to make an impression globally. Because of the exposure and education in various fields, there are more developers who are helping video gaming get its time in the global spotlight.
Game Developers Conference (GDC), the largest annual gathering of video game developers, is where they showcased their games for the world to see. Here is a glance at games which made their debut at the GDC earlier in February 2017:
Masquerada Songs and Shadows
Witching Studios first take on a non-mobile offering, which gives users the chance to take charge of exiled investigator Cicero and his four companions as they try to solve the kidnapping of a diplomat in a richly rendered Venetian-styled city. It circles around a battle between the oppressed and oppressor, who use the magic to enslave those lesser fortunate.
In a virtual civil war with twists and turns involving magic, it brings you into a world of a magic battlefield taking from the Dragon age and Transistor.
The game got the "Best Indie Game Award" by Dengeki Play Station and "Best PC Game of the Year" by Haogamers.com.
Developer: Witching Hour Studios
You can't see anything, sound is the only way you see but the enemies can HEAR your fear.
Your in-game character gives you a chance to make sounds through a microphone to reveal the otherwise hidden world through 'echolocation'.
For survival, one must know when to make noise, see and stay quiet to remain hidden.
This was a student game developed over a period of six months at Digipen Institute of Technology, Singapore.
PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Xbox One
Developer: Gattai Games
Play a cat in an adventure, as you treat yourself to stolen sweet goods in a massive continent crafted in the unique style of tapestry. Mysteries through dungeons, and a whole lot of catnip!
Cat Quest is a 2d Open World RPG set in the wonderful world of cats.
PC, iOS, Android
Developer: The Gentlebros
Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!
A new space adventure where the main characters are animated potatoes who are on a mission in outer space to save a beloved one, where the player gets to customise their own spaceship and fend off trespassers.
The protagonists, Cassie and Fay, journey through the cosmos in search of their grandfather.
Developer: Daylight Studios
A phone mobile game, the key lies in simplicity and replay value, which Monster Chronicles has in spades. It combines three popular genres — turn-based strategy, puzzle and roleplaying — into one package brimming with collectible monsters to train and battle. Monster Chronicles employs a unique battle system inspired by tic-tac-toe, where you can warp and move your monsters across a 3x3 battle grid to set up powerful combo chains against enemies. It's easy to pick up, so you can spend the rest of the time collecting more monsters, learning new skills and building your ideal team.
Developer: Delta Duck Studios
It was not a game released at the GDC, but does deserve a shout. As the shadow of an Ancient Evil threatens the world, it is up to Valiant adventurers to embark on an unforgettable journey to defeat ravaging monsters and fearsome demon-lords.
Recruit unique Heroes to fight for your cause and forge the greatest assembly of heroes that has ever existed. Customize and hand pick your heroes from a wide selection ranging from classes like the resilient Defender to the elusive Shadow, to the mystical Mages. Hunt and seek out legendary weapons and armours, and master powerful spells and abilities.