With Level Up KL Play happening in about a week’s time, now’s a good time to take a look at some of the games – made by Malaysians – that will be making an appearance at the event. With some very interesting ideas on display, here’s a bunch of games that we really want to try out.
1. Simulacra 2
” A dead influencer. An obsessed detective. Three suspects. Piece together the truth by going through the victim’s phone messages, videos, and social media. ” – Simulacra 2’s Steam store page
From Kaigan Games, the very same company that released the instant hit, “Sara is Missing”, Simulacra 2 is the studio’s latest game in the “found-phone” horror genre where a detective enlists your help to solve the mystery of a dead influencer with the only clue he has, the victim’s phone. Sure to deliver some scares and unsettle players, you’ll see the game at Level Up KL Play.
2. Bake ‘n Switch
“A long time a dough in a bakery far, far away, The First Bakers came together to defeat the Scourge. The Scourge threatened their precious food source – unreasonably cute and blobular dough creatures that roam the land.” – Bake ‘n Switch’s Steam store page
Baking puns aside, an online or local couch co-op game is always welcome to us. Bake ‘n Switch, by Streamline Studios, is a game where players need to combine cute little sentient dough beings into a larger dough, then violently massacre them by baking them in an oven. The larger the dough being baked, the higher your score. If that piques your intentions, Streamline Studios will also be present at Level Up KL Play, so be sure to check them out.
3. No Straight Roads
Okay, this one is a no-brainer. One of the most popular and well-known Malaysian titles, brought to you by Metronomik, the brainchild of former Square Enix lead designer Wan Hazmer. It’s a music-themed action game, where the underground rock scene goes up against the tyrannical EDM regime. We’ve already covered the game extensively, but if you want to hear what the general public has to say about it, check out the video below!
The name of this game should give you an idea of what it is. GigaBash is a giant kaiju 3D fighting game by Malaysian games company Passion Republic, filling a void in the gaming market that other franchises like Godzilla and Ultraman could never really achieve with their games. A game that prioritizes wanton destruction of the environment instead of true competitiveness, GigaBash should serve up some dumb fun when we see more of it at Level Up.
Yes, we know the game is currently playable in early access on Steam. That doesn’t mean we aren’t still eager to hear any new announcements that may debut at Level Up! With the game being patched and updated on a near daily basis, it’s shaping up to be a fine experience indeed.
If you guys aren’t caught up yet, Re:Legend is a co-op simulation RPG by Magnus Games Studio where players – after washing ashore on a deserted island and losing all their memories – must start a new life by building up a village, collecting adorable creatures left and right, as well as find a way to recover their lost memories. It’s an interesting premise, and one where we’re interested in the development of.
So there you have it, a short list of all the games with Malaysian power behind the wheel, and ones that we really, really want to play more of at Level Up KL Play. Rest assured though, there’ll definitely be a host of other games for you to enjoy, should you fancy it. Remember to purchase your tickets!
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