Filipinos have the wildest imaginations! We often say “ang taba ng utak” pertaining to all the crazy antics we see online. The memes are never ending and the hugots come one right after the other, but other than that, Filipinos use their imaginations to create games that are easy to fall in love with.
Recently, the Government’s Board of Investment (BOI) in cooperation with ASEAN and Sony sent 7 Pinoy Independent Game Developers to Japan to participate in the Tokyo Game Show 2016.
The game developers representing the Philippines are:
Games by Nico
Their game Lithium City was one of the few picked by Sony to showcase in Indie Area of the Showcase.
This game developer is presenting two games: Kill the Plumber and new game in development called Tower Fortress.
Founded in 2013, Unlibox is a Quezon City-based game studio focused on delivering original, engaging playing experiences for mobile devices. Their first game, Heroes Above, just recently went into soft launch in the Philippines.
Moocho Brain Interactive Designs
Moochoo Brain Interactive Designs loves making interactive art. They made 20 games in 10 years and their mission is to code for a more enjoyable world.
Squeaky Wheel Studio
An independent game development company based in the Philippines, Squeaky Wheel Studio aims to be a developer of thematically unique PC strategy and simulation games. They want to make entertaining games that bring attention to current affairs in developing countries.
Popsicle Games is a Philippine game development studio focused on making bite-sized fun for everyone. They make original games that encourage community building and feature unconventional themes.
Monstronauts is a quirky game development studio with a lot of imagination. But they want to describe themselves as a bunch of passionate geeks super obsessed with creating fun games. They are the creators of Potion Punch, and co-created Pocket Arcade with Kuyi Mobile.
These are just some games and developers that had their chance to showcase in the international scene. With technology advancing everyday, there is no wonder that Filipinos are excelling in game design. What kinds of games do you want to see from our Pinoy Game Developers next? Your idea might be the next big thing!